The Marietta Daily Journal – Isakson Corker to headline forum

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Jun

The Marietta Daily Journal – Isakson Corker to headline forum

MARIETTA — A symposium targeting the redevelopment of south Cobb near Six Flags Drive and Franklin Road in Marietta is scheduled for September with U.S. Sens. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) and Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) scheduled as the keynote speakers.

Corker was the mayor of Chattanooga during that city’s downtown renaissance, said Cobb Chamber of Commerce spokeswoman Amy Selby.

Co-unty Chairman Tim Lee said the Six Flags Drive and Franklin Road areas were selected for the first of what is expected to be an annual forum because they have the potential to present the biggest returns on investment for redevelopment opportunities due to their proximity to the interstate.

“It just so happens that there are opportunities because they’ve had some problems in the past because of law enforcement issues, high transiency rates, quality of life and code enforcement problems,” Lee said.

The idea for the symposium came from lobbyist Michael Paris, president and CEO of the Council for Quality Growth. Paris’s group is hosting the event along with the Cobb Competitive Economic Development for a Growing Economy (EDGE) nonprofit on Sept. 16 at the Marietta Conference Center.

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