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Flint and Genesee Chamber of Commerce tapping into former Buick City site’s potential

The Flint and Genesee Chamber of Commerce is working to make it easier to attract new companies to Buick City. (Photo Credit: Mike Japowicz)

FLINT, Mich. -A concrete jungle that reminds us all about the fall of General Motors, is one big step closer to bringing new life to one of the city’s largest eyesores.

The Flint and Genesee Chamber of Commerce is working to make it easier to attract new companies to Buick City.

The hope is this plan will bring in business, jobs and new life to Flint.

They are doing something that saves prospective companies money and time.

It may not sound too exciting though; they're locating things like sewer lines and gas lines, but the Flint and Genesee Chamber of Commerce is convinced cutting out this step will bring in new business, and jobs for Flint.

Buick City was once thriving and the chamber sees a lot of potential to bring in new manufacturing.

Already Lear has announced plans for a new auto related plant.

What the chamber just wrapped up essentially maps out where all the utilities are, tells the prospective businesses what's underground so they can decide more quickly what's best for them.

This is all being paid for through a $200,000 federal grant.

While all the mapping out of sewer, gas and electric lines has been done, now the chamber is in what it calls the marketing phase of this project.

They don't have any other official announcements yet but say they are in contact with several companies.

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