June 12, 2018

Trump Administration, Corps funds keep Savannah harbor expansion on track

With additional funds allocated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Headquarters, the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP) will continue moving forward.

With over 439,000 jobs – 9% of Georgia’s total employment – supported by our ports and billions of dollars generated on the local, state, and federal level, this is a HUGE win!

The federal commitment for the project is to pay 75 percent of the $973 million cost. The state of Georgia has already contributed about $266 million for the project and the 2019 budget includes $35 million more.

“The Port of Savannah is boasting record numbers each month. Ensuring the on-time completion of this project is a win for trade, a win for the economy and a win for the hundreds of thousands of jobs the Port of Savannah supports,” said United States Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga.

I extend my deep appreciation to President Donald Trump, Senator David Perdue, Senator Isakson, and Georgia’s congressional delegation for their leadership and commitment to SHEP!