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This is a fantastic opportunity for more growth in Athens and the surrounding area. The influx of wealth into the area gives short time construction jobs and long time employment in the area, as well as a boost to the economy from visitors at the new Hyatt. It's great to see that the town has the capabilities to still grow while many its size are dwindling and barely holding on anymore.
“(The developers and investors) can invest anywhere, and they choose Athens,” she said. “I think that’s something that we can’t take for granted and something that we need to be incredibly proud of."