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Justin Farquhar

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Justin Farquhar

RISE Vice President

Justin Farquhar joined SEDA in January 2024 as RISE Vice President of RISE, which stands for Regional Industry Support Enterprise. He is responsible for working to implement the recently released workforce study.

He previously served as Senior Vice President of the Development Authority of Bryan County (DABC). He joined DABC in 2016 as a Project Manager. He is currently serving his second term as a member of the Georgia Economic Developers’ Association board of directors and has previously served as the organization’s Sponsorship Committee Chair.


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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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