Leadership Liberty-LCDA Session June 2014
This week our Leadership Liberty class learned about industrial development in Liberty County. Our host was the Liberty County Development Authority and it was very interesting to see the projects that they are working on with the industrial parks and the continuing education segment of our community. It all factors into creating jobs, bringing thriving industry to the area and strengthening the economy. We took a tour of SNF Holding Company and learned about their manufacturing process of water treatment polymers and the value that they add to Liberty County. Indeed, they employ over 1,200 people so they are absolutely an important part of the community!
Later in the day, we went toured the Port of Savannah. It was fascinating to see the shipping containers and the gargantuan machines used to load and unload the containers onto and off of the ships. The Port of Savannah is the 4th busiest port in the nation and lots products are shipped in and out of Liberty County from this port. The Liberty County Development Authority works to maintain positive relationships with the Port and the industries in our area that utilize it. Many manufacturers choose Liberty County to place their plants due to our close proximity to the Port of Savannah.
We are in a prime location for development. Liberty County is on the move in the industrial sector and it’s good to know that manufacturing corporations are looking at our community to locate their plants. It’s all connected: continuing education resources (so we have a highly educated workforce to choose from), manufacturing plants locating in our county and creating jobs and importing and exporting through the Port of Savannah all serve to strengthen the local economy and attract more stores, restaurants and entertainment venues to our area. I see a bright future ahead for Liberty County and it’s good to be a part of this community.
-Amanda Scott, CVB Program Manager and Leadership Liberty Class President 2013-2014