Guilford County could see new industrial park

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — Officials said Guilford County may move its prison farm and use more than 700 acres for an industrial park, bringing hundreds of new jobs to the area.

The Greensboro News & Record reported that the plan was proposed in a closed session with President of the Greensboro Economic Development Dan Lynch at the Guilford County Board of Commissioners meeting Tuesday.

The board voted to allow 90 days for a company to make an offer that would create at least 400 new jobs as part of a new economic development plan. The company or companies must add at least $85 million to the county’s tax base.

The county would then relocate the prison farm and make the land available for the park to attract jobs.

Credit: The Greensboro News & Record.