Washington County Top Stories of 2013

Published: Sunday, January 5, 2014 at 01:51 PM.

“I would rather have 10 businesses with five employees than one business with 50 employees,” Wade said.  “One of the first things you need to do is stop going to Dothan or Panama City to shop. Spend that money here in town with a local business.”

Wade said growing the businesses already in place is a key element of economic development that is often overlooked.

“Economic development is the process of creating wealth and increasing the tax base,” Wade said. “If you can grow jobs, then you increase your tax base and everyone benefits.”

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