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Wednesday, July 24, 2013 8:54 PM

Project 17 seeking more members

By The Herald Staff

An initiative formed to improve the quality of life and economic opportunities in southeast Kansas hopes new members for its economic development and health work groups will help push its efforts forward.

Project 17 — which includes the 17 member counties of Franklin and Anderson counties, as well as Allen, Bourbon, Chautauqua, Cherokee, Coffey, Crawford, Elk, Greenwood, Labette, Linn, Miami, Montgomery, Neosho, Wilson and Woodson counties — already has received multiple grants to help develop regional opportunities and has specific plans to improve the economic conditions and health of the region, according to a news release from the group.

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