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 deepwater ports and inland barge terminals support more than 439,000 jobs throughout the state annually.
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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.
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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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