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Georgia named Top State for Business for 6th year


Georgia has again been named the Top State for Business by Area Development magazine   The results are determined by the publication’s poll of site consultants and it’s the sixth consecutive year that the state has taken the top spot. “This announcement serves as a powerful testament to what we all know to be true: Georgia is the best place to live, work, and raise a family,” Gov. Brian Kemp said in a press release. “Our efforts to cut red tape and ensure our business environment leads the nation continue to lure world-class companies to the Peach State from every corner [...]

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McIntosh Co. tech school to offer new commercial fishing program


Watch news video here January 1, 2019 at 4:20 PM EST – Updated January 1 at 6:21 PM MCINTOSH COUNTY, GA (WTOC) -A brand new program is being offered to dual enrollment students in McIntosh County. Coastal Pines Technical College met in November of 2018 with the state board of technical colleges to request the approval of a commercial fishing program. The board approved the program. The classes will be taught at McIntosh County Academy to dual enrollment students. Students will learn safety techniques, fishing regulations, and more. The college says members of the fishing community came to them asking for [...]

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Distribution Center for Forest and Wood Products


  Mayor’s Point Terminal specializes as a distribution center for products such as woodpulp, linerboard, plywood and paper products. With 1,750 ft (533 m) of deepwater berthing with adjacent warehousing served by covered rail, your breakbulk processing is fast and efficient to ensure your products, and your market share, are protected. SPECIFICATIONS Brunswick’s advantages make it an ideal location for breakbulk cargo. Dedicated forest products team 7.9 acres (3.2 ha) of covered storage, 4 acres (1.62 ha) paved and 3.9 acres (1.59 ha) unpaved 2,000 ft (610 m) of rail siding to support transit shed operations Immediate access to major interstates [...]

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Top officials thank Coast Guard, resilient Brunswick maritime community


Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Griff Lynch, left and GPA Board Chairman Will McKnight, right, and bar pilot Jonathan Tennant, second from the right, join members from the United States Coast Guard team that rescued four crew trapped in the capsized cargo vessel Golden Ray were recognized for their efforts by GPA Executive Director Griff Lynch, Wednesday, October 2, 2019 during an event in Brunswick, Ga. The Coast Guard team pictured from left to right are Petty Officer Jeremy Shaw, Petty Officer Kemuel Morales Gonzalez, Lt. Commander Jud Coleman, Lt. Commander Mike Vickers, Petty Officer Eric Young and Lt. Lloyd Heflin. [...]

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SEGA hosted statewide project managers


SEGA hosted Statewide Project Managers SEGA recently hosted our statewide project managers in the region. While getting to know each other and show off the 3s of southeast GA (3 ports, 3 airports, 3 interstates, 3 rail providers!), we enjoyed touring the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, Mercedes processing center and cruised on the Golden Isles waters on the String of Pearls yacht.  

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Quarterly Exporter Roundtable: Exporting Basics, 5 Things Every Exporter Should Know


World Trade Center Savannah is excited to launch quarterly exporter roundtables specifically for companies who are exporting and/or have a strong interest in exporting. The meetings will include networking, lunch, a short presentation and facilitated discussion. The cost is $30/roundtable. WTCSav partners will receive a 50% discount using the code Export2019.   This group was created by and for business leaders actively engaged in international trade. You will have the opportunity to learn best practices and build an export network of companies in Southeast Georgia where you can learn from each other, discuss common challenges and find new solutions. More information [...]

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World Trade Center Savannah’s International Gateway Event


World Trade Center Savannah (WTCSav) in partnership with Georgia Power, welcomed an international business delegation from Ireland for the Savannah Gateway Regional Showcase (SGRS). Our tours and discussions highlighted the quality of life and business opportunities found here.  The SEGA Alliance made new connections with company leaders from Ireland.  Hope to see them again in the future!        

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The Savannah Gateway Regional Showcase


  You are invited to apply to be a part of World Trade Center Savannah’s Business and Trade Delegation to Savannah, Georgia U.S.A. April 1-4, 2019 Every year World Trade Center Savannah, in partnership with Georgia Power, welcomes an international business delegation to the Coastal Georgia Region during the Savannah Music Festival. By working with our partners to showcase the region, our intention is to further develop trade opportunities, increase foreign-direct investment and help our regional businesses expand internationally. Guests of the week-long showcase will learn first-hand the economic assets and strategic advantages of the region through industry visits, targeted business-matchmaking meetings and [...]

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Ashley Gowen named New Executive Director in Charlton County


Ashley Gowen is no stranger to Folkston and Charlton County, though she is new to her role leading the Chamber of Commerce along with promoting tourism and economic development.  A Folkston native, she is passionate about promoting her home town and attracting local businesses to join her in enhancing Folkston’s reputation as a tourist destination. “We’re excited about the future and growth in our tourism industry especially as we focus on the rail watch experience and the National Wildlife Refuge (the only federally operated entrance to the Okefenokee Swamp),” Ashley said.  She also wants to promote the area as more of [...]

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“Oaks on the River” groundbreaking ceremony in Darien


  Article & Photo courtesy of The Brunswick News DARIEN — Art Lucas called Wednesday a “bluebird day’’ as he led a ceremonial ground-breaking for a three-story condominium complex, a 40-plus room boutique hotel and a stand-alone restaurant all overlooking the Darien River. Lucas stood before a mixed backdrop of shrimpboat rigging, sailboat masts, billowing wild rice and an excavator as he announced that construction would begin soon on Oaks on the River. Work will begin first on the dozen 2,200-square-foot condominiums on the eastern end of the project that will stretch along the waterfront from the former George’s Boat Works [...]

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