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J. Scott Trubey

Business reporter: Economic development and commercial real estate

J. Scott Trubey covers economic development and commercial real estate. He joined the AJC in 2010.

Latest from J. Scott Trubey

Film and entertainment industry may grow in DeKalb
Third Rail Studios, one of three large film and TV production studios in DeKalb County, is located on the old General Motors plant site in Doraville.

Posted: 28 minutes ago

Third Rail Studios, one of three large film and TV production studios in DeKalb County, is located on the old General Motors plant site in Doraville.
Savannah to see even bigger ship after this month’s record-breaker
 Georgia basked in the media spotlight this month as the biggest container ship to ever call on the East Coast paid a visit to Savannah’s port. But like a Hollywood blockbuster, the sequel has to be bigger. Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Griff Lynch said Monday that an even larger vessel, the OOCL France, is scheduled...

Posted: a day ago

Georgia basked in the media spotlight this month as the biggest container ship to ever call on the East Coast paid a visit to Savannah’s port. But like a Hollywood blockbuster, the sequel has to be bigger. Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Griff Lynch said Monday that an even larger vessel, the OOCL France, is scheduled...
Georgia’s ports see April shipping record
 The Georgia Ports Authority on Monday said business surged through its facilities last month, marking the best-ever April by tonnage for the agency’s terminals. The authority said it loaded and unloaded more than 333,000 TEUs, or twenty-foot equivalent container units, last month, up 11.7 percent from the same month a year ago. By tonnage...

Posted: a day ago

The Georgia Ports Authority on Monday said business surged through its facilities last month, marking the best-ever April by tonnage for the agency’s terminals. The authority said it loaded and unloaded more than 333,000 TEUs, or twenty-foot equivalent container units, last month, up 11.7 percent from the same month a year ago. By tonnage...
Westside park could have potential of Historic Fourth Ward Park
 The city of Atlanta on Friday will break ground on a park in the shadow of Mercedes-Benz Stadium that community leaders hope will help trigger a rebirth of Vine City and surrounding neighborhoods that nurtured the Civil Rights Movement. Officials tout Rodney Cook Sr. Park for its potential to foster revitalization in much the same way as...

Posted: 5 days ago

The city of Atlanta on Friday will break ground on a park in the shadow of Mercedes-Benz Stadium that community leaders hope will help trigger a rebirth of Vine City and surrounding neighborhoods that nurtured the Civil Rights Movement. Officials tout Rodney Cook Sr. Park for its potential to foster revitalization in much the same way as...
Ground to be broken to launch new park on Atlanta’s westside
 Business and Atlanta civic leaders will gather Friday to launch a new park near Mercedes-Benz Stadium that many hope will be an anchor for redevelopment of westside neighborhoods. Rodney Cook Sr. Park, a 16-acre green space, will serve a number of key roles — community gathering place, a monument of the state and city’s place...

Posted: 5 days ago

Business and Atlanta civic leaders will gather Friday to launch a new park near Mercedes-Benz Stadium that many hope will be an anchor for redevelopment of westside neighborhoods. Rodney Cook Sr. Park, a 16-acre green space, will serve a number of key roles — community gathering place, a monument of the state and city’s place...
Developer named for Atlanta’s Fort McPherson
 The agency steering the redevelopment of Fort McPherson has picked a master developer for a portion of the former military installation. The McPherson Implementing Local Redevelopment Authority has selected a partnership led by Atlanta area developer and planner Stephen Macauley. Terms of the partnership were not immediately known, but Macauley...

Posted: 6 days ago

The agency steering the redevelopment of Fort McPherson has picked a master developer for a portion of the former military installation. The McPherson Implementing Local Redevelopment Authority has selected a partnership led by Atlanta area developer and planner Stephen Macauley. Terms of the partnership were not immediately known, but Macauley...
Gov. Deal signals approval to spend more to deepen Savannah River
 SAVANNAH — Governor Nathan Deal said Friday he supports providing additional state resources to finish the deepening of the Savannah River, and he expects the federal government to fulfill its promise to fund its share of the nearly $1 billion project. Speaking to reporters after a welcoming ceremony for the Cosco Development,...

Posted: 11 days ago

SAVANNAH — Governor Nathan Deal said Friday he supports providing additional state resources to finish the deepening of the Savannah River, and he expects the federal government to fulfill its promise to fund its share of the nearly $1 billion project. Speaking to reporters after a welcoming ceremony for the Cosco Development,...
Gov. Deal: Savannah port ‘not only shovel-ready, we are dredge-ready’
 SAVANNAH —- Gov. Nathan Deal said Friday he supports providing additional state resources to finish the deepening of the Savannah River, and also said he still expects the federal government to fund its share of the nearly $1 billion project. Speaking to reporters after a welcoming ceremony for the largest container ship to ever...

Posted: 11 days ago

SAVANNAH —- Gov. Nathan Deal said Friday he supports providing additional state resources to finish the deepening of the Savannah River, and also said he still expects the federal government to fund its share of the nearly $1 billion project. Speaking to reporters after a welcoming ceremony for the largest container ship to ever...
Biggest cargo ship to call on the East Coast arrives in Savannah
 SAVANNAH — Frank Haynes comes to River Street along this historic city’s waterfront every chance he can get to watch the cargo ships slowly float in and out of the harbor. “Near everyday if I’m not at work,” said Haynes, who sees the ships as omens of a stronger economy. Thursday’s showing didn’t...

Posted: 12 days ago

SAVANNAH — Frank Haynes comes to River Street along this historic city’s waterfront every chance he can get to watch the cargo ships slowly float in and out of the harbor. “Near everyday if I’m not at work,” said Haynes, who sees the ships as omens of a stronger economy. Thursday’s showing didn’t...
Turner Field Summerhill renderings
A group of residents in the neighborhoods opposed to the sale of Turner Field have erected tents outside the ballpark. The group is protesting the sale of the ballpark and surrounding parking lots to Georgia State University and a private development team. They say they want a legally-binding community benefits agreement that spells out steps...

Posted: 29 days ago

A group of residents in the neighborhoods opposed to the sale of Turner Field have erected tents outside the ballpark. The group is protesting the sale of the ballpark and surrounding parking lots to Georgia State University and a private development team. They say they want a legally-binding community benefits agreement that spells out steps...
Could Atlanta bribery figure have worked with the feds before?
 Elvin “E.R.” Mitchell Jr., a central figure in the cash-for-contracts scandal that’s gripped Atlanta City Hall, was allegedly approached by federal prosecutors to be an informant years before his admitted involvement in the bribery scheme. The allegation came Wednesday in open court and after a hearing in Mitchell&rsquo...

9:46 PM Wednesday, Apr. 19, 2017

Elvin “E.R.” Mitchell Jr., a central figure in the cash-for-contracts scandal that’s gripped Atlanta City Hall, was allegedly approached by federal prosecutors to be an informant years before his admitted involvement in the bribery scheme. The allegation came Wednesday in open court and after a hearing in Mitchell&rsquo...