FAIRMONT — The first meeting of the recently renewed partnership among the Marion County Commission, Fairmont City Council and Marion Regional Development Corp. took place Friday morning at a one-time meeting place on Leonard Avenue.

The topic, in a nutshell — economic development. With the common goal of boosting Marion County’s economy, members entered the meeting knowing they have a steep road ahead. And yet the mood was one of optimism.

Throughout the hour-long meeting, members discussed and realistically appraised the tasks in front of them, which range from minor licensing to larger scale studies.

“I am excited that we’ve joined forces with the city and the MRDC to have a unified voice representing Marion County,” Marion County Commission…

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