The Blount County Commission announced last week it will hold a work session Thursday, Aug. 29, at 6:30 p.m. in the commission boardroom at the courthouse. No reason or subject to be addressed was mentioned in the announcement. The Blount Countian contacted commissioners Allen Armstrong (District 1) and Dean Calvert (District 3) to inquire as to the purpose for holding the non-routine meeting. Both said it was being held to accommodate the requests of mayors of county municipalities to reactivate a county industrial development board to organize, initiate, and coordinate economic development efforts throughout the county. Other subjects as well may be addressed.