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New Albany development continues to spread east

When New Albany officials first pitched the idea of an international business park to representatives from Discover Financial Services, much was left to the imagination.

Surrounded by cornfields, city officials had to ask the farmer to plow a path for the credit-card company’s reps to envision the possible site for their future headquarters.

“They brought them out and said, ‘This is a cornfield, but five years from now, it’s going to be a thriving business park,’” said Jennifer Chrysler, New Albany’s community-development director. “The company representatives believed they had the conviction to make these types of investments and it’s the strategy we’ve been using consistently since 1998.”

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