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The Augusta Metro Chamber interacts extensively with  local elected officials on a variety of issues that affect the overall growth and development of our community. It also serves as a key community resource on information regarding environmental regulation and policy.



The 2012 passage of the Transportation Investment Act (T-SPLOST) resulted in an $840 million infusion of state funds over the next 10 years into our region's transportation infrastructure. T-SPLOST is a 1 percent regional Special Local Option Sales Tax that directly benefits our 13-county region by funding road and transportation projects. Read More >>>




Manufacturer’s Excise Tax >>

The Augusta Metro Chamber actively advocated for the elimination of a state sales tax imposed on the energy used in manufacturing, mining, and agriculture. It also advocated against the local implementation of an excise tax to replace the lost revenue. Read More >>




 New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam >>

 The Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce has long advocated for the repair of the New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam, a 74-year old  structure that was originally built to facilitate commercial shipping between Augusta and Savannah's deep water port. Read More >>





On November 3rd, 2015, Augusta Richmond County voters will have the opportunity to vote on the SPLOST VII Referendum. Read the Augusta Metro Chamber's position statement supporting SPLOST VII. Read More >>



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