RICHMOND, VA (WWBT)- Half a million of your tax dollars was supposed to bring a plant and dozens of new jobs to Richmond's south side. A ground breaking was even held. The mayor was there, but three years later - no business, no jobs. What happened?
Shovel-ready jobs - that's what the U.S. Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 was to bring.
"'Shovel-ready' was not as shovel-ready as we expected," said President Obama in 2011, during a press conference.