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Greensboro/High Point area ranked No. 6 for economic development

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GREENSBORO/HIGH POINT, N.C.-- A national publication has ranked the Greensboro/High Point metropolitan area as the No. 6 spot in the country for economic development in 2012. The area includes Guilford, Randolph, and Rockingham counties.

Site Selection magazine looked at the number of corporate projects that hit the million dollar mark and compared that number to other areas that are similar in size.

"To achieve a top ten ranking under these conditions is extremely satisfying and validates that we are on the right track," says Dan Lynch, president of Greensboro economic development.

Nino Giaimo is the owner of Gia, a new restaurant on New Garden Road in Greensboro. His restaurant is the first business he's opened in Greensboro, and says this type of good economic news reassures that opening in the city was a smart business move.

"You want to hear that kind of stuff. It reassures your decision, especially as a new business you're like uh, did I do it right? You're like yes I did," explains Giaimo.

Last year, the Greensboro/High Point area was ranked No.7 on the list.