Lt. Governor Cagle Appoints Senate Hartsfield-Jackson Study Committee

Staff Report From Metro Atlanta CEO

Thursday, June 21st, 2018

Lt. Governor Casey Cagle announced appointments to the Senate Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta  International Airport Operations and Authority Creation Study Committee. This study committee, created by SR 882 sponsored by Senator Burt Jones, will work throughout the year to identify solutions to strengthen Hartsfield-Jackson Airport as an even more dynamic economic engine for the state of Georgia.

“Atlanta’s airport has generated over 400,000 jobs and $70 billion in economic impact for our state,” said Lt. Governor Cagle. “Year after year, Hartsfield-Jackson earns the title of busiest airport in the world and sets new records for productivity and connectivity across the globe. I have full confidence that Senator Jones and the members of this committee will work diligently to give our state’s economy every competitive edge by adding value to this tremendous asset.”

Lt. Governor Cagle has appointed the following senators to the Senate Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Operations and Authority Creation Study Committee: Chairman Burt Jones, Brandon Beach, Gloria Butler, Mike Dugan, Ed Harbison, Tyler Harper, Steve Gooch, John Kennedy, David Lucas, Butch Miller, Jeff Mullis, Valencia Seay, and Freddie Powell-Sims.

“Hartsfield-Jackson is a major asset to our state, and it’s been bringing new businesses and jobs to communities across Georgia for decades. But to maximize this asset's potential, it’s vitally important we continue evaluating the state’s involvement and role in the airport’s operations.” said Chairman Burt Jones. “I commend Lt. Governor Cagle for his strong leadership in guiding our state’s economy to achieve record job growth, and I’m optimistic this committee’s work will only strengthen that momentum going forward.”