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Anderson County a step closer to $74M investment

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The Anderson County Council gave unanimous preliminary approval Tuesday to a fee-in-lieu-of-tax agreement for a manufacturing company looking to buy land at the Anderson County Technology and Manufacturing Center in Sandy Springs.

The process needs to go through a couple more readings with council and then a public hearing, according to council clerk Kimberly Poulin, who said that process could take a couple of months. Burriss Nelson, director of Anderson County Economic Development, confirmed a company is looking to invest $74 million in a facility on 220 acres that will create 1,000 jobs at the Sandy Springs site. He did not name the company and said the process is in the early stages.

“We are paving the way for them so if they decide to come we’ll be ready,” Nelson said, adding that no agreement has been signed solidifying the decision.

Anderson County bought the land for the technology and manufacturing center late last year for $3.9 million, according to Nelson in a March interview with GSA Business Report.

Reach Teresa Cutlip at 864-720-1223.

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