Congressman Jack Kingston, the U.S. Representative for Georgia’s 1st Congressional District, shared news from Washington, D.C. at HunterMaclean’s Critical Issues Forum.
Joe Buck and Tom Lockamy addressed the status of education in Savannah and Chatham County, focusing upon recent improvements in local public schools and how community leaders can support those efforts.
Memorial Health President and CEO, Phillip S. Schaengold, provided timely insight into health care reform, with an emphasis on the impact that reform could have on Savannah area businesses and hospitals.
U.S. Congressman Barrow offered congressional updates and discuss pending federal legislation affecting Savannah’s economy. He also addressed the impact of the Economic Stimulus Package on Savannah and highlighted new challenges facing Savannah in Washington, D.C.
Ross Harding, Vice President- Business Development for the Herty Advanced Materials Development Center and Ron Barmore, Director of Project Development for Range Fuels, Inc., discussed Georgia’s role in the fast-growing advanced biofuel industry.
Stephen S. Green, Chairman of the Georgia Ports Authority, and Robert C. Morris, Director of External Affairs at the Georgia Ports Authority, discussed past, present and future growth at the port and explored how local businesses can build upon that success.
Keynote speaker Peter Kageyama, president of CreativeTampaBay, outlined the keys to success in the twenty-first century creative economy.
David Doss discussed Bold Initiatives for Georgia, a comprehensive state-wide transportation plan which focuses on practical solutions to the Peach State’s current challenges.
Savannah Mayor Otis Johnson emphasized the economic, social and moral importance of developing a world-class education system in Savannah.