At the 2012 Annual ARC State of the Region breakfast, Council for Quality Growth Board Member and ARC Chairman passionately invoked a vision of the Metro Region where traffic and water problems were non-existent and our education system was of the highest quality. Hitting on a theme of vision and unity, Leithead stressed it was mandatory to work together as a region to achieve the excellence we have come to expect in the Metro Region.
Attendees also heard from Brookings Institute Vice-President Bruce Katz who focused on the importance of the Metro Region, State and Federal governments working together, with Metro Atlanta taking the lead in its own destiny. With the port of Savannah, the world’s busiest airport and the resources to produce, Katz stressed that exporting in a global economy was the direction where Atlanta and the Metro Region should be focused.
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