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More jobs coming to Botetourt Co.

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BOTETOURT CO. (WSLS 10) -  Positive economic news continues to pour into Botetourt County.

The Virginia Community College System plans to centralize administrative services for its 23-campuses in Daleville.

According to Assistant Vice Chancellor for Public Relations, Jeff Kraus, the Shared Services Center will be located on Daleville Center Drive. The state board for community colleges made the decision Thursday during a board meeting in Woodbridge, VA.

The office will initially bring a dozen jobs to the area. However, The number of employees could grow to nearly 200 in about 2 years, according to County Spokesman Cody Sexton.

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Kraus said those employees will take care of payroll, travel and expenses in an effort to make college more affordable for students.

He also said the Virginia Community College System has signed a 10 year lease. Rent will initially cost $112,000 per year.