Macon City Council seeks business for city

Macon City Council on Tuesday night passed a resolution asking several development agencies the city helps fund to jointly come up with a plan for attracting business to the city.

Council members are concerned that many economic development projects are landing outside of the city limits while suitable sites or facilities within Macon are being overlooked.

“I guess we all are just kind of nervous about what’s happening with the city of Macon,” said Councilwoman Elaine Lucas, one of six members who sponsored the resolution.

“When you ride around, you see so many vacant areas and shopping centers that once were thriving.”

The resolution makes the request of the Middle Georgia Regional Development Center, the Urban Development Authority, the Macon Economic Development Commission, the city’s Economic and Community Development Department, Macon-Bibb Planning & Zoning, the Industrial Development Authority and the Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce.