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Lee County entrepreneur friendly

April 16, 2008

Leesburg --Lee County is now a Georgia Entrepreneur Friendly Community.

A team from the Georgia Department of Economic Development toured Lee County on this school bus and interviewed business owners about practices in the county.

It was the final step in Lee County earning this state designation, which will bring benefits to people doing business there. Program Chairman Greg Wright said "Entrepreneurs looking to expand their business or open a new business in the area will have access to special education programs, grants, government funding, things of that nature. Overall it will help with the growth of the area."

 Lee County continues to see new business growth. In 2004  the county issued 600 business licenses. In 2007 that number doubled to 12-hundred.

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