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City of Orange EDC hires consulting service

ORANGE — City of Orange Council approved the city’s Economic Development Corporation (EDC) to hire Griffith, Moselely, Johnson and Associates, Inc. as a professional consulting services for attracting industrial and retail development for the purpose of economic development within the city.

“They will highlight on retail and industrial development,” Director of Economic Development Jay Trahan said during the Tuesday morning meeting. “We are already meeting with industry leaders concerning financial incentives.”

The company will work with the city’s economic development staff and regional economic development community, site selection consultants, real estate developers and brokers, to identify economic development opportunities as well as review the city’s economic development strategic plan according to a Scope Of Work attachment to the contract between the EDC and the consulting firm.

The agreement is at a rate of $200 an hour and approved additional expenses for travel outside a 60-mile radius of the office located in Port Arthur, Texas, for the purpose of economic development.