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August 28--  The Toombs County Development Authority is offering TUMI Luggage assistance to expand the company's distribution center in Vidalia.

At a called meeting Monday, the Development Authority board agreed to provide a half-million dollars over a five-year period to keep TUMI jobs in the county.

In return, the Development Authority wants assurances that TUMI will invest at least $1,750,000 to increase the size of its current distribution center by nearly 80,000 square and a guarantee that TUMI will employ at least 200 people during each year of the five-year period.

Vidalia TUMI manager Richard Lawrence is expected to present the offer to the corporate home office in New Jersey in early September.