Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal made a campaign visit before several hundred North Fulton business leaders, but it wasn’t for himself or another political candidate. His visit was to gain support for the regional transportation sales tax (TSPLOST) to go before voters on July 31.
The Governor said transportation was important to attract companies to the state. He said transportation issues were important in landing Baxter Pharmaceutical and Caterpillar. Baxter picked a site that has easy access to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, while Caterpillar needs access to a port because it plans to export 40 percent of the “smaller” products it makes. The Governor plans for