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Commission Holds Joint Meeting with Council
by Ashley Murphy

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

The Bradley County Commission held a joint meeting with the Cleveland City Council on Monday, May 10, 2010. The main purpose of the meeting was to hear about the growth of Cleveland and Bradley County. Doug Berry of the Industrial Development Board gave several updates regarding industrial and business growth for the area.

The IDB is currently looking at 300-350 acres for purchase, which could cost an estimated $4-6 million. It was stated that not having any shovel-ready sites has affected Cleveland, in the sense of having big business come into the city. Gary Farlow also stated Cleveland is behind in having an Industrial Park set in place. Berry then continued by saying if Cleveland did, in fact, already have a park in place, a Tier I Supplier could have been located in Cleveland by now.

Greg Dale continued on the same path during what was meant to be the commission's work session, discussing the 2010 Joint Strategic Plan. Mayor Davis then submitted a resolution for next week's agenda to adopt the updated Five-year Strategic Economic Development Plan.

The Bradley County Commission will meet again on Monday, May 17, 2010 at 10 a.m. in the Commission Room of the Bradley County Courthouse.