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Major Employers

Major Employers

Business establishments numbered 9,201 in the Savannah MSA in 2012, a net increase of 186 firms from 2011. To purchase an Economic Trends Brochure, click here.

Major Employers (Non-Manufacturing)

Corporation/Organization Service/Product Employees
Memorial University Medical Center Hospital 1,000-4,999
St. Joseph’s/Candler Hospital 1,000-4,999
Wal-Mart Retail 1,000-4,999
Marine Terminals Corp. Marine cargo handling 1,000-4,999
SSA Cooper Marine cargo handling 1,000-4,999
Kroger Retail food 1,000-4,999
Snelling Staffing Services Employment services 500-999
Georgia Regional Hospital Hospital 500-999
UTC Overseas Logistics 500-999
Target Retail 500-999
Schneider National Inc. Trucking 500-999
Colonial Group Inc. Petroleum products 500-999
Publix Retail food 500-999
McDonalds Restaurant 500-999
Southcoast Medical Group Healthcare Services 500-999
Ceres Marine Terminals Marine cargo handling 500-999
Coastal Home Care Medical care 500-999
Coastal Center for Developmental Services Employment Services 500-999
Effingham County Hospital Authority Hospital 250-499
The Landings Club Private Membership Club 250-499

Education/Government/Public Service

Savannah-Chatham County Board of Education Public schools 5,000-9,999
Ft. Stewart/Hunter Army Airfield Civilian personnel on bases 1,000-4,999
City of Savannah    Government 1,000-4,999
Savannah College of Art & Design Education 1,000-4,999
Chatham County Government 1,000-4,999
Georgia Ports Authority Ship terminal operations 500-999
Armstrong Atlantic State University Education 500-999
YMCA of Coastal Georgia Civic Association 500-999
Savannah State University Education 500-999
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Civil engineering 500-999

Source: Georgia Department of Labor 12/2013

The Savannah MSA’s manufacturing firms created approximately 17.4% of the area’s economic output as measured by GDP, accounting for $2.4 billion of output in 2012. The number of manufacturing establishments in the Savannah CMSA was 245 firms employing 15,248 workers in 2012.

Manufacturers, Savannah/Ft. Stewart/Hinesville CMSA

Corporation Product County Employees
Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation Jet aircraft, aerospace equipment CH 5,000-9,999
Georgia-Pacific Corporation/Fort Howard Group Paper products EF 1,000-4,999
International Paper Paper Products CH 500-999
Savannah Morning News Newspaper Publishing CH 500-999
Chemtall Inc. Chemicals LI 500-999
JCB Inc. Construction equipment CH 500-999
Mitsubishi Power Systems Turbines CH 250-499
Imperial Sugar Refined sugar CH 250-499
Efacec Power Transformers Transformers EF 250-499
Weyerhaeuser Bleached pulp CH 250-499
Interstate Paper LLC Paper products LI 250-499
Brasseler USA Dental instruments CH 250-499
Derst Baking Co. Baked goods CH 250-499
Atlantic Wood Industries Pressure-treated wood products CH 250-499
Arizona Chemical Company Chemicals CH 100-249
International Greetings USA Gift wrap, bags, bows LI 100-249
EMD Chemicals Chemicals CH 100-249
Firth Rixson Forgings Aerospace engine components LI 100-249
Oracal USA Inc. Tape and print materials BR 100-249
Intercat Catalytic additives CH 100-249
DIRTT Environmental Solutions Modular Moveable Walls CH 100-249
Source: Georgia Department of Labor, retrieved 12/2013
1. Employment in Savannah and Brunswick
2. Includes Savannah Mill and Savannah Mill Container Division
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