Alert: Resources for businesses during COVID-19. Please visit our response page to learn more.

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COVID-19 Resources

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SEDA is here to support businesses

The impacts of the COVID-19 virus are being felt worldwide and right here in the Savannah region. The Savannah Economic Development Authority’s priority is the well-being of our community and the businesses in our region, and we stand ready to assist you in anyway that we can. The below information may be useful to you during this time. You may also call 912.447.8450 or email at


Local & State


Local & State
  • Georgia Department of Economic Development
  • Georgia Department of Labor  Information on unemployment benefits, mandatory filing for employers for partial clams and re-employment services.
  • Georgia Insurance Commission Office of Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King. Phone lines are open from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday-Friday. For assistance, please call 1.800.658.2298.
  • Coastal Area District Development Authority (CADDA) is a non-profit economic development lender helping the small businesses owner, or future business owner, find their way through all the SBA requirements.  Established in 1976 as a Certified Development Company by the Small Business Administration, CADDA is able to deliver the SBA 504 program.
  • Small Business Assistance Corporation SBAC has announced the release of federal funds from the SBAC Recovery Loan Program, which serves small businesses in Chatham, Bryan, Bullock, Effingham, Liberty and Long counties as well as Hampton, Jasper, Beaufort, Colleton, Charleston and Dorchester counties in South Carolina. The SBAC also has this video describing the SBAC Bridge Loan and the application process.
  • University of Georgia Small Business Development Center UGA SBDC offices across the state are open and available to assist small businesses impacted by current circumstances. Virtual consulting and online resources are available.
  • Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce The Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce is working diligently to continue serving their members and partners and will continue to provide links to resources as well as updates via their social media channels and website.
  • Georgia Chamber of Commerce
  • City of Savannah A list of resources available for local businesses in need of assistance and support can be found here: Tools for Business
  • Georgia Ports Authority GPA is implementing protocols to maintain the wellbeing of their employees and stakeholders, while maintaining the essential functions of Georgia’s deep-water ports. For text alerts providing updates for weather, road, port operations, etc.: Text GPAUSER to 888-777
  • Georgia Manufacturing Extension Partnership at Georgia Tech is hosting webinars and providing resources for manufactures related to COVID-19 impacts. GaMEP’s Purpose is to Enhance Global Competitiveness for Georgia Manufacturers.
  • The Creative Coast Hosting a series of online seminars, chats and other resourceful information.
  • Savannah SCORE Savannah SCORE is offering free business mentoring services by video and phone.
  • World Trade Center Savannah and World Trade Centers Association
  • Quality Rated Child Care A resource to find quality child care that is open, home learning activities for your children while schools are closed and tips on how to talk with children about COVID-19.
  • Step Up Savannah is offering remote assistance to apply for public benefits including SNAP, Medicaid, CAPS, TANF and WIC. Call Kimberly Paulk at 912.330.6445.

Workforce Resources

Local & State

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