Greenwood County Defunds Economic Development

Greenwood County ended its relationship with Greenwood Partnership Alliance Tuesday night. The Index-Journal reports a 6-1 vote ended County Council’s membership and funding. Without the county’s $300,000 annual contribution, the GPA’s income is reduced to $622,802. Its budget for the upcoming year is $922,802.

One councilmember’s comments regarding defunding the economic development agency noted public chiding by GPA board members and disparaging remarks about County Council.

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