Camden Chamber and local officials meeting with Gov. Nathan Deal
Camden Chamber and local officials meeting with Gov. Nathan Deal

The Camden Chamber of Commerce and many levels of local government met with the state legislative leaders and Governor Nathan Deal to advocate for continue economic development plans last Tuesday (Jan. 24, 2017). The team was lead by Camden Chamber President, Amy Hendricks along with other key members of the advocacy team.

The Camden Chamber’s press release states the following:

Shannon Nettles, Camden County Board of Commissioners provided information about Camden’s Spaceport initiative. St. Mary’s Council Member, Dave Riley spoke about the GA Coastal Greenway and encouraged their continued support. St. Mary’s Mayor, John Morrissey reminded leaders of Exit 1 issues that require priority to safety and the need to equalize infrastructure and amenities with similar existing features at Florida’s welcome sites. Shelia McNeill, The Camden Partnership announced the change in name of the Ohio Replacement Program to the Columbia Class. She emphasized that Kings Bay is the only military installation in Georgia without a technical college. Rachel Baldwin, Camden Chamber Workforce Chair delivered the ‘big ask’ for $17.1M to complete the proposed design of Coastal Pines Technical College.

The visit to Atlanta signifies that the Camden Chamber of Commerce is committed to advocating and obtaining the funding needed to build a brick-and-mortar technical college building in Camden County. In addition, the Chamber reiterates their commitment to supporting efforts to develop the Spaceport, the Gilman/Durango property, along with other developments associated with the recommendations of the Joint Development Authority. The Chamber hopes to communicate effective messaging and representation as this year’s visit expanded Georgia Chamber and their legislative team.

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