Gadsden-Etowah IDA Executive Director Dies
A Gadsden and Etowah County official who helped lead the region into monumental expansion and growth has died after an extended illness. Mike McCain, the Executive Director of the Gadsden-Etowah Industrial Development Authority had been sick and according to Mayor Sherman Guyton McCain worked as long as he could from his home when he could no longer work from the office. Guyton says McCain had the ability to locate industry and negotiate prospects. He adds that McCain was a good person and a good friend who did an outstanding job. Gutyon says he’ll surely be missed. Mayor Guyton said McCain died about 7:00AM this morning.