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Chris Ahearn

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Chris Ahearn

Director of Research & Trade Development

World Trade Center Savannah

Chris spent the last 10 years working in higher education and nonprofit organizations in Chicago. He is a graduate of Georgia Southern University and furthered his education at Dublin City University in Ireland where he earned a master’s degree in international relations. As the Director of Research and Trade Development at World Trade Center Savannah, he facilitates and oversees all aspects of partner specific research, international lead development, planning and receiving of inbound and outbound delegations, and manages the Savannah side of TradeBridge.

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SEDA provides workforce organization update

At the April 16, 2024 Savannah Economic Development Authority (SEDA) board of directors meeting staff gave an update on the naming and activities of the regional workforce organization that was announced in December 2023. The organization was a recommendation from the Regional Workforce Study released in November 2023. The new…


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SEDA hosts 2024 annual meeting

On Jan. 4,  at the Savannah Economic Development Authority (SEDA) Annual Meeting SEDA President and CEO Trip Tollison announced that the authority had facilitated 11 company announcements in 2023 that resulted in 3,731 new job opportunities and $2,631,994,199 in capital investment. Other highlights of the event included announcing the naming…


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Plastic Express to double Georgia operations

Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that Plastic Express, a leader in the plastic resins shipping industry, will build a second shipping facility in Savannah, Georgia. The new location will create an estimated 200 new jobs and $80 million in investment in Chatham County. “Job creators like Plastic Express choose…


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