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Every little bit helps

Published 8:55pm Thursday, January 10, 2013

Spinrite is seeking help from the city in obtaining a grant of up to $500,000 to help it expand its presence in the National Spinning plant in Washington.

The expansion of about 330,000 square feet would result in about 10 new jobs, according to information presented at a meeting of Beaufort County and city officials Wednesday. The city also is being asked to support a grant that would create a new company, a spin-off of Flanders Filters.

While the jobs those projects would create would be a drop in the bucket when it comes to lowering the county’s unemployment rate below 10 percent, where it’s been hovering for at least two years, they would create jobs. Some county residents now out of work likely would find employment when these projects are completed.

As folks say, every little bit helps.

By supporting these projects, city officials, including the mayor and City Council, will be doing their parts to help reduce the high unemployment rate in the county. Just ask those without jobs if they’d like to see these projects go from proposed status to completed status.


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