Columbia County Chamber of Commerce Set To Participate In Washington, D.C. Fly-In

Staff Report From Augusta CEO

Wednesday, October 10th, 2018

A delegation of business leaders representing the Aiken, Augusta, Columbia County and North Augusta chambers of commerce will participate in the 2018 CSRA Leadership Fly-In to Washington, D.C., on October 9 -11.
Each year, a group of 40 private sector and public leaders representing three counties and two states makes the trip to the nation’s capital. During its visit, the delegation meets with legislative members and various agencies to share information about critical issues to the Greater Augusta region.
During the 2018 trip, the delegation hopes to address several priority issues which include:

·         Savannah River Site

·         Plant Vogtle

·         Priorities for Fort Gordon

·         Augusta Regional Airport (AGS)

·         New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam: the current condition and the future repair that is needed
The group will also hear from top officials from the U.S. Economic Development Administration, Department of Energy, U.S. Army Cyber Command, various Cyber Contractors, and the American Chemistry Council on Trade/Tariffs.
“On the federal level, it is important that the respective Chambers and business leaders work together to address these larger issues that impact our entire region. These priorities have contributed to the success of our region, and we will continue to ask for future missions and investments while protecting current projects,” said Tammy Shepherd, President/CEO of the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce.