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BLUEFIELD (WVVA)--- A day after delivering the plan to resurrect the city economically, WVVA has learned the City of Bluefield's Economic Development Director has resigned.

Bluefield native Greg Shrewsbury announced his resignation to the Bluefield, WV city board December 31st.

"I have been given a great opportunity to go back to an old employer in the private business sector," Shrewsbury said in a phone interview with WVVA's Josh Frketic.

Although Shrewsbury would not give the name of the company, he says it is in the global engineering and securement construction field at a business based in Charleston.

Shrewsbury was still extremely optimistic about the direction Bluefield is going.

"The interest in the city has been rejuvenated. The city just needs to remain optimistic," Shrewsbury says.

Although he was a major component of the economic plan that was presented to the board Tuesday night, Shrewsbury said it is much bigger than one man.

"Bluefield has a plan. It does not end with one person. It is a total team effort."

Shrewsbury also said that he was very grateful for his opportunity and that the board has been great to work with. Shrewsbury's resignation goes into effect Friday January 11th.

Attempts to reach Mayor Linda Whalen for comment were unsuccessful Wednesday night 

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