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January 22, 2007

Douglas -- Because of Douglas and Coffee County's recent success in attracting business, the State Department of Economic Sevelopment has tagged the community a success story.

Between 1990 and 2000, Coffee County grew over 26%. In 2006, Coffee County attracted more than 300 new jobs when American Insulated Wire and Premium Waters decided to set up shop in Coffee County.

A representative attending Monday's announcement wasn't surprised at their newest success. 

"It's phenomenal, I can't tell you how proud I am of this community, but I'm not surprised they've always been phenomenal," said Deborah Lohnes, Sr. Project Manager for the Department of Economic Development.

While still primarily an agricultural community, the town boasts a huge Wal-Mart Distribution Center, with more than 1,600 jobs.

Coffee County's population is expected to grow to 45,000 by 2015.

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