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Helping Businesses Grow

Oftentimes you’re just one introduction away from finding your next great employee, office space or industry resource that will propel your business to the next level. SEDA continually seeks out new opportunities to help you make the critical connections you need on a regional, national and even international scale. We invite you to visit this page often for the latest information on upcoming job fairs, trade shows, conferences and more.

WTCSav Global Education Programs assist regional businesses to grow internationally.

Creative & Technical Services

The Bridge Fund

The Bridge Fund is one such way in which SEDA is propelling business – and funding – in the region. Currently in development, The Bridge Fund is a regional innovative strategies grant (or seed fund) that will invest in approximately 30 high-growth potential startups in an eight-county region (Beaufort, Jasper and Hampton counties in neighboring South Carolina and Chatham, Bulloch, Bryan, Liberty and Effingham counties in Georgia). The name ‘The Bridge Fund’ is symbolic of the Savannah River that runs between these two geographic areas and how it will be used to bridge the funding gap for advancing early-stage, technology-driven businesses across state lines.

If you would like to invest in The Bridge Fund or be part of funding additional new opportunities, please contact SEDA Vice President of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Jen Bonnett.


International Trade

World Trade Center Savannah

World Trade Center Savannah is an international business and trade development organization that exists to work with business in the region to help them grow internationally through market research, trade advocacy and consultation, networking, trade missions and more.

In addition, WTCSav hosts Global Education Programs throughout the year including the following upcoming events:

June 16
Mitigating Finance Export Risk: Private and Government Resources

 

Georgia Department of Economic Development

Learn more about the Georgia Department of Economic Development’s international trade efforts or the following upcoming international trade events at Georgia.org.

September 22 – 24
Money 20/20 Europe
November 16 – 19
MEDICA


Training

University of Georgia Small Business Development Center

The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center provides tools, training and resources to help small businesses grow and succeed.

Georgia Logistics Summit

The Georgia Logistics Summit has grown to become one of the Southeast’s most important logistics and supply chain focused events. The 2020 event will be held Aug. 25.


Networking

Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce

The Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce offers a full range of opportunities.

APICS

APICS offers monthly professional development meetings, education workshops and seminars, certification programs and more.

Savannah Traffic Club

The Savannah Traffic Club is open to persons in the transportation and logistics industries and related fields.

Savannah Propeller Club

The Propeller Club members represent every aspect of the maritime industry and meet on a monthly basis.

Savannah Stories

Gauge Interactive

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Ghost Coast Distillery

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Arboris – Reasons to Choose Savannah

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Latest News

Strategic Planning and Community Partnerships: We’re in this together

Vice President of Strategy and Partnerships Leia Dedic As an organization, how do you increase the likelihood of achieving your goals? More than likely, you create a detailed and intentional plan that is in alignment with your mission and outline the action items to achieve those goals. In 2019, that…

05.21.2020

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Foreign-Trade Zones can alleviate duty payments amid COVID-19

Vice President of WTCSav and Foreign-Trade Zone 104 Leigh Ryan It’s safe to say that every industry has most likely been impacted by COVID-19. Global trade is not exempt from the list of industries affected and has faced ripples of changes as the virus spreads to different parts of the…

05.08.2020

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SEDA stands ready to assist

Director of Business Retention and Workforce Initiatives Leigh Acevedo Whether you are an employer of two or 2,000+, COVID-19 is impacting everyone in Chatham County and SEDA is here to be a resource for your business. What’s happening with the spread of COVID-19 is challenging in many ways: professional and…

04.14.2020

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