Power Breakfast: DeKalb seeks funds to redevelop GM Doraville, jobless claims, bogus tax returns, Sunday alcohol

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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the ajc is a joke!!!

February 17th, 2011
6:29 am

On a consistent basis you entertain me with your incorrect grammar and mispelled words. Thanks for representing Atlanta is such a positive light… it’s safe to assume that you got your education locally. Develop… please correct ASAP!

the ajc is a joke!!!

February 17th, 2011
6:30 am

Biz: Redevloping GM plant (from your main home page)


February 17th, 2011
6:53 am

@the ajc is a joke!!!

The internet is serious business.

Patrick Ferrer

February 17th, 2011
7:08 am

Please no more retail, condo’s or entertainment initiatives for Atlanta! Let’s make the GM plant a tax free zone for green energy companies. It will attract different capital sources, position city for future, create good paying jobs, enhance global leadership of Atlanta and further diversify industry locally.
Guess what all that does… it helps retail, condo and entertainment industries as a by product.

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February 17th, 2011
7:14 am

Christian voters are idiots. If you don’t like Sunday alcohol sales….DON’T BUY ANY! Quit encouraging people to go to the bars to get sauced watching football and NASCAR and driving home. Why are they so hellbent on keeping alcohol sales on Sunday banned?!?! Makes no sense.


February 17th, 2011
7:15 am

Hey, why be fiscally responsible when there’s always someone else’s money to spend? “Green” energy is just as much a waste of taxpayer money as another subsidized mixed use plan full of overpriced condos. If someone has a good plan for the real estate, it won’t need tax money to subsidize it.

Ellis reminds me of a kid who’s spending Grandma’s money in a candy store. He just loves to spend other people’s money.


February 17th, 2011
7:37 am

Patrick Ferrer
That is a very good idea. It probably needs further development (who would qualify, etc.), but I like it.

no sunday drinking

February 17th, 2011
11:56 am

there is enough drinking on other days during the week. The government needs to prohibit all drinking on Sunday including serving all that alcohol at restaurants and bars—this is against the Bible and must stop!


February 18th, 2011
7:09 am

Hasn’t he heard, the feds are broke! Seriously, they need to do something, and soon.