Fifty applications and resumes for the position of Director of the Marshall County Economic Development Corporation have been received.
Board member Roger Umbaugh gave an update on the search to the Marshall County Council members. The board has waded through the many applications and have decided upon eight candidates who will be interviewed over the phone. Many of the candidates live outside Marshall County, even out of the state. Umbaugh pointed out that all candidates have local roots. He hopes a new director will be active by the end of March.
Jennifer Laurent was the last director and she left the Economic Development Corporation in December.
Umbaugh also reported that 320 new jobs were new to the county in 2012, including many factories and industry opportunities.