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Chamber gives upbeat economic report to area leaders
Expansion, construction fueling local job market
Jobseekers wait in line to see representatives of Wrigley’s at the Gainesville Civic Center during the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce’s annual job fair and expo in April. About 900 attended the event which featured 60 employers. - photo by File photo
Jobs seem to be breaking out all over, thanks to industry expansions, new construction and an apparently recharged Hall County economy. “Everybody in our construction trades … is really busy at the moment,” said Tim Evans, vice president of economic development for the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce. “We’ve got almost 1.2 million square feet of commercial and industrial space under construction right now.