The Port of Savannah will get a new heavy-lift crane after Savannah economic development officials received a grant from the state. It’s one of five economic development projects getting $7.5 million this year from the OneGeorgia Authority.
Mitsubishi Power is marking the end of one phase of construction and the beginning of another at its plant near Savannah. Officials with the Japanese heavy equipment maker say, they expect to begin work soon at their electrical turbine manufacturing facility in Pooler. The company will dedicate the plant, expected to employ 200 by the end of next year.
Officials at Mitsubishi Power Systems have approved the third and final phase of a gas turbine manufacturing plant near Savannah. The company's board on Monday announced the last stage of the facility, which should be completed by 2012.
A new business task force in Savannah will focus on expanding the city's reach to overseas companies. Savannah has named 19 people to the Greater Savannah International Alliance, including Brynn Grant of the Savannah Economic Development Authority. She says, a lot of new business in the US right now actually is coming from abroad.
Union leaders in Savannah say, local workers aren't seeing benefits from a major new employer. Governor Sonny Perdue and Mitsubishi Power broke ground last year on a new power generator facility near Savannah, saying it would bring 500 jobs to the area.