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Posted by on July 5, 2012.

Sandy Springs talking up its economy

File: Sandy Springs Mayor Eva Galambos at the High Point Civic Association meeting on Feb. 28.

The city’s economic pulse is moving at a steady pace, Sandy Springs officials say.

Following a recent announcement that CBS Corporation plans to move its technology support division into the city, the city now says it has issued 58 business licenses during the first three weeks in June.

The businesses include physician offices, a pharmacy and recreation centers. The city says it has received applications from six new beauty salons.

“We hear a lot in the news media about larger companies locating businesses within the metro area, but we also want to celebrate the small business owners,” Sandy Springs Mayor Eva Galambos said in a press release. “They are heart and soul of the business community.”

The city reports that Business and technology firm, Genesis10, moved to town in May and GT Software cut the ribbon on its new Sandy Springs headquarters in June.

“In addition, two new employment agencies specializing in technology placements applied for business licenses in June,” the city’s press release says.

Galambos said the city has received an average of 40 license requests per month since the beginning of the year.

Editor’s note: an earlier version of this article contained inaccurate information about the number of business licenses issued in June. The city has provided updated figures.

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