Chamber begins process of separating from EDC

Published: Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 09:48 AM.

That decision led to the creation of the Gulf County Economic Development Alliance, Inc.

The new EDA board has been established, said Chamber president Guerry Magidson, who leaves the Chamber board after this month.

Magidson will part of the new EDA board with Wewahitchka banker Jerry Gaskin, contractor Steve Newman, Loretta Costin, director of the Gulf/Franklin campus of Gulf Coast State College and local merchant Anna Duren.

Magidson said the EDA had filed paperwork for incorporation and non-profit status.

He said strategic plans and a budget will be put in place once the BOCC officially signs off on the new EDA operational model.

“Hopefully we will be able to move forward and get some jobs here,” Magidson said.

As part of moving forward, Magidson recommended the Chamber board exercise a 30-day release clause in Sellers’ contract and to waive non-compete and confidentiality clauses in order that Sellers could enter into a similar contract with the new EDA.

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