News-Herald Staff Writer

CADIZ – Business is booming in the oil and gas industry, and local leaders hope to capitalize on it and build community coffers with a shared economic development post.

Cadiz Community Improvement Corp. President Michael Sliva approached Harrison County Commissioners on Wednesday seeking input on a joint effort to hire a part-time official. Talks are preliminary but there was interest on both sides.

“We’d like to do it quickly but prudently,” said Sliva. “We’d like to have a qualified person to address opportunities. We want to make sure we have somebody [with] some knowledge and recognize the need to get someone as soon as possible.” Further discussion on the position can be found in this weeks print edition of the Harrison News-Herald.