State Sen. Jeff Mullis of Chickamauga said the seeds sown by the recent Georgia economic mission to Spain could produce an abundant harvest for the state currently suffering a difficult economic blight.

“We planted a lot of seeds for our business and transportation needs,” said Mullis, a Republican. “We’ll see how well we harvest these fruits of our labor in the near future.”

Mullis joined other leaders from across the state, including Gov. Sonny Perdue, on this economic mission to Spain. About twenty people joined the governor on the trip.

Mullis represents Senate District 53, which includes  Walker, Catoosa, Dade and Chattooga counties.

In response to news reports that the trip cost Georgia taxpayers more than $100,000, Mullis said he paid his own expenses.

The intention of the trip was to explore new business and transportation opportunities available to the state through foreign investors.

(Walker County Messenger)