Dusty Embree, Jones County Economic Development (JCED) director, met with the Board of Supervisors during their Jan. 31 meeting to update the board and request funding.
Embree requested the same appropriation as the last fiscal year: $27,601 (10,319 countywide and $17,282 for rural residents).
Embree highlighted six areas JCED has been working on. She said her number one goal is still ensuring existing businesses remain successful.
“We strive to connect with local businesses and let them know we are their partner for success,” said Embree.