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A Talented Workforce

When it comes to available workforce, you want quantity and quality; the Savannah region is uniquely positioned to offer both. With a population of nearly one million within a 60-mile radius at a young median age, you’ll be within easy reach of talent that is both accessible and eager to work for you.

36.1

median age

U.S. Census Bureau 2018

350+

Heroes for Hire exiting area
military bases per month

72,000+

students pursuing higher
education at 18 colleges
and universities

More individuals are moving into than out of the region, which further bolsters the available workforce pool. And with hundreds of “heroes for hire” exiting area military bases each month, qualified individuals are continually infused into the pipeline.

60,616 - employed in & live outside Chatham
87,078 - employed & live in Chatham
28,386 - live in & employed outside Chatham

Source: US Census Bureau, 2017

The Savannah region also features a large number of students pursuing higher education within area colleges and universities. From creative arts to engineering, innovative technologies to health professions, vocational training and beyond, we understand that growing our workforce for tomorrow starts today. Attracting and retaining top talent is also greatly enhanced thanks to the undeniable appeal of the region’s exceptional quality of life and comparatively low cost of living. Regionally, nationally and internationally, increasing numbers of businesses and talent are finding every reason to make Savannah home, and we’re actively taking steps today to make sure they always do.

Workforce Initiatives

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Latest News

Port City Logistics announces Chatham County expansion

Port City Logistics, a third party logistics (3PL) company, announces the expansion of their operations in Chatham County, creating 200 new job opportunities and investing $80 million for the construction of a new headquarters and warehouse facility at 5816 Highway 21 in Port Wentworth. With the expansion, Port City Logistics…

06.23.2020

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SEDA establishes Technology Workforce Incentive

The Savannah Economic Development Authority has established a new Savannah Technology Workforce Incentive. The program reimburses individual moving expenses up to $2,000 for qualified technology workers currently located outside of Savannah. The offering is part of a SEDA initiative to continue boosting the region’s technology industry – which includes Fortune…

06.08.2020

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SEDA approves Rockingham Farms agreement

*SEDA’s Board of Directors unanimously approved the agreement at the June 4 SEDA Board of Directors meeting. Plans to develop 10 million square feet of warehouse space near Veterans Parkway could take another step forward this week as the Savannah Economic Development Authority (SEDA) considers approval of a development agreement…

06.05.2020

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