Jeff Burgess is joining the economic development team in Lexington County.
He will be the top assistant to county economic development director Chuck Whipple.
Burgess formerly headed the Lee County Economic Alliance for 10 years in an area 60 miles northeast of Lexington County.
In his previous post, Burgess was responsible for recruiting several industries to Lee County, including Ahlstrom, Kelve, Mar-Tech Solutions and RBC Bearings, said administrator Alan Watkins.
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Burgess also was able to obtain grants to enhance and certify Lee County's two existing industrial parks and played a role in obtaining and overseeing more than $2 million in upgrades to the downtown area.
Burgess’ salary in Lee County was $79,500, but his pay in Lexington County was not known Tuesday morning.
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