Mayor Belle Isle Visits Coastal Georgia, Discusses Ports

Staff Report From Savannah CEO

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

Mayor David Belle Isle, candidate for Secretary of State, visited Savannah and Brunswick to discuss his vision for bringing greater economic leadership to the office of Secretary of State.

Understanding the need for robust economic opportunity for all Georgians, Belle Isle met with Mayor Cornell Harvey to discuss Brunswick’s ports and the desire to place greater emphasis on their role regarding small and medium sized freight. Additionally, Belle Isle met with business leaders and listened to their thoughts on what could be done to strengthen the local economy and how the Secretary of State’s office could help Coastal Georgia.

While in Savannah, Belle Isle met with Mayor Eddie DeLoach to discuss the damage inflicted by Hurricane Irma and how Savannah is recovering from the recent storm. Belle Isle also met with other local leaders and further discussed Coastal Georgia’s abilities as an economic engine and ongoing impact on Georgia’s economy.

“Georgia’s ports have a tremendous impact on our state’s economic success and these meetings confirmed that more can be done,” said Belle Isle. “Savannah and Brunswick bring strength and vitality of one of Georgia’s cornerstone industries, logistics. Our ports create jobs not only along our coastline but also drive commerce and opportunity for the rest of Georgia.”

In addition to meetings with numerous local officials, Belle Isle enjoyed fellowship with local community members during Savannah’s annual ‘Concert in the Park’ on Sunday evening at Forsyth Park. He also took a walking tour of downtown Brunswick and participated in a reception for candidates hosted by the Skidaway Island Republicans.