See and Be Seen - Hard Work Pays Off

19 Aug, 2009

It has been a busy summer for Jackson County Economic Development Authority President and CEO Goodrich "Dus" Rogers.

In less than a month Rogers has visited the Automotive News Manufacturers Conference in Birmingham, an Industrial Forum in Wolfsburg, Germany, has welcomed a new industry, Manroy USA, to Jackson County and a new occupant, L&L Lumber Company into a formerly vacant manufacturing facility.

"In this business you have got to see people and be seen," Rogers said Tuesday. "Meeting people and traveling is a big part of economic development. Our website is also a factor in providing prospects with the information they need."

Rogers is optimistic about the efforts being put forth by his organization and local and state governmental leaders in luring industry to the area and in helping existing businesses succeed and expand. He believes, as the economy improves, that Jackson County is in position to reap the benefits of the efforts being made today.

He says everyone, in particular existing companies, plays a role in recruiting industry to the area.

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