ATLANTA (Aug. 18, 2009) - Georgia gubernatorial candidate Eric Johnson says he supports breaking up the 1,500-acre Chatham County mega-site that former Gov. Roy Barnes once touted as the future home of a Daimler-Chrysler plant.
"Mitsubishi - if that is in fact the prospect - is just the type of company to break up the site for," Johnson said during a Q-and-A at Atlanta commercial real estate firm Carter (a Wilbert News Strategies client). "It's sitting empty. We've had some good companies look at that site, a lot of people don't know that."
If the state agrees to subdivide the mega-site, Mitsubishi builds a plant and Barnes wins back the governor's mansion in 2010, we will have come full circle - sort of.