Many people believe that recruiting companies is determined by the tax incentives offered by Troup County. In reality, companies which consider moving to or expanding in Troup County, in addition to their business objectives, are also deeply concerned with the quality of life for their employees.
Kia Motors, its many suppliers and other companies that selected Troup County all appraised our roads, schools and recreation facilities, and compared them to other potential locations prior to making their final decision.
We are very fortunate that this community had the foresight to approve our previous special-purpose local-option sales tax initiatives which provided us the infrastructure, road improvements, school enhancements and recreational facilities needed to attract these companies. Without these previous SPLOST initiatives, we would have been obligated to issue large public bonds to pay for the progress needed to attract and keep companies, so critical to our community.
A continuation of planned improvements for the next SPLOST is vital to our future economic development to support our existing industry and attract new businesses to LaGrange and Troup County.
I urge you to vote “yes” on Nov. 8 – “yes” for SPLOST and “yes” for E-SPLOST. Let’s keep moving Troup forward together.
Diethard “D” Lindner
Past chairman, Development Authority of LaGrange
Northridge Drive, LaGrange