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The end of an era, or seeds of the future?
With the Lowcountry Economic Network coming to a whimper of an end, economic development in Beaufort County is certainly over as we know it.
And that could be a very bad thing when it comes to prosperity (assuming you don't disagree with the math that the network was good for Beaufort).
But The Island Packet is viewing it with a spin and saying that this could be a chance to find a new successor to the network and one that's more targeted towards capitalizing on Beaufort's resources.
(Presumably by making better decisions, namely, not focusing on a commerce park.)
And there are also some new grassroots efforts afoot looking at other ways to energize on economic workforce base.