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Stone Mountain CID Gets $80,000 Grant

Funding will help the Community Improvement District with long-range planning to bring jobs to that area of DeKalb County, leader says.

The Atlanta Regional Commission has awarded the Stone Mountain Community Improvement District with a Livable Centers Initiative grant of $80,000, the district announced Tuesday.

The district is supplying $20,000 in matching funds for the grant.

"We hope to assist the Stone Mountain CID as it crafts a strategic vision and helps redefine the area's role in the regional economy for decades to come, " said Dan Reuter, Atlanta Regional Commission Land Use Chief, said in the announcement about the grant.

"The Stone Mountain CID is extremely pleased to receive this substantial grant from the Atlanta Regional Commission," said Stone Mountain CID President Emory Morsberger in the announcement. "This funding will help us devise long-range planning that is focused on bringing jobs back to this part of DeKalb County, which is our primary mission. We will continue to update our community and keep everyone tied in to our goal of creating 2,000 new jobs right here by the end of 2013."

The Stone Mountain CID runs roughly from Hugh Howell to East Ponce de Leon and all side streets within that corridor.

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