CEO Burrell Ellis Announces ONE DeKalb Works

From the county CEO's office: "One of the key components of the American Jobs Act is targeted to rebuilding our nation's crumbling infrastructure. Here, at home, we are investing $1.35 billion over the next 8-1/2 years towards the upgrade and repair of our aging water and sewer system. The magnitude of these repairs has presented us with the opportunity to implement our own local stimulus program that will create jobs now and help citizens grow businesses now." Read the full story here.

 
 

 

 

DeKalb County Chief Executive Officer Burrell Ellis announced today an innovative initiative that leverages a $1.35 billion capital improvement program to create jobs for local residents and infuse millions into the economy to help local small businesses.  Joined by DeKalb County Commissioners Kathie Gannon and Lee May; Congressman Hank Johnson and Clarkston Mayor Emanuel Ransom; Marc Morial, President and CEO of the National Urban League; and local partners including Goodwill Industries of North Georgia, Georgia Piedmont Technical College and North Georgia Building and Construction Trades Council, CEO Ellis unveiled the details of ONE DeKalb Works, a public/private partnership to put DeKalb citizens back to work.

 

CEO Ellis said, "One of the key components of the American Jobs Act is targeted to rebuilding our nation's crumbling infrastructure.  Here, at home, we are investing $1.35 billion over the next 8-1/2 years towards the upgrade and repair of our aging water and sewer system. The magnitude of these repairs has presented us with the opportunity to implement our own local stimulus program that will create jobs now and help citizens grow businesses now."

 

 

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