Thursday, May 14, 2009

Shelby County loses 2k residents, 2nd yr of declines

Residents fleeing the county typically cite crime, high property taxes and school problems.

County chief administrative officer Jim Huntzicker said the direct fiscal impact of the population loss isn't significant. But the decline indicates there is work to be done.

"We've got to improve what we're doing in terms of job creation and economic development," he said.