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07/16/03

Perdue on G-8

Gov. Sonny Perdue Gov. Sonny Perdue

Official word came today from the White House, and Sea Island is locked in as the host city for next year's G-8 summit, in large part because securing the area won't be hard to do. Eight leaders from the world's major industrial countries will converge on the island, which is about 60 miles south of Savannah.

Governor Perdue said today the island is a great venue when it comes to security because of its proximity to several major military bases and a federal law enforcement training center. Perdue is on Sea Island today, meeting with a White House official and the planning director for next year's summit.

"The president's very serious about wanting a productive G8 summit," said Perdue. "We whispered in ears every chance we got and it paid off, I'm just glad that they honored us with this selection."

Here's the bottom line on the G-8 summit:

  • Leaders from the top eight industrial nations in the world will converge on Sea Island.
  • So will thousands of journalists and government officials.
  • The meeting will be held from June 8 through the 10 of next year.
  • It's expected to bring between $200 million and $500 million to the area.

Reported by: WTOC staff

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