TSCID President Emory Morsberger recently penned an article about the film industry’s effect on the district in the Atlanta Business Chronicle
“While celebrities in town for filming might rent a mansion or stay in a ritzy hotel in Buckhead, most of the work is done in areas that need the jobs,” he said. “Blackhall Studios, located in south DeKalb, and Eagle Rock Studios in Stone Mountain and Norcross brought much-needed investments to those areas. In addition to the jobs and direct spending they bring to businesses nearby, they’re also good corporate citizens who give back to the community in many ways.
Like all businesses in the building trade, the Cofer Brothers hardware store in Tucker saw much of its normal business dry up in 2009, as home construction came to a complete stop amid a wave of foreclosures. The family enterprise survived because just as the crash hit, the tax credit took effect and film crews came calling to build sets and other structures.”
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