County restores EDC, alters operational model

Published: Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 09:32 AM.

“We need to make this commitment now,” Bryan said. “We have wasted too much time.”

Magidson added, “In Gulf County we need jobs, we need businesses. We need to work together and quit fighting.”

New positions

The BOCC, with Bryan dissenting, agreed to move ahead with hiring two employees.

One would serve as a consultant to Butler during discussions with a company considering locating in Gulf County. Butler said for unexpressed reasons the company had not contacted the Port Authority or Sellers – the project would involve land along the Intracoastal Canal and dredging of the canal – and he wanted a consultant to help him determine the bona fides of the company.

Bryan said Sellers could be an asset in those discussions and was fully qualified to serve as that consultant.

She said this was another example of the BOCC’s inconsistency on economic development.

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