Welcoming Business From Around the World
Savannah is a city based on a rich history that began in 1733 and is visibly alive today. A travel destination for more than 13 million visitors per year, Savannah is a showcase of beauty and history with a chic twist. But Savannah is also a vibrant, progressive, diverse, forward-thinking business community and home to many international businesses including Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems and the North and South American headquarters of JCB, Inc.
Savannah’s ideal location on the Atlantic Ocean in the southeastern part of the United States puts 70 percent of the U.S. population within a two-day drive by ground, water, rail or air.
Savannah is home to the fourth-largest and fastest-growing port in the nation, connected to the most extensive surface transportation network in the United States, and includes the Savannah Hilton Head International Airport, which has seven direct flights to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the world’s busiest and most efficient passenger airport. The state of Georgia is also home to 42 bi-national chambers of commerce and more than 25 foreign governments have operations in Georgia.
In Savannah, SEDA works with our partners, which include World Trade Center Savannah (licensed by SEDA), the City of Savannah, Chatham County, the Georgia Department of Economic Development, Georgia Power and others, to promote and actively locate international businesses to Savannah as well as facilitate the transition to locating, hiring employees and opening a business in Savannah.
And just ask any business that has opened its doors in Savannah — you will be instantly welcomed with open arms. The Savannah business community will be there for you from day one, making you a part of our community and instantly connecting you to the resources you need to succeed.