• HCA to Buy Memorial Health in a $710M Deal

    April 21, 2017

    The Memorial Health Board of Directors & the Chatham County Hospital Authority announced that they have signed a Letter of Intent for HCA to acquire Memorial’s assets in a deal valued at $710 million, and an agreement to continue its core services to area residents.

  • Public Invited to Apply for Boards, Commissions, and Authorities

    April 20, 2017

    The Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Savannah will be accepting applications for the Boards, Commissions, and Authorities beginning Friday, April 21, 2017 through Friday, May 5, 2017 at 12 p.m. Upon completion of the appointment process by the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Savannah, all applicants and appointees will be notified.

  • Registration Open for Georgia Tech Coding Boot Camp

    April 20, 2017

    Area employers interested in sending employees to Georgia Tech-Savannah’s coding boot camp -- a 24-week program that will give participants the skills needed to create front and back-end web applications - are eligible to receive as much as a 90 percent tuition reimbursement via scholarship grants provided by the Coastal Workforce Investment Board. Registrations are still being accepted for the second cohort of the popular coding boot camp scheduled to begin on May 9.

  • Georgia Hospitals Contribute $47.8B to State's Economy

    April 19, 2017

    While Georgia hospitals are known for being the guardians of community health for the state’s more than 10 million residents, hospitals also play a huge role in bolstering Georgia’s economic health by pumping nearly $47.8 billion into the state’s economy in 2015 according to a recently released report by the Georgia Hospital Association.

  • Savannah Tech Foundation Celebrates 2017 Tribute to Community STARs

    April 10, 2017

    A crowd of nearly 250 gathered in the Eckburg Auditorium on the campus of Savannah Technical College today to celebrate the 2017 Tribute to Community STARs (Savannah Tech Achievement Recognition) luncheon, the eleventh annual event recognizing people for their service and dedication in the community or at work.

  • Richard Fox-Marrs Named President and CEO of JCB North America

    April 06, 2017

    JCB has announced the appointment of Richard Fox-Marrs as president and CEO of JCB Inc., responsible for JCB operations in North America, including sales and support for the construction, agricultural, rental, government and defense industries.

  • USG Foundation Raises More Than $1.43M for Need-Based Scholarships

    April 05, 2017

    The 13th annual Regents’ Scholarship Gala, held on Friday, March 31st, successfully raised more than $1.43 million to promote, support, and provide need-based scholarships for students at the University System of Georgia’s twenty-eight institutions.

  • Applications for Leadership Savannah 2017-2018 Class Now Open

    April 03, 2017

    Leadership Savannah will begin accepting applications for its 2017-2018 class beginning April 1st. The 2017-2018 class will be limited to 42 people.

  • Registration Open for Georgia’s Supplier Opportunities and Aerospace Resources Conference in Macon

    March 28, 2017

    In order to connect Georgia aerospace and defense suppliers with potential partners and resources to increase their capabilities and meet the needs of the global marketplace, the Supplier Opportunities and Aerospace Resources (SOAR) Conference will take place in Macon this year. The event is April 20 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at Middle Georgia State University.

  • Georgia Technology Summit Speakers Offer Literal and Digital Food for Thought

    March 27, 2017

    During last Thursday’s GTS conference at the Cobb Galleria Center in Atlanta, Keynote Speaker Caleb Harper made a quantum leap from his traditional-farming, family background when he spoke of his “Food Computer”—an open source, agricultural technology platform. Harper used the example of the 14-month, life cycle of an apple from harvest, to cold storage for months where it loses 90% of its antioxidants, eventual distribution and stocking at retail, vis-à-vis his food movement technology.

  • 5 Reasons to Attend The 9th Annual Georgia Logistics Summit

    March 20, 2017

    It’s Summit season again, and this is going to be the best one yet. Yes, we say that every year, but it just keeps getting better! This year will see the return of Summit staples like an address from Governor Deal, an update on the state of transportation in Georgia, and many other great presentations and discussions on industry best practices.

  • An Inside Look at Colony Bank in Savannah with Market President Drew Hulsey, and VPs’ Kate Rott and Sara Norwood

    March 15, 2017

    Savannah CEO had the pleasure of interviewing Drew Hulsey, Savannah Market President for Colony Bank, along with his executive team members, Kate Rott, Commercial Lending Vice President, and Sara Norwood, Office Manager and Vice President for the downtown branch. During our time together, Hulsey, Rott and Norwood share updates on last year’s grand opening of their beautiful new location on Drayton Street in the heart of downtown Savannah, and what they are doing collectively between their three Savannah branch locations to better meet the needs of individuals and communities throughout Central and South Georgia.

  • Georgia Recognizes Four Companies as Small Business Rock Stars

    March 14, 2017

    The Georgia Department of Economic Development, along with the Georgia Economic Developers Association recognized Georgia’s 2017 “Small Business Rock Stars.” GDEcD and GEDA hosted a luncheon where four Georgia companies were honored for being an outstanding, unique and impactful small business.

  • Georgia Opens New Welcome Center on I-95

    March 13, 2017

    State Transportation Board member Ann R. Purcell and STB Chair Robert Brown joined Georgia Department of Transportation Commissioner Russell R. McMurry, P.E. and Georgia Department of Economic Development Commissioner Pat Wilson in officially opening Georgia’s brand new Welcome Center. The Chatham County facility is the first Georgia Welcome Center location to greet travelers along the I-95 corridor.

  • Georgia Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony a Huge Success

    March 10, 2017

    On Feb. 25th, the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame honored eight highly accomplished athletes during their annual induction ceremony held at the historic Macon City Auditorium. The group included football player Keith Brooking, golfer Laura Coble, tennis coach Manuel Diaz, football and track athlete Willie Gault, basketball player Matt Harpring, football player Garrison Hearst, athletic leader/golf coach Liz Murphey and football player Jeff Saturday.

  • Registration Open for Georgia Small Business ROCK STARS Awards Luncheon on March 13th

    March 09, 2017

    Georgia holds the title as the number one state in the nation in which to do business—a title it has held for four years in a row. And when 98 percent of Georgia companies (employing under 100) are considered small businesses, it makes sense the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) would want to salute these business owners with Georgia Small Business Week taking place March 13-17.

  • Azalea House Uses Local Talent, Charm to Create Unique Southern Experience at Masters

    March 08, 2017

    The Masters Tournament returns to Augusta on April 3-9, and if you are looking to enjoy the week of golf amid true Southern hospitality, you’ll want to check out The Azalea House. According to General Manager, Chris DeMain, this premier hospitality facility, located on Azalea Drive in the National Hills neighborhood just across the street from the course, is fully focused on hospitality and understanding client entertainment.

  • Armstrong-Georgia Southern Consolidation Implementation Committee to Review Four Recommendations

    March 06, 2017

    The Armstrong State University/Georgia Southern University Consolidation Implementation Committee will review four key recommendations developed by the Operational Working Groups at its meeting regarding the naming of campuses and support for student athletes.

  • Savannah Riverboat Cruises Celebrates 25 Years Sailing the Savannah River Aboard its New Georgia Queen

    February 28, 2017

    On Friday evening, February 24th, Savannah Riverboat Cruises held a grand affair aboard its new Georgia Queen to officially christen the 1000-passenger cruise ship and to commemorate the company’s 25th anniversary sailing the Savannah River.

  • Georgia Touts Another Year as a Leader in International Trade

    February 22, 2017

    The Georgia Department of Economic Development released Georgia’s 2016 trade numbers, which reinforce the states position as a front-runner in the global economy and as a leader in international trade.

  • University of Georgia's Jennifer Frum Named Interim President of Armstrong State University

    February 20, 2017

    University System of Georgia Chancellor Steve Wrigley has named Dr. Jennifer Frum interim president of Armstrong State University in Savannah, Georgia. Frum currently serves as the vice president for public service and outreach at the University of Georgia in Athens.

  • 29th Annual Georgia Quail Hunt Highlights Southwest Georgia

    February 09, 2017

    Just weeks after two tornados tore through Southwest Georgia, the region played host to the 29th Annual Georgia Quail Hunt, one of the premier economic development events in the nation and the largest for that corner of the state.

  • New Developments Position Savannah as U.S. Gateway Port

    February 07, 2017

    The Georgia Ports Authority announced the sale of 500 acres of property for commercial development to accommodate growing customer demand for warehousing, distribution and transload facilities near the Port of Savannah.

  • Latest Survey Results for The Georgia Climate Index Suggest Major Shift in Outlook for Future Business Conditions

    February 07, 2017

    The results of the fourth quarter Georgia CEO survey suggests that Georgia business leaders feel more optimistic about the current business conditions in Georgia compared to the previous surveys. The purpose of the surveys is to better understand how general business conditions are impacting Georgia CEO subscribers on a quarterly basis. Georgia CEO partners with the Bureau of Business Research and Economic Development (BBRED), a member of the College of Business at Georgia Southern University, to prepare, distribute and analyze the survey.

  • Visit Savannah Has Strongest Meeting and Convention Sales Year to Date

    January 26, 2017

    Visit Savannah’s sales team recorded 219,524 meeting- and convention-related room nights, topping its 2015 totals by almost 20,000 room nights. Projected visitor spending revenues from this new business could exceed $65 million. The bookings are for future years and would be an all-time record production for the organization.