September 15, 2014
Gov. Nathan Deal today announced that Area Development magazine has ranked Georgia as the No. 1 place in the nation in which to do business. Area Development is a leading executive magazine covering corporate site selection and relocation.
“Georgia’s success has come from dead reckoning in areas that are crucial to business locators,” said Area Development Staff Editor Dale Buss. “That includes the state’s welcoming and business-friendly government, to be sure...."
September 6, 2014
Because Georgia isn’t building new highways or railroads, both the state and private sectors alike have to figure out how to move freight more efficiently.
That was the assessment Friday of Page Siplon, director of the Georgia Center of Innovation for Logistics.
“We’ve got to do better with what we’ve got,” Siplon told a joint meeting of Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce transportation, governmental affairs and economic development committees.
September 4, 2014
The Army Corps of Engineers took to the water, while the Coast Guard hovered overhead Thursday to practice their joint emergency disaster preparedness.
The primary purpose of the exercise was to ensure that Coast Guard aviation and Corps of Engineers water assets can communicate to coordinate search and rescue missions and vital Savannah River navigation channel survey operations during a crisis, such as immediately after a hurricane.
August 29, 2014
The state’s perishables industry is on the rise as vegetable and fruit production steadies, new facilities are being built to store and move perishables, and the Port of Savannah will soon be able to accept fruits from South America.
All of these factors have huge impact, making it a bigger market going forward, said Page Siplon, executive director of the Georgia Center of Innovation for Logistics.
Siplon added the state already has strong cold chain logistics infrastructure in place.
August 29, 2014
July might have been Georgia Ports’ best month ever for containers, but it turns out the first half of 2014 wasn’t so shabby either.
According to PIERS, the Journal of Commerce Group’s data-reporting arm, the fastest-growing U.S. port in terms of containerized imports was none other than the Port of Savannah, with volumes up 12.1 percent compared to the first half of 2013.