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Quotes of the week

“Ultimately in our business, the community drives the deal. This is a testament to Salisbury that the community has stood the test of time.”
Michael Smith, developer
On retail growth in Salisbury

 “It’s going to take some years to get the problems and issues worked out (at Fibrant). We don’t think about it with Time Warner and Comcast because they were going through growing pains a long time ago.”
Craig Settles
Broadband business strategist

 “I think it will move from being a comfortable board to being an aggressive board with new ideas. We’ve been thinking too small in Rowan County.
Greg Edds, GOP chair
On Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education changes

 “People don’t realize how big a deal this is. This is huge.”
City Councilman Brian Miller
On the rave reviews for the city’s streamlined process for business development

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