DeKalb government scandals threaten major employer, more than 500 jobs

The owner of a major DeKalb employer said he is actively looking for sites to move his company outside the county, in part because of worries about continuing government scandals.

“It’s one thing to see corruption,” Joel Knox said. “It is another thing to see corruption and incompetency at the same time.”

Knox, who grew up in DeKalb and still lives there, employs more than 500 people at his seafood company, and he said he hopes to create another 150 jobs.

Find out more about what’s at risk and other potential jobs fallout from DeKalb controversies, in the latest Unofficial Business column on


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