Where Business Feels
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Savannah Chatham Manufacturing Center

774 Acre Industrial Development Tract.

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Workforce at a glance

463,000

available workforce
within a 60-mile radius

4,000

military members transition to
civilian workforce annually

74,000+

students pursuing higher
education at 17 colleges
and universities

You’re not here by accident.
You’re here with a purpose.

To find a place that’s different than the rest. Ideally located on the Atlantic Ocean, the Savannah region is home to close to one million people and a skilled workforce that includes more than 4,000 military transitioning to the civil sector each year. Our 17 area colleges and universities with more than 72,000 students are producing a top talented workforce in industries ranging from creative and technical services to advanced manufacturing to healthcare tech and more. In addition, the region has programs like Quick Start, the state’s number one workforce training program in the United States and SEDA’s Workforce Initiatives Fund.

The Port of Savannah’s global carrier network and superior location means faster-to-market service providing vital links to U.S. and international markets through two Class I railroads on terminal and Interstates 95 and 16 that can reach key cities throughout the U.S. in one- to two-day drives. Oh and did we mention –  we have the hottest industrial market in the nation with millions of new square feet currently under construction.

SEDA is here to help propel your business. If you are looking to locate to the region we can offer creative solutions, connections and resources.  And we firmly believe in “services after the sale.” Our award-winning business retention and expansion department will be here with you every step of the way as you grow in Savannah.

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Savannah Chatham Manufacturing Center

The Savannah Economic Development Authority’s Savannah Chatham Manufacturing Center is your new home for advanced manufacturing.

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Savannah’s Infrastructure at a Glance

 

one of the hottest industrial real estate markets in the country

#1

largest single container terminal and fastest-growing container terminal in the nation

2

Class I railroads
on terminal at the
Port of Savannah

34

non-stop destinations at
Savannah-Hilton Head
International Airport

"When weighing our expansion opportunities in other communities and states, we decided to focus on Savannah. We did so because we were very impressed with Vice President of Innovation & Entrepreneurship Jen Bonnett’s vision, our love of the region, and the SEDA incentives available seem to be just the right amount to get the green light to expand on our existing Savannah operations over our other options."

Inventure IT Chief Operating Officer, Stacey Roach

"We are very happy to plant our flag in Savannah. Plastic Express has been searching for a strategic opportunity in every viable port location in the Southeast for a few years. The impressiveness of the Port of Savannah’s operations along with Georgia’s welcoming business climate has made Savannah the clear and obvious choice for us."

Plastic Express President and CEO, Ray Hufnagel

"SEDA is a terrific silent warrior for the Savannah area. They rolled up their sleeves and put forth some very creative offers that we just couldn’t refuse in order to keep Byrd and our expansion here in beautiful Savannah, Georgia. I’m deeply grateful for their support and encouragement."

Byrd Cookie Company CEO, Stephanie Lindley

"We are excited to expand our team in the State of Georgia as we continue to scale our logistics operations to support the rapid growth of our business. The State of Georgia and the Savannah Economic Development Authority have been great partners to us. We look forward to contributing to economic development in the region with the creation of 1,000 new jobs and the opening of a new, state-of-the-art facility in Savannah."

Wayfair Chief Operating Officer, James Savarese

"We are thrilled to be opening up state-of-the-art facilities in this prime location with proximity to the Port in order to further augment the accessibility of premier tile and stone products to our valued customers, serving as an extension of their own warehouse inventory. So far, we have had great success in opening the first facility and onboarding some great talent who have been instrumental in ramping up our Savannah operations. We are excited for this next chapter of Anatolia’s journey."

Anatolia Tile + Stone’s Co-CEO, Bekir Elmaagacli

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