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DeKalb Health supports economic development

January 27th, 2017

KPC News - The Star

Auburn -

DeKalb Health has pledged $15,000 to the DeKalb County Economic Development Partnership in an effort to continue economic development in the county.

The funds will be distributed annually in payments of $5,000 each over three years.

“DeKalb Health is a major contributor in helping and supporting our community,” said Anton King, executive director of the partnership. “The value of having a state-of-the-art health facility in the county in collaboration with economic development efforts is crucial to overall well-being of our county. I believe that this partnership shows the commitment to push forward in the same direction.”

“We think our partnership is valuable in helping to support the goals of economic development,” said DeKalb Health Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Kelly Dunham, and partnership board member. “We recognize that attracting new business and industry means selling what your community offers. Available and high-quality health care is a significant part of that. If we want to attract employers and strong talent to DeKalb County, employers have to know what is here. People look for key cornerstones, schools, health care, entertainment/cultural offerings, etc. So we want to help drive that.”

DeKalb Health is one of the largest employers in DeKalb County with 600 employees, and it is the county’s largest health care provider.

The partnership said support provided by DeKalb Health helps maintain the mission of improving the quality of life for DeKalb County residents through enhanced employment opportunities resulting from the responsible growth of business and industry.

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