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BioTech Company Looks at Toombs
Friday, 22 January 2010

January 25--  While economic development is a slow go in many parts of Georgia, the Toombs County Development Authority is getting some attention from several companies.

The Development Authority's industrial park on U.S. One north of Lyons has won certification from the Georgia Department of Economic Development and is one of only seven sites in the state to do so. Officials say that gives Toombs County a competitive advantage when it comes to attracting prospects.

The latest prospect is a South Carolina bio-tech company. AgraTech International is interested in the industrial park's vacant spec building to process shrimp waste for applications in agriculture, cosmetics, medical and diet control products.  It promised 150 jobs to start with as many as 500 in five years.  The average pay is $10 an hour.

ImageAt the Development Authority's first meeting of the New Year, it said goodbye to outgoing chairman Sam Polk (left) and departing board member John Robison.  Incoming Chairperson Pollyann Martin presented the two with tokens of appreciation for their work on behalf of economic development in the county. 

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