Sixth District Congressman Jim Clyburn will host the first I-95 Corridor Summit this Saturday. Congressman Clyburn says this will be the first in a series of summits engaging elected officials from both parties, along with economic development leaders and local officials. The topic: building regional relationships to improve conditions, in what has been dubbed, for better or worse, the corridor of shame.
The corridor down this highly-travelled Interstate has been the topic of documentaries, mentioned in the president’s State of the Union speech and polarizing issue in recent state funding debates.
The half-day meeting focuses on the 17 counties connected with I-95.
Senator Hugh Leatherman and Senator Phil Leventis will be on hand to provide an update on the I-95 Corridor Authority Act currently before the General Assembly. The schedule also lists panels on energy and health care. The event will be held at Lake Marion High School in Santee.