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Mathis working to recruit new retail business to Grady County

A new retail establishment could be coming to Grady County, according to Grady County Joint Development Authority Executive Director Chadd Mathis.
Mathis updated members of the JDA on “Project Gold,” which he says is a retail business looking to locate in the unincorporated area of Grady County.
“We’ve been working on this retail project in the county and it is looking real good. The site has been preliminarily approved and I hope an announcement can be made very soon,” Mathis told authority members Tuesday.
Mathis would not discuss details regarding the prospect.
In other business this week, JDA Chairman Charles M. Stafford said the demand for warehouse space continues to grow.
“There are areas at the Heritage Complex that need to be worked on. We need to get a plan and do so much a year or every other year until we have it fixed up so we can rent it. We need to do this in stages so it doesn’t eat up our cash, but at the same time it’s not just sitting there and going down,” Stafford said.
Authority members also discussed the need to replace a security fence at the complex that was removed during Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia’s construction of a new power line that will run from downtown Cairo east to Brumbly Creek.
According to Mathis, the fence provides critical security for tenants at Heritage Industrial Complex and he is working with power company officials to have it replaced.
“We will have to get the fence and have it installed, but they have agreed to pay for it,” Mathis said.

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