5:40 am February 17, 2011, by Henry Unger
What’s the latest with the shuttered GM Doraville plant?
AJC reporter Megan Matteucci writes that DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis is hoping the federal government can contribute funding to help redevelop the site.
This week, Ellis visited Washington, D.C. to lobby federal officials, Matteucci reports. During his visit, he met with John Fernandez, Assistant Secretary over the Economic Development Administration in the U.S. Department of Commerce, to discuss possible redevelopment funding.
On Wednesday, Ellis met with U.S. Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) to talk about his ideas for the GM site, Matteucci writes.
Last year, the county commission voted against a $54 million proposal to use federal stimulus bonds to turn the 165-acre site into an Atlantic Station-like development.
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