Atlanta Mayor Pushes Economic Development Plans, Including Transit Loop

DeSue, Tedra
January 2005
Bond Buyer;1/6/2005, Vol. 351 Issue 32044, p3
Trade Publication
The article reports that Atlanta, Georgia, Mayor Shirley Franklin yesterday told the metro area's business community her plans to boost economic development, including a huge project that could rely on debt to help create a mass transit loop encircling the city. Franklin gave her state of the city address to the City Council on Monday and then made the address to the business community yesterday. While she did not specify any bond programs, or even discuss how some of her ideas will be funded. Franklin laid out a road map for what she said would help the city maintain its designation as the economic driver of the Southeast.


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