Following the advice of an economic development study released earlier this year, Dorchester County has created a community development manager position with its Economic Development team to help grow and recruit retail.
Monday, during regular meeting of council, Dorchester County Council voted 6-0 with Councilman David Chinnis absent to approve the position, which will replace the higher-paid position of deputy director.
"This person would address the issue of capturing more of our sales tax," Council Chair Larry Hargett said during the meeting.
The deputy director position is currently vacant.
The economic development study released earlier this year recommended the formation of a small business taskforce, and recognized gaps in the county's retail recruitment and development.