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State Chamber continues port expansion support
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 The Georgia Chamber of Commerce formally introduced its 2013 legislative priorities Wednesday during the annual Eggs and Issues Breakfast in Atlanta, identifying several key issues to be addressed during the 2013 General Assembly deemed vital to strengthening the state’s business community and growing its economy.

 “Georgia enjoyed one of the most business-friendly sessions in history last year, but in today’s global marketplace you need to constantly evolve and improve in order to stay competitive,” said Georgia Chamber president and CEO Chris Clark. “To ensure that Georgia stays on the right path to economic prosperity, we need to give companies already here in Georgia every resource possible to grow, and at the same time create an environment that will attract new business and investment. We look forward to working with Governor (Nathan) Deal and the General Assembly this session to get these important issues addressed.”

“The Port of Savannah expansion will be the biggest economic development opportunity of our generation,” said Steve Green, chairman of the Chamber board of directors. “To take advantage of the job growth it will bring, we need to be sure that Georgia is ready to offer companies the most pro-business climate possible. We feel strongly that by working with lawmakers to concentrate on these legislative priorities, we will put Georgia in an even better position to compete both domestically and globally, create jobs, attract investment, and strengthen our overall business climate.”