Jason Lary, who was elected first mayor of Stonecrest on Tuesday, knows his city got the biggest break possible about a month ago when developers announced plans for a massive sports complex in his city.  Now, the city has its identity that is more than a shopping mall.  “It is the best thing that could have happened,” he said of the complex. “Now, we are a city of destination.”

Lary spearheaded the drive to make Stonecrest a city. Then, he said the most important thing for the city would be building its identity.  With the identity in place, Lary now wants to turn to other development. He sees becoming a logistics hub as the next natural step.  The city has a mainline of CSX and I-20.  “We have an opportunity to be a robust player in industrial space,” he said. “Our future is really bright.” 

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