BOCC affirms new EDA board

Published: Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 09:36 AM.

Mike Hobson, who established an ice business in Gulf County while Ed Nelson was the director of the EDC, said that he had seen the work from the EDC that commissioners have consistently said over the past four to five years has been absent.

Hobson said he came to Gulf County two years ago, and had 12 employees in the county.

“Not one of you have been in my business, but Barry Sellers has been in at least 10 times trying to help me grow this business,” he said. “I keep hearing you haven’t seen anything – here I am.”

Smiley said whatever differences commissioners had on economic development it was time to move ahead.

“Jobs coming here is going to benefit us,” Smiley said. “We have made a decision. We need to pull together because we will all benefit if they bring in jobs.”    

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