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The Aerotropolis Atlanta CIDs recently hosted two bus tours on June 7 and 21 highlighting CID projects and programs as well as commercial and industrial developments in the airport area. Both tours had a great turn out with many representatives from real estate and development fields. Each tour consisted of multiple stops throughout the airport area to discuss development potential and conducting business in the Aerotropolis and development potential.

The CIDs would like to thank our partners for helping to coordinate the tour and speakers:
City of College Park Department of Economic Development – Artie Jones III and Tasha Hall-Garrison
City of East Point Department of Economic Development – Maceo Rogers, Regina Carter, Erin Rogers and Rhonda Appleby
City of Hapeville – City Manager William Whitson and planners Lynn Patterson and Bianca Howard
Clayton County Director of Economic Development – Courtney Pogue

The CIDs would like to acknowledge and thank our elected officials who spoke to tour guests:
East Point Mayor Pro Tem Sharon Shropshire
East Point Councilman Myron Cook
Hapeville Mayor Alan Hallman
College Park Councilman Joe Carn

The CIDs thank our property owners and businesses for participating during the tour:
Frank Farrell, Ackerman & Co.
J.R. Wright and Bob Burdell, Reliant Real Estate Partners LLC (representing Steve Berman, OA Development)
Ryan Foglegram, Arches Brewing
Erik Lewis, Beer Girl
Bill O’Brien, Asbury Park

Finally, during the tour the CIDs stopped at 2750 Sullivan Road at a newly renovated industrial site for lunch, which was catered by the Yumbii Food Truck (June 7) and Pit Boss BBQ (June 21). We want to give a special thanks to our lunch sponsor, BB&T Bank, as well as our lunch hosts, Eben Hardie and Daniel Hanison of Hardie Real Estate Group.