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One step closer to Port expansion

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

Just last month, President Barack Obama signed a $706 million Water Resources Reform and Development Act, which would greenlight the deepening of the Savannah Harbor. Mayor of Atlanta, Kasim Reed, was important in securing those funds.

"The Savannah Port is the second largest economic generator for the state behind Hartsville- Jackson. It impacts more than 100,000 jobs, so Savannah is special for so many reasons, but particularly for your leadership around the port," said Mayor Kasim Reed.

Mayor Reed travels to Panama next for the President Elect's swearing in to build that important relationship. Reed hopes the Harbor Deepening Project will be completed as close as possible to the expansion of the Panama Canal.

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