The Transylvania Times -

By Mark Todd
Staff Writer" 

Economy Continues To Struggle


June 16, 2009

The Transylvania County economy continues to struggle mightily, according to Mark Burrows, director of planning and economic development for the county.

"We've never had such low numbers in the 19 years I've been here" Burrows said during a meeting with members of the Economic Develo-pment Advisory Board (EDAB).

"I think it speaks to what's happening nationally. We're still in the trenches."

In 2008, commercial and industrial building permits, including French Broad Place and the Public Safety Complex, had a total year-end value of $32.6 million, compared to $13.4 million the year before....

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