Wed., August 21, 2013 11:51am
Savannah Technical College is serving one of the coastal area's largest employers with a new aviation training center. State and local officials were on hand this week to open a nearly $7 million classroom, hangar and lab facility. It will train graduates to work at jet manufacturer Gulfstream Aerospace.
Mon., August 12, 2013 12:52pm
Flights from Savannah rank high on a list of pricey airfares. A new report from the US Transportation Department doesn't come as a surprise to Savannah-area travelers who drive to Jacksonville or Charleston to fly cheaply. The dilemma is partly due to the city's "not-too-small, not-too-big" market size.
Thu., May 23, 2013 12:09pm
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed told coastal-area business leaders Thursday not to worry about the Savannah harbor deepening project. The $652 port expansion has languished because Congress and the White House haven't yet budgeted the bulk of the federal project's cost. Reed spoke at the Savannah Economic Development Authority's annual luncheon.
Thu., April 4, 2013 12:50pm
Members of Savannah's City Council are making permanent a temporary choice they made last year about one of the city's most powerful positions. The council selected interim city manager Stephanie Cutter to run the city government permanently. Cutter has guided the city through a series of minor crises and garnered praise from business leaders.
Mon., January 14, 2013 11:48am
Savannah economic development officials are focusing attention on 10 countries that they say have the biggest potential for increasing business with the coastal city. The non-profit World Trade Center in Savannah recently identified large trading partners such as Canada, the UK, Germany and Brazil as targets for growth.
Mon., July 16, 2012 12:34pm
Israeli business leaders are in Savannah through Tuesday on a trade mission. But it's also part of a larger international push in the coastal city. Last year Savannah's Economic Development Authority formed a World Trade Center in Savannah. And other local officials created an International Alliance. Both are aimed squarely at boosting trade around the world.
Sun., November 20, 2011 11:00pm
Savannah economic development officials are considering a public-private partnership to build a new film studio. The soundstage would compliment existing studios and be large enough to attract the type of digitial media projects that often bypass Savannah. City officials say, the film, TV digital media industry last year had a nearly $10 million economic impact in Savannah.
Mon., September 12, 2011 10:20am
Savannah soon could become a World Trade Center designated city. Savannah's Economic Development Authority voted Tuesday to apply for affilation in the World Trade Center Association. SEDA Director Steve Weathers says, the $200,000 one-time membership isn't just a marketing and networking tool. It requires a local plan to boost global trade.
Wed., August 3, 2011 12:15pm
Savannah-area officials are working to attract another big warehouse. Not much is known about the potential new company and nothing is finalized. But, industry officials say, the area is courting a 1.4 million square-foot distribution center in Pooler.