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Ups and Downs for Lee Development

October 11, 2007

Lee County - - Several commercial developments in Lee County are moving forward, but there have also been some disappointments. 

Chilli's Restaurant is expected to be complete in a couple of weeks. It will bring up to $75,000 a year in sales tax to Lee County. An I-Hop restaurant is also expected to open early next year.

But a few other big projects county officials were working on fell through.  

"The one we did miss to another community that offered some incentives to include free land that Lee county couldn't afford to give. I had two other active prospects working for well over a year now and they cited economic conditions to put their expansions on hold," says Winston Oxford with the Lee Development Authority.

Oxford is optimistic about four other large commercial developments. Next week, Lee county hopes to finalize a deal to bring a 100,00 square foot distribution center to the Oakland Meadows Business Park.

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