August 20, 2015
Deputy Director of Global Commerce Tom Croteau discusses important transportation projects , innovations in logistics, and the economic development climate in Georgia. Including-What separates Georgia from other states for companies who are looking to re-locate or expand in our strategic geographical location to thriving key markets?
When automotive companies move manufacturing operations and HQ to Georgia, what is the ripple effect (what other businesses/industries tend to follow and why)?
August 19, 2015
The inaugural Savannah Logistics Lunch on Tuesday featured a panel of logistics experts from around Georgia to discuss how to bring more perishables, jobs and opportunity to the Lowcountry.
“Ten years ago farm-to-table was a trend that few people knew about, but now it’s mainstream. Everything is farm-to-table, whether that means a farm in central Georgia or coastal Georgia or Texas — it’s still farm-to-table. It’s about reducing footprint and sustainability...,” Woodham said.
August 5, 2015
The $706 million deepening of Savannah’s harbor and waterway is set to begin in September – about three months earlier than expected.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Gov. Nathan Deal’s office said Friday that workers will begin to dredge the outer edge of the 38-mile channel on Sept. 7 instead of December, when the project was initially expected to start.
July 28, 2015
Gov. Deal, Georgia Ports, Murray County and CSX signed a Memorandum of Agreement establishing the Appalachian Regional Port in Chatsworth, Ga. It will service North Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee and parts of Kentucky.
"This new inland terminal will open the door for economic opportunity and job creation for NW Georgia and the region," said Gov. Deal. "The Appalachian Regional Port will create and expand international markets for businesses and further economic success of the Southeastern U.S."
July 27, 2015
As Georgia Ports’ cargo load grows, so too, does the need for additional landside facilities—warehouses, cross-docks and distribution centers.
The addition of warehouse/distribution space translates to an economic impact that is good for all, said GPA executive director Curtis Foltz.
“The GPA exists to support economic development,” he said. “When our ports and supply chain operators are thriving, the economic impact of that success reaches into every Georgia county and across the Southeast.”