Young urges students to stay here after graduation

Written by  Thursday, 23 January 2014 06:21

Andrew YoungAndrew Young  Young spoke at last night’s MLK celebration at Georgia Sothern University.   He said one way to end poverty is job creation.  He compared south Georgia to Atlanta when development of the Atlanta airport was begun more than 70 years ago.  The airport now supports hundreds of thousands of jobs and brings in billions of dollars to the city’s economy. 


  Instead of heading off to Atlanta or some other big city after graduation, he urged young people stay here and take advantage of benefits expected to come from the expansion of the ports at Savannah which are poised to do the same thing for this area.  Young said plans to build the largest port on the East Coast will result in Georgia being a major gateway to import and export goods from countries around the world.  In just a few short years ships passing through the Panama Canal will be too large for East Coast ports. 


  Young said expansion of the Savannah ports or the construction of a major port off the east coast of Georgia will mean expanded opportunities and more jobs as far as a hundred miles from the coast.   A similar port off the coast of Nigeria has made Africa’s economy one of the fastest growing in the world.


     Young said the creation of jobs will increase opportunities, eliminate poverty and make conditions better for everyone.

Rate this item
(0 votes)
Login to post comments



Humidity: 100%
Wind: SW at 3 mph
PM Thunderstorms
73°F / 90°F
72°F / 90°F
72°F / 93°F
PM Thunderstorms
71°F / 94°F

Popular News

About Us

Georgia Eagle Media is home to six unique radio stations and with more than 330,000 people in our listening area, GEM can give your business the biggest bang for your advertising buck.


Georgia Eagle Media, Inc. Recruitment and EEO Information for

Studios in Statesboro and Sylvania, Georgia November 1, 2012-October 31, 2013
If you or your organization would like to receive information about employment opportunities with
Georgia Eagle Media, Inc. Statesboro and Sylvania based stations, please provide us with the name,
mailing address, e-mail address (if applicable), telephone number, fax number, and contact person
and identify the category or categories of vacancies for which you would like information:

Georgia Eagle Media, Inc. 561 E Olliff St Statesboro, GA 30458
(912) 764-5446
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Georgia Eagle Media, Inc. has in place a policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all
qualified individuals without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age,
disability, or any other characteristic protected by law, in all personnel actions.

Georgia Eagle Media, Inc. owns seven Statesboro/Sylvania based radio stations that employ seven
full-time employees and four part- time employees for this cluster of stations.

Between November 1, 2012 and October 31, 2013, Georgia Eagle Media radio stations in Statesboro
filled one full-time (30 or more hours per week) position.