A State Senator from the Georgia coast on Monday announced plans to follow Jack Kingston into the U-S House. Buddy Carter of Pooler says he has the name recognition to get past what could become a crowded field of Republican candidates to run in the GOP-leaning 1st Congressional District. Kingston last week announced he's running for the US Senate, making his seat open for the first time in 20 years.
Japanese electrical giant Mitsubishi Power celebrated the shipment of its first ever American-made gas turbine. Mitsubishi Power Systems Americas President Koji Hasagawa pressed a button that lifted the veil on the shrink-wrapped turbine, the size and shape of a NASA rocket.
Officials in Savannah's Chatham County hope a mediator will resolve negotiations over how to split up a local sales tax. The county and its seven municipalities have until August 12th to agree on a formula to split up its 1% Local Option Sales Tax. At issue is about $600 million in potential tax revenue.
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.
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.
Shipping goods in huge containers by sea has revolutionized global trade. The industry has evolved to the point where the port of Savannah is deepening its harbor to make way for even bigger ships. But what's also evolved over the years is life at sea for those who work on the cargo ships.
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.
Savannah business officials say, there's nothing to know yet about a potential economic development project near the Savannah airport. Airport officials recently approved moving a new runway and studying traffic for what in the public record is called simply a quote "potential new development." That hasn't stopped some from speculating about a big new employer.