The announcement took place at Home Depot’s logistics center in Locust Grove, a sprawling facility about as large as a suburban shopping mall. The setting was intended to highlight how the deepening of Savannah’s port will also boost Atlanta’s economy.
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed said no one involved in the project figured it would take this long to succeed. But he said it shows the benefits of persistence and bipartisanship.
“We were pulling together in a way that I haven’t seen since I got involved in politics,” said Reed.