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IEDC: Georgia No. 3 for business

U.S. corporate executives hold the Peach State in high regard. Georgia tied with North Carolina for having the third-best business climate, according to a new survey of U.S. corporate executives released earlier this week at the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) Annual Conference.

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Savannah Surges as Mighty Gate for Imports on U.S. Growth

October 28, 2014
Blueberries from Chile, Peru and Brazil may soon be heading toward U.S. tables via Savannah, Georgia, opening another shipping market in the city’s emergence as a major trade hub. With a population of just 143,000, Savannah trails only New York City as an East Coast container port and ranks No. 4 nationally after Los Angeles and Long Beach, California, according to Datamyne and compiled by Bloomberg.

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Port of Brunswick achieves double-digit growth

October 14, 2014
At the Brunswick State of the Port address Tuesday, Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Curtis Foltz reported double-digit growth in total tonnage and a record number of auto and machinery units moved over Brunswick docks in fiscal year 2014. "Our deepwater terminals in Brunswick achieved broad growth in all business sectors, including forest and farm products as well as breakbulk cargo, auto and machinery units," Foltz said.

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Green light to dig not a minute too soon

October 10, 2014
As the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers begins to move forward with the construction phase of the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project, the Port of Savannah has effectively illustrated the need to move forward by posting some of its best numbers ever. Figures released Thursday by Georgia Ports Authority show nearly 13 percent growth in container traffic for the first quarter of the fiscal year, which began July 1.

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GPA marks 13 percent 1Q growth

October 9, 2014
On the heels of a state-federal agreement allowing the Savannah Harbor deepening to begin, the GPA has posted nearly 13 percent growth in container traffic for the first quarter of the fiscal year. "September's outstanding cargo volume continued a trend of double-digit growth," said GPA Executive Director Curtis Foltz. "Important investments in infrastructure, including the harbor deepening, new equipment and roadways are helping to position Savannah for additional growth."

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Deal: Project agreement signed for harbor deepening

October 8, 2014
Gov. Nathan Deal announced today that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) and the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) have signed a Project Partnership Agreement (PPA), allowing construction on the long-awaited Savannah Harbor Expansion Project to begin.

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