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Supervisors highlight accomplishments in Woodbury County

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Supervisors meeting at Woodbury County Courthouse in Sioux City. Supervisors meeting at Woodbury County Courthouse in Sioux City.
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) -

The Woodbury County Board of Supervisors consider 2012 a good year for economic development and catching up with technology.

Woodbury County Supervisor Jackie Smith said the board took a larger role in spurring economic growth this year.  She cites the board's work in rebuilding Port Neal as a highlight.

That's where CF Industries recently announced plans for a nearly $2-billion expansion to the fertilizer complex.

"Typically boards of supervisors don't get into the game of economic development but for our area, we have been depressed really, as far as job growth and population growth for so long, that we too thought we could offer some manpower some brain storming, even some monetary resources," Jaclyn Smith, Woodbury County Supervisor said.

Smith said some of the county's growth is a result of the focus its put on building up infrastructure over the past several years.

The county is also touting its use of technology.  At the start of the year, the county used Snowcap, an alert system, to warn workers of a water main break at the Woodbury County court house.

Then, in July, supervisors started using ipads for meetings.  Until now, workers often hand delivered documents.

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