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Savannah Chamber Legislative Agenda

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2018 State Legislative Agenda 2018 LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES • Defend against legislative measures that would negatively impact Savannah's business climate, appear discriminatory in nature or would harm the ability to create, attract, retain and expand jobs and investments. • Support continued funding of the Savannah Harbor Deepening Project. • Support efforts to obtain the funding needed to study the feasibility of consolidating the City of Savannah and unincorporated Chatham County. • Support Georgia Southern University's Board of Regents' request for $2.7 million in equipment for the new Waters College of Health Professions facility on the Armstrong campus. • Support Georgia Southern University's Board of Regents' request for $49.9 million in construction funding for a new Engineering and Research facility on the Statesboro campus. • Support Savannah State University's Board of Regents' request for $3.7 million for the renovation of Herty Hall. • Support the recommendations of the Georgia Military Affairs Study Committee in an effort to retain and grow this important statewide economic development target industry, including initiatives to attract and retain military veterans through tax and education incentives that encourage veterans to reside in Georgia. Bill Hubbard, President & CEO 912.644.6421 • BHubbard@SavannahChamber.com Jared Downs, Director of Governmental Affairs 912.644.6406 • JDowns@SavannahChamber.com 11.15.17

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