Published on: Oct. 18, 2019
Savannah Area Chamber Supports Freeport Exemption on November 5 Ballot

On the November 5 ballot, voters will have the chance to determine whether or not to exempt from ad valorem taxes a certain class of finished goods ready for packing and shipping. The Freeport Exemption will exempt inventory held by fulfillment centers in Savannah and Chatham County. The Chamber supports the Freeport Exemption because we believe it will provide our community with a strong competitive edge in e-commerce.

Voting “yes” on this initiative will:

  • Attract new e-commerce business to the area as well as expand jobs in existing warehouses and distribution centers
  • Create new jobs as e-commerce continues to grow globally
  • Create fulfillment center jobs that pay $15 to $23 an hour for packing and shipping from warehouses
  • Not negatively impact collection of real property taxes

The Chamber encourages the community to vote in favor of this tax exemption for fulfillment center inventoried goods.

For more information on the Freeport Exemption, click here.

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