Regional task force releases its economic findings

Sullivan County Mayor Richard Venable, left, and Washington County Mayor Joe Grandy before a “historic” joint session of the Sullivan and Washington county commissions at Tri-Cities Airport in August 2018. The meeting led the two to appoint a Blue Ribbon Task Force on Regionalism.

Washington County Mayor Joe Grandy says a pending vote by the Sullivan County Commission that seeks to block that board’s membership in a new regional economic development organization will not impact his county’s stated economic development goals.

“Regardless of what happens, Washington County is in a position to move forward and be a leader in economic development in the region,” Grandy said.

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Robert Houk has served as a journalist and photographer at the Press since 1987. He is a recipient of the Associated Press Managing Editors Malcom Law Award for investigative reporting.

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