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The Center of Innovation for Logistics is the leading statewide resource for fueling logistics industry growth and global competitiveness. The Center works to address the needs and opportunities of companies of any size involved in logistics and freight transportation -- both providers and heavy consumers of logistics services. The Center provides industry knowledge and technical expertise, connections to state resources in research and innovation, and joins together an extensive cross-sector industry network.

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Georgia is CNBC’s Top State for Business in 2014

The South rises again! Georgia—the Peach State—slices up the competition in the 2014 America's Top States for Business rankings by CNBC, signaling an apparent shift back to the Sun Belt from the energy-rich Northern Plains. Always a contender, Georgia outdid itself in 2014.

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GPA delivers big lift for cancer patients

August 22, 2014
Good things don’t always come in small packages, as evidenced by the cutting-edge cancer treatment equipment that recently moved from Kobe, Japan, through Georgia Ports Authority’s Ocean Terminal in Savannah. Proton therapy is an advanced, precise form of radiation cancer treatment. The technology is able to target cancer tissue with less damage to surrounding healthy tissue than traditional radiation treatments. However, the units are massive and heavy.

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HR Issues in Logistics

August 21, 2014
Logistics keeps the U.S. economy humming. Without trucking, shipping and warehousing companies bringing raw materials from suppliers to manufacturers and finished products from manufacturers to consumers, the economy would flounder. The industry relies on people, yet faces an image problem that hinders recruitment.

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Georgia’s Governor’s Report – Rising And Ready For The Future

August 19, 2014
They’re growing a lot more than peanuts in Georgia these days. More than 11 leading film and television studios are breaking ground for new studios or expanding in the Peach State. Thousands of new Kia sedans are rolling out of the Korean automaker’s U.S. assembly plant in West Point, GA, and Baxter’s new $1-billion biotech complex near Atlanta will include a world-class biotechnology training center.

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Area warehouse space filling up again

August 17, 2014
Warehouse and distribution center space is filling up again in the five-county Savannah area, another indication that economic growth has begun. “Overall vacancy in the Savannah industrial real estate market continues to decline as demand increases and minimal new supply has been added to the market,” said David Sink, a principal at Colliers International-Savannah. At mid-year 2014, the vacancy rate had dropped to 7 %, as compared to 12.5 % this time last year and 18.5 % at the end of 2010.

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Savannah achieves highest month ever for container cargo

August 13, 2014
The Georgia Ports Authority reached an all-time high in container trade in July, moving 293,889 twenty-foot equivalent container units, a 19.2 percent increase over the previous year. “Improved confidence among U.S. retailers, newly added port customers, and shifting cargo from U.S. West to East Coast are all fueling the growing cargo volumes at Georgia’s deepwater ports,” said GPA Executive Director Curtis Foltz.

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