SHENANDOAH -- Page County, which includes the towns of Shenandoah, Luray and Stanley, will submit a proposal this month to become an enterprise zone. This would give businesses in Page County tax breaks and other financial incentives like grants and loans to expand. Many local businesses have recently shut down due to the financial strains of the economy.
The mayor of Shenandoah, Clinton Lucas, is hopeful that making Page County an enterprise zone will draw new businesses to the area and encourage local companies to expand.
"We're hopeful. We're thinking that if we make it available and get some interested employers then that could be an opportunity that our people would have to stay local rather than have to leave the area," said Lucas.
Currently Page County has the highest unemployment rate in our area at 8.2%.
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