Jasper County officials are threatening to take over the Jasper Ocean Terminal project. They complain that the effort, overseen jointly by Georgia and South Carolina, is mired in never-ending studies. South Carolina officials say progress is being made.
New scorecards show how Georgia counties are moving goods from manufacturers to consumers. The Georgia Center of Innovation for Logistics created the county by county spotlights. The online reports highlight how one-sector of the state's economy can be a valuable tool for recruiting businesses.
A new certificate program at Georgia Tech is teaching health and humanitarian organizations how to better manage and move their supplies. One of the program’s creators pointed to the challenges of getting help to victims of recent disasters, like the tsunami in Japan and southeast Asia, the earthquake in Haiti and Hurricane Katrina.
Tuesday is the deadline for public comments in a plan to deepen Savannah's harbor from 42 to 47 feet. Supporters and opponents of the project have been picking over the massive proposal and have different conclusions for federal officials who'll make a final yes-or-no decision later this year. The US Army Corps of Engineers spent 14 years studying plans to deepen the Savannah harbor.
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.