MORAINE, OH. –U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and U.S. Rep. Mike Turner (R-OH) today joined IRG and the City of Moraine to unveil plans for the redevelopment of the former GM Moraine site. IRG anticipates 1,000 to 2,000 new jobs as a result of the site’s redevelopment.
“This redevelopment plan brings Moraine one step closer to renewing the site’s reputation as the manufacturing anchor of the Miami Valley,” Brown said. “When local, state, and federal officials work together, we’re able to attract businesses that bring good-paying jobs. With that kind of continued cooperation, we’ll be able to come back stronger than ever.”
Following the 2008 announcement that GM would close the Moraine Assembly Plant, Brown worked closely with Motors Liquidation Company (MLC), the Environmental Response Trust established in GM’s bankruptcy, and the Ohio Department of Development to ensure that redevelopment of the site supported the facility's status as a major employer in the region.
Brown has remained committed to site redevelopment that would bring jobs to the region. In July 2008, Brown wrote to the Economic Development Administration (EDA) in support of the City of Moraine’s EDA grant for economic recovery which was awarded in September 2008. In October 2010, Brown wrote to the CEO of MLC urging him to work with the city and state on the sale to a purchaser who will redevelop the property and create jobs. In December 2010, Brown wrote to U.S. Department of Treasury Sec. Timothy Geithner and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder requesting quick consideration of the proposed purchase of the GM Moraine site.
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