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.
HunterMaclean’s inaugural Critical Issues Forum emphasized the importance of attracting knowledge-based businesses to the greater Savannah area.