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Lindley Estes is a business writer for The Free Lance-Star and This blog is on Fredericksburg-area business. Send an e-mail to Lindley Estes.

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Local business growth

I’ll have an article in the Sunday business section of The Free Lance-Star about local growth in wages, jobs and businesses. I compared the numbers in the second quarters of 2002 and 2007. The Virginia Employment Commission recently released the numbers for the second quarter of 2007. Among other findings, the data show that Stafford County had some of the best growth rates in the state over that five-year span. Here is a link to our data for people who have Microsoft Excel on their computers. Here is a link for people who don’t have Excel. All the data came from the VEC’s Virginia Workforce Connection Web site under the "Labor Market Data" section.