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Columbus Jobs Foundation sets annual meeting Jan. 21

The Columbus Jobs Foundation, the volunteer arm of economic development in Columbus County, will hold its annual business meeting Tuesday, Jan. 21, at the Museum of Natural Sciences at Whiteville at 5:30 p.m.

New officers and directors will be announced. Les High is currently chairman.

The Jobs Foundation has three major initiatives this year, to continue recruiting the computer coding company that nearly chose Columbus County in the fall, to work on establishing a small business entrepreneur incubator, and to promote new quality housing developments.

Bobby Harrelson, who developed Waterford and Compass Pointe, among others in Brunswick County, will be the guest speaker and will talk about how Columbus County might lure developers.

To join the Columbus Jobs Foundation, email Madison Ward at the Columbus County Economic Development Commission office at, or go to the organization’s website, are number of membership levels for residents and businessmen to help with economic development, including one level for millennials, those under 40, for only $75.

The Columbus Jobs Foundation is a 501-C-3 non-profit.

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