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Temple City Hopeful For Own News Of Economic Growth

2013 has seen several announcements for Carroll County regarding new businesses… and expanding businesses.
 
Bringing financial investments and new jobs to Carrollton… and Villa Rica.
 
Now, Temple city government is hopeful to make its own big announcement soon.
 
“Through a joint effort with the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce and Carroll Tomorrow, our industrial park has received a lot of attention in the last couple months,” Mayor Rick Ford said this week. “(Monday) we hosted an international company that is looking at the industrial sight. “
 
Officials prefer to not mention the names of any interested businesses until deals are confirmed.
 
Ford says Temple is one of three sites that he is aware of—including one in Mexico and Alabama—to make the final cut on this expanding business’ list.
 
“Temple has a lot to offer. We are a small bedroom community, however we consider ourselves pro-development and we try to be aggressive,” Ford said. “We have direct access to I-20 and to services for two major airports. We have the infrastructure in place—in that we have a 1.5 million gallon wastewater plant and we’re only operating at about 30-percent so we have a lot of room to grow. And we provide services here at a local level where we can more than meet the needs of a company looking at coming to the Temple area.
 
If chosen as the final site, Ford says council would likely consider a tax abatement incentive.
 
Ford is hopeful that the city of Temple will join those who have already made big business announcements—before the end of 2013.
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