How We Compare
With a cost of living below the national average, a diversified manufacturing base, available workforce, multiple training programs and business friendly communities, the Southeast GA Region competes favorably with other metro areas.
The Southeast Georgia Alliance
Is Bigger Than Most People Think.
The six county population totals 212,396 which creates a statistical community comparable to metro size cities. According to our employers, the labor draw area covers a larger area with a workforce totaling 843,622 and a total population of 1.7 million people!
Is in a Logistical Sweet Spot
With global access through 3 ports, 3 interstate highways, 3 rail providers and access to the world through 3 airports offering 25 daily non-stop flights to Atlanta (1 hour or less!) via international airports in Jacksonville and Savannah along with the Brunswick Golden Isles Airport.
Has a Diversified Industrial Base
Which includes logistics, aerospace, chemical, paper, food processing, fulfillment centers, marine and military suppliers.
Average Earnings Per Job – $55.6K
Regional average earnings per job are $6.5K below the national average earnings of $62.1K per job.
Cost of Living – 97.7
Population Trends – +4.2%
As of 2016 the region’s population increased by 5.3% since 2011, growing by 88,329. Population is expected to increase by 4.2% between 2016 and 2021, adding 73,451.
Creating new jobs within the regional alliance area qualifies
companies for additional job tax credits.
#1 State for Business
According to Site Selection Magazine, GA is the best State in which to do business.
- 46th lowest tax state in the nation per capita
- Growing population
- Fastest growing container port in the USA
- 2nd busiest ro-ro port in the country
- Best maintained highway system in the country
- Busiest airport in the nation
- AAA bond rating by all three rating agencies for 21 years in a row
- HOPE scholarship allows students to obtain higher education degrees and certifications tuition free
- #1 training program in the country – Quick Start