09.14.15

Senator David Perdue Applauds Savannah Harbor Expansion Project Progress

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today released the following statement applauding the start of the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project:

“Today is a great day for Savannah, the state of Georgia, and the Southeast. After almost two decades of bureaucratic delays from Washington to deepen our port five feet, the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project is finally moving forward. This is a necessary infrastructure investment in order for the Port of Savannah to remain competitive and will help create more jobs and encourage economic growth. I applaud all of our state and local leaders who have fought hard through the years to advance this project and ensure the Port of Savannah remains a top port in our country."

Recognizing the economic impact the port has on Georgia’s economy and the Southeast region of the country, Senator Perdue has consistently supported the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project. Prior to representing Georgia in the United States Senate and working to advance the project on the federal level, Senator Perdue previously served on the Georgia Ports Authority Board.