The Brookhaven City Council focused on economic development at its Jan. 23 meeting.

Arthur Freeman, executive director of the Brookhaven Chamber of Commerce, told council members that he believes the city will be able to attract new businesses by emphasizing the parks, schools, transportation and other perks that make Brookhaven a nice place to live.

“We have found “livability” is a very high priority for companies in a relocation situation,” Freeman said.

Interim City Manager Marie Garrett encouraged council members to nominate people to form a Brookhaven Development Authority by mid-February.