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MIKE KLEINEditor, Georgia Public Policy Foundation By Mike Klein Make no mistake about it, a deeper trench in the Savannah River harbor and channel is a really big deal to ensure that Georgia’s port remains globally competitive, but when you look down the road just a few years there is an even more critical strategic priority: building a completely new port. The proposed Jasper Ocean Terminal would be constructed in South Carolina on land owned by Georgia and it would benefit from the new deeper Savannah River access to the Atlantic Ocean, and the world. “We have stated many times that we need to deepen the harbor here at Savannah, we need to deepen the harbor at Charleston and we… View Article
By Mike Klein MIKE KLEINEditor, Georgia Public Policy Foundation America’s infrastructure is not entirely healthy – we knew that – and the federal government is not paying enough attention.  That was one underlying message articulated this week when Georgia sold out its sixth annual Logistics Summit in Atlanta.  As the state told its impressive logistics story, high profile speakers expressed levels of frustration with Washington. “On a national scale U.S. ports construction has fallen behind, no debate about it whatsoever,” said Curtis Foltz, executive director at the Georgia Ports Authority.  “I speak at different federal levels in Washington, DC, talk about it all the time.  There needs to be a better focus, there needs to be a better commitment to… View Article
Here’s something you might not know about the Savannah River and Harbor expansion project.  Georgia sturgeon living about 130 miles up the river would get a new bypass to their spawning grounds.  In fact, $225 million or about one-third of total cost has been allocated to environmental mitigation, including the purchase and permanent preservation of some 2,000 shoreline acres. Dredging the Savannah River and harbor to 48 feet from its current 42-foot depth is quite possibly Georgia’s most significant economic development project since Atlanta was rebuilt after the Civil War, or perhaps more realistically, the development of Atlanta’s international airport. It is nearly impossible to overstate the critical nature of this $625 million venture.  With an improved Savannah River and… View Article

When I served four terms in the state Senate, one of the few places where you could go to always and get concrete information about real solutions was the Georgia Public Policy Foundation. That hasn’t changed. [The Foundation] is really right up there at the top of the state think tanks, so you should be very proud of the work that they are doing!

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