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Twin Falls State Of The City Address

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By Andrew Reed

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) Twin Falls Mayor Greg Lanting delivered a message full of optimism and success at the annual state of the city address.

Community leaders and local business owners gathered to hear what is in store for the city.

"Twin Falls is a moving community and we want people to realize that," said Mayor Greg Lanting.

2012 was a busy year for the City of Twin Falls, officials celebrated success and continue to face challenges.

"We celebrated the success of the opening of Chobani a $450 million dollar investment in our community. We're excited about downtown, we have the new first federal building that will be going in. We have the Glanbia USA building go in. We have been working hard the the strategic plan which has some things for the future” said Mayor Greg Lanting.

Mayor Greg Lanting says, the city is expected to hit a population of 66-thousand by 2030, which is something the city is preparing for.

"We have continued interested in the City of Twin Falls and if the citizens allow us to expand the water treatment plant. Then we will be able to entertain some of those possibilities."

Doug Stokes a Twin Falls businessman is excited for the future of the city.

"It's nice to be plugged in and know what's going on in the community. It is also nice to meet other big hitters in the community and learn what they do and how business works in the Magic Valley,” said Doug Stokes.

The state of the city address, a time for city leaders to highlight accomplishments.

The city is hosting an open house on Thursday April 11, at 6pm at the Twin Falls City Council Chambers on the city's strategic plan.


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