Chatham Co. delegation looks ahead to 2023 after year of booming business

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Chatham County, Georgia (WTOC) – Much of the focus over the next year will be on building a major economic boom around 2022, a Coastal Empire representative said.

The group met with local business leaders for the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual eggs and issues breakfast. I met.

“Georgians are the ones who power Georgia businesses, so I think that’s a big part of the story here,” state legislator-elect Anne Westbrook said. .

The Coastal Empire is fueling a boom in business like never before.

“There’s a lot going on in coastal Chatham County, Georgia, all of a sudden, so of course the Hyundai explosion here will be a game changer — five times bigger than anything we’ve ever seen before,” said House Ron Stevens. said the lawmaker.

And to pull it off, Chatham County’s elected leaders say they have a short list full of tall orders to Atlanta in January.

“What do the people of Georgia need to thrive? They need affordable housing. They need healthcare. You need to be able to get these great jobs in the market,” Westbrook said.

“We have a public transit trust fund and we need to collect more dollars from Atlanta to Savannah to benefit our transportation system. We need to expand public transit to connect people to work,” said state senator Derek Mallow.

Connect in one of the fastest growing neighborhoods in the state. Growing right next to Chatham County in Bryan County means Georgia’s coastal delegation is expanding this year. The 25-year veteran of the General Assembly says what the group is known for under the Gold Dome remains unchanged.

“We now have three senators instead of two, but we still have six in the House, evenly split between Democrats and Republicans. After that, we’ve always worked together, that’s what Chatham County is known for, and honestly, Coastal Georgia is very honest, and our problems are in Atlanta and in the state. It is very different from other regions.

It’s just over a month until lawmakers return to Atlanta. The new session he will start on January 9th.

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