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Carter acquires funding for Brunswick Harbor Modification

BRUNSWICK – Rep. Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (R-GA) secured $11.35 million for the Georgia Ports Authority’s (GPA) construction phase of the Brunswick Harbor Modifications project as part of the Fiscal Year 2024 Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act.

This funding will allow the Army Corps of Engineers to modify the existing federal navigation channel at the Port of Brunswick. The plans include a combination of a bend widener, turning basin expansion, and meeting area at St. Simons Sound, and will contribute an estimated annual economic output of $2.3 million nationwide.

“The Port of Brunswick is one of the busiest in the nation. As our district continues to grow, it’s important that our ports can safely handle the increase in demand. We are proud to have the Georgia Ports Authority as a First District partner and are excited to expand its operations so it can continue providing jobs, opportunity, and growth, not just for our region, but for the entire country,” said Rep. Carter.

“I would like to thank our Congressional delegation for their strong support of these maintenance dredging and harbor improvement projects,” said Griff Lynch, president and CEO of the Georgia Ports Authority. “This much-needed funding will not only help ensure the safe passage of vessels, but also safeguard the valuable economic impact and competitiveness Georgia’s ports deliver for our state and nation.”