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Hancock County searching for economic development director

LA HARPE, Ill. (WGEM) -

Hancock County has put out the now hiring sign looking for someone to help bring in more jobs and businesses.

The Hancock County Economic Development Corporation was formed in 2011 and has been run by volunteers.

But now they're looking to hire a director to oversee the mission.

About $100,000 has been raised and now they're looking to hire the right person to boost the community.

"We need someone who wakes up everyday thinking, breathing, working towards the betterment of the county and someone who is accountable to the board and someone who is being paid for results," said Hancock County Economic Development Corporation Vice-President Andy Bastert.

County officials are busy recruiting for the position.

They hope to have someone hired within the next three months.

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