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JSDC official speaks at Rotary

Corry Shevlin, business development director for Jamestown/Stutsman Development Corp., shared on the Flex Pace program, the new business park out near the airport and the North Dakota Soybean Processors plant at the recent Rotary meeting.

Flex Pace is a program that help businesses with an interest buy down on commercial buildings, upgrading of present buildings and equipment to help grow and upgrade their facilities. Flex Pace works in combination with a local bank and the Bank of North Dakota, Shevlin said. The monies from the Bank of North Dakota is a grant. This year JSDC helped 11 businesses and organizations receive this type of funding, the most since Shevlin has been at JSDC. The business park at the airport is in process and is awaiting review by the Department of Transportation. The land will be leased to those businesses that wished to have their businesses near an airport. The soybean processing plant that would locate in the Spiritwood Energy Park is still raising capital, Shevlin said.

Erin Paulson welcomed everyone to the meeting. Eric Weber gave the table blessing, Joan Morris and Mark Reeves led the group with singing Christmas carols, and Mark Reeves collected “Happy Dollars” for Rotary projects. Student guests from Jamestown High School for this month are McKayla Kurtz and Nyah Johnson, seniors. Other guests were Dick Hall, Jen Docktor, Jenna Brehm-Gibson and Tricia Seckerson.

Paulson noted that for the Dec. 19 meeting, members are supposed to bring their spouse and the special entertainment will be Victory Christian School’s elementary choir.

Rotary meets every Tuesday at 12:10 pm at the Quality Inn & Suites. Everyone is welcome.