Officials may start project to help economy

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Local officials are expected to launch a "Gwinnett Economic Stimulus Plan," designed to help residents and business owners in the struggling economy.

According to a media advisory, the plan is designed to stabilize housing prices and stimulate public and private sector spending. It could create an economic impact of more than $1 billion to the local economy in the next five years, the advisory said.

The announcement is scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday at Jacobs Farm residential development on Sweetgum Road in Lawrenceville. Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce, county and city government and other leaders are expected to make the announcement.