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Group Announces Vision For Southeast Raleigh's Future

Posted August 6, 2002 1:17 a.m. EDT

— A group of community leaders have announced plans to create a thriving place to live, work and do business in the southeast Raleigh.

The 45-member

Southeast Raleigh Assembly

, spent a year developing its goals, which include attracting businesses and creating jobs and safe neighborhoods.

The city plans to start by tearing down rundown housing and offer small business classes for people who live in the area.

"Human capacity building is not just formal education, but sort of a transfer of knowledge from people, who know how to do business and create jobs, to the residents of southeast Raleigh so we can actually have that job creation from people in the area other than outside interests," said Bill Mullin of the Southeast Raleigh Assembly.

City leaders hope local people will create local jobs.