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AmeriPumps pays back incentive funds

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Though the company in Hillsville is still in business, it has returned to the state a $150,000 incentive because it did not hire enough workers.

By Christopher Brooke, Reporter

HILLSVILLE — State incentive funds of $150,000  to create jobs with AmeriPumps in Hillsville has been paid back to the Governor’s Opportunity Fund, according to the company owner and the Virginia Economic Development Partnership.
In an effort to attract the maker of industrial strength pumps from Chattanooga, Tenn., to Hillsville, the state economic development fund provided $150,000 in 2008.
The goals involved creating 125 new jobs and investing a total of $4.6 million in the community.


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