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The Bladen County Commissioners Chairman Charles Ray Peterson issued an official statement to the media and the public in attendance at Monday night’s Commissioners meeting.

In the statement Peterson said progress has been made in the past 6 to 8 weeks regarding the county’s economic development program. Peterson said some specific measures to be taken will include:
The Economic Development Director giving monthly updates to the Board of Commissioners, the Economic Development Advisory Board, Bladen’s Bloomin’ Agri-Industrial and the Committee of 100.

Peterson also said  Economic Development Director Chuck Heustess will be compensated directly “by Bladen County with BBAI providing funds to Bladen County for a portion of Heustess’ salary for services rendered to BBAI.

To read the entire statement issued, see below:  Watch the meeting on video on our YouTube Channel at: https://youtu.be/ulE93mUdBFM