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Flint developers hope engineering work helps Buick City site

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FLINT, Mich. (AP) -

Economic development officials in Flint are making a push to revitalize the former manufacturing site that once produced every Buick that General Motors made.
   The Flint Journal reports that the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce was awarded a $197,000 federal grant to allow work to be completed at the site that prioritizes development locations, creates marketing materials and identifies and assists prospective tenants.
   The grant will also help with conceptualizing building designs and developing construction costs for projects requiring 40,000-square-feet of space.
   Most of the 390-acre Buick City closed in 1999, creating one of the state's largest brownfield sites. GM's Powertrain Flint North closed in 2010 and ended more than a century of manufacturing at the site.
   Buick City employed nearly 30,000 at its peak.

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