Nov
17

The Town of Jackson Wants a Supermarket

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The Town of Jackson wants a supermarket and has asked for Aiken County’s assistance in the creation of a tax increment financing district to pave the way, but the plan was met with mixed reactions Tuesday.

Attorney Gary Pope, who is working with the Town of Jackson on the project, said the town believes bringing a grocery store into the area is the last and best option to reinvigorate the community by becoming a focal point for a business district, which will attract further economic development. The business will be a shot in the arm to the town that is “drying up,” he said.

Pope presented the proposal to Council during its work session Tuesday with Jackson Mayor Todd Etheredge and the town’s clerk in attendance. The Town of Jackson will also approach the Aiken County Board of Education next week with the same plan.

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