Economic Development

Fostering Savannah’s economic growth is one of the main goals of the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce. Keep reading to learn more about Savannah’s rich economic landscape  its and most successful industries.

Savannah Economic Development Authority
The Savannah Economic Development Authority (SEDA) provides professional site services and eases access to state and local resources.
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The Ports
Georgia’s deep water ports and inland barge terminals support nearly 500,000 jobs throughout the state annually and contribute $29 billion in income, $122 billion in sales, and $3.4 billion in state and local taxes to Georgia’s economy.
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Tourism
Savannah’s tourism and hospitality industry continues to be one of the largest economic drivers of Savannah.
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Military
Ft. Stewart, located just outside of the Savannah MSA, and Hunter Army Airfield generate substantial economic activity in the Savannah CSA.
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Manufacturers
As of mid-2018, the number of manufacturing establishments in the Savannah CSA was 346 firms employing 22,237 workers with average weekly wage of $1,483.
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Healthcare
Two nationally recognized medical centers deliver top quality health care in the city: Memorial University Medical Center and the St. Joseph’s/Candler Health System. These centers, and the advanced medical specialties they offer, attract people from all over southeast Georgia and the southern coastal area of South Carolina. The medical facilities are also the top two private nonmanufacturing employers in the metropolitan area.
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Film
Georgia’s film industry ranks number one globally in the production of the top grossing feature films.
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Technology/The Creative Coast
The Creative Coast's vision is for Savannah/Chatham County to become the economic hub of the most creative, innovative and progressive region in Georgia.
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Education & Workforce
With tremendous growth and prosperity bolstering our local economy, there has never been a greater time to invest in the future of our workforce.
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Major Employers
These companies employ a large percentage of the Savannah community.
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