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Major Employers

Major Employers

As of mid-2016, business establishments in the Savannah MSA numbered 10,117; a net increase of 245 firms from 2015. To purchase an Economic Trends Brochure, click here.

Major Employers (Non-Manufacturing)

Corporation/Organization Service/Product Employees
Memorial University Medical Center Hospital 5,000
St. Joseph’s/Candler Hospital 3,100
Kroger Retail Food 1,000-4,999
Marine Terminals Corp. Marine cargo handling 1,000-4,999
McDonalds Restaurant 1,000-4,999
SSA Cooper Marine cargo handling 1,000-4,999
Publix Retail Food 983
SouthCoast Health Healthcare services 661
Georgia Regional Hospital Hospital 650
Coastal Home Care Inc. Medical care 617
Effingham County Hospital Authority Hospital 537
Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire Adult vocational rehabilitation 500
Trace Staffing Solutions Employment services 500
UTC Overseas Logistics solutions 500-999
Ceres Marine Terminals Marine cargo handling 500-999
Georgia Power Company - Coastal Region Electric utility 483
The Landings Club Private Membership Club 440
CSX Railroad 308
TMX Finance Financial 302
Strength of Nature Ethnic Hair Care Products 300
Walmart    Retail 285
Colonial Group Energy Company 275

Education/Government/Public Service

Savannah-Chatham County Board of Education Public schools 5,654
Ft. Stewart/Hunter Army Airfield Civilian personnel on bases 4,000
City of Savannah    Government 2,616
YMCA of Coastal Georgia Civic Association 1,980
Chatham County Government 1,716
Savannah College of Art & Design Education 1,309
Georgia Ports Authority Ship terminal operations 988
Armstrong Atlantic State University Education 903

Note: The International Longshoreman Association represents about 3,000 unionized workers at Georgia Ports Authority facilities under hire by cargo handling companies.

Source: Specific employment provided by SEDA or by company, when available, other reported as an employment range from Georgia Department of Labor.

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