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Federal Funding Will Support Creation of Nearly 700 Jobs, Expansion of Georgia Ports

Photo: Jeremy Polston / Georgia Ports Authority

Newly announced federal funding will assist with the necessary road and infrastructure improve for the establishment of the new Inland Port, which will allow expansion of operations through the Port of Savannah.

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Georgia U.S. Senators Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock made the announcement alongside U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo last week.

The $2 million grant will go toward projects around the Inland Port in Hall County, Georgia, which is set to provide a direct link to the Port of Savannah via Norfolk Southern.

This new federal funding, which comes from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA), is expected to create nearly 700 jobs and generate $185 million in private investment.

Georgia’s elected officials were quick to praise the funding initiative and touted their own efforts in securing the money.

“As promised, we are delivering resources to create Georgia jobs by upgrading our infrastructure and expanding Georgia’s ports,” said Sen. Ossoff. “I thank Commerce Secretary Raimondo and President Biden for their continued support for our efforts to improve Georgia’s infrastructure, create jobs, and invest in Georgia’s ports.”

“When we invest in our infrastructure, we help bolster our state’s economy and create local jobs, benefiting Georgia’s workers and families. I am proud to see these funds go to Hall County, and will keep fighting for additional federal investments that will help strengthen our transportation infrastructure and manufacturing capacity in northeast Georgia,” said Sen. Warnock.

“It is exciting to see this funding in place,” said Griff Lynch, Georgia Ports Authority’s executive director. “Improvements to adjacent roadways will further increase the public safety, economic development and job creation opportunities of the planned inland port.”

Last month, Ossoff inspected the Port’s expansion and deepening projects and once again pledged to fight to secure the necessary funding to complete the projects. Warnock also visited the Port this month, vowing to fight to pass an infrastructure package to support growth of the Port.

Jessica Szilagyi
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Jessica Szilagyi is Publisher of The Georgia Virtue. She focuses primarily on state and local politics as well as issues in law enforcement. She has a background in Political Science with a focus in local government and has a Master of Public Administration from the University of Georgia. Jessica is a "Like It Or Not" contributor for Fox5 in Atlanta, a commentator on the 'Let Me Tell You Why You're Wrong Podcast,' and she has two blogs of her own: The Perspicacious Conservative and "Hair Blowers to Lawn Mowers." Sign up for her weekly newsletter: http://eepurl.com/gzYAZT

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