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Valdosta awarded economic development grant

August 27, 2007

Valdosta - The Valdosta-Lowndes County Industrial Authority was awarded nearly 750 thousand dollars to help get a new business off the ground.

The money was awarded from the Economic Development Administration.

It will help bring water and sewer lines and pave roads for the new Martin's Famous Pastry Shoppe facility under construction off Old Clyattville Road.

They say the grant will help the bakery up and running, which will benefit the community.  "42 million dollars worth of additional tax base, 157 jobs that aren't just jobs but high paying jobs with great benefits," says John Peeples, Chairman of the Industrial Authority.

Martins Famous Pastry is expected to open up at the end of next year.

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