FORSYTH, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) -- A spark that creates a fire--that's what Forsyth Mayor John Howard hopes the newest business in Forsyth will provide.
The city agreed to bring in Tractor Supply Company, a retail chain store that sells merchandise including home improvement and agricultural items.
The big pull was jobs--while the store will provide only about 20 jobs, it's the start to something even bigger.
"It's just hard to function and live and be able to take care of a family if there is no income," said Mayor John Howard II. "So that's what I think they will do for us. I think them coming here, making themselves at home, being successful in this community will be a spark for something new to happen."
The mayor went on to say the jobs were something Forsyth desperately needs--the city has lost more than 1600 jobs since 1995, and this move will begin the process of getting those back.