Savannah’s beautiful preserved history has long been its signature trait. The city’s storied past will always make it distinct, but it is Savannah’s business future that is gaining attention from industries worldwide.
“Our region is incredibly connected, offering extensive infrastructure via the Port of Savannah, two Class One railroads and an international airport that is a 30-minute flight away from Atlanta, Georgia,” said Savannah Economic Development Authority (SEDA) President and CEO Trip Tollison.
The Port of Savannah is the fourth largest in the U.S. and has been the fastest growing in the country over the last decade. It is also the only port to partner with all Asian members of the G6 Alliance, made up of the world’s largest shipping companies.
Japan is the seventh-largest export market for Georgia and is ranked sixth among Georgia’s top import countries.
“With incredible assets and a diverse economy, it’s no wonder that Savannah is located in the number one state for doing business,” said Tollison. Both Site Selection magazine and CNBC have named Georgia No. 1 for doing business.
SEDA’s mission is to attract jobs and investment to the region. Whether a business is looking to relocate or an existing business is ready to expand, SEDA is the centrifuge of a propeller, making the connections to help propel the business to success.
Through its business attraction, business retention and expansion and its World Trade Center Savannah, SEDA offers customized services, connecting companies to the resources needed, including workforce programs, infrastructure, available properties, incentives and more.