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Cass official: Businesses want to expand

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WALKER — Gail Leverson, Cass County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) director, said she now is getting a lot of calls from healthy businesses wanting to expand.

Though the county’s unemployment rate remains higher at 7.8 percent than what she feels is a more normal average of 6 percent, it is down from the 11 percent peak hit in 2009.

The June 2012 rate meant 1,181 people were looking for work of a 15,165 labor force.

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