Georgia #1 for Clean Energy Jobs

Georgia #1 for Clean Energy Jobs

A new report from the national nonpartisan business group Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2) shows that more than 9,800 clean energy and clean transportation jobs were announced across the country the first three months of 2015. This is almost double the number E2 tracked the corresponding quarter a year ago.

The top three states for the quarter were: Georgia (2,870 jobs), California (1,885) and Texas (1,612). New Mexico, Michigan, Colorado, Virginia, Utah, Maryland and Indiana rounded out the top 10.  Read More

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Video update on the Palmetto Pipeline

Vice President with Kinder Morgan Allen Fore discusses the recent GDOT decision and whats next in the process for the Palmetto Pipeline process.  Video

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State Launches Pilot Program to Grow Logistics Industry Workforce

Staff Report from Savannah CEO
Feb. 2015

The Georgia Department of Economic Development’s Workforce and Center of Innovation for Logistics divisions joined forces with the Coastal Workforce Investment Board and Savannah Technical College to launch the Fast Track Coastal Initiative today. This cooperative training program was designed to prepare students for careers within Georgia’s rapidly growing logistics industry.
“The Fast Track Coastal Initiative is an excellent example of the innovative workforce development efforts taking place across the state,” said Georgia Department of Economic Development Deputy Commissioner for Workforce Ben Hames. “Pilot programs like this one hold real promise and will help foster the highly skilled workforce that Georgia’s growing companies need.”
The 26 students who enrolled in the Fast Track Coastal Initiative will participate in an eight-week course at Savannah Technical College. More than 50 leading warehousing and logistics companies from across the state provided input to establish the curriculum for the program. Following the eight-week course, each student who successfully completes the program will receive a Fast Track Warehousing and Logistics certificate and have the opportunity to participate in at least two job interviews for positions at the participating logistics companies, helping to accelerate their careers in the industry.  READ MORE

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The Georgia Ports Authority expects another record breaking year of growth!

Georgia’s Global Gateway Staged to Grow in 2015

The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) supports Georgia business sectors by fostering international trade via imports and exports through the ports of Savannah and Brunswick. “One of the real strengths of the ports in Georgia is that we have an extremely balanced and broad portfolio,” says Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Curtis Foltz.

Under the oversight of a board of directors, the Georgia Ports Authority is a quasi-state agency – with assets owned by Georgia but operated as a business. As such, it enjoys the latitude to coordinate resources and serve the entire state, as well as the Southeast region, by working closely with other industries such as transportation, agriculture, manufacturing, natural resources and retail. Foltz says, “As a statewide port authority, we have financial goals, productivity goals and service goals. We’re managed like a private company. This model is the envy of this industry in the U.S.”  READ MORE

 

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Video- Savannah economy update

Positive news from the professor of Economics at Armstrong University. Please check out the video. Video

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US Unemployment Rate Drops in October

The U.S. job market grew steadily in October, adding 214,000 jobs, according to government data released Fridaymorning, in the latest sign of a slow but substantial economic recovery.

The unemployment rate also ticked down to 5.8 percent, the lowest level in six years, even as more workers entered the job market.

The latest encouraging numbers keep the nation on pace for its best labor market year since 1999 and stand in noted contrast to a wave of discontent that helped Republicans sweep a round of midterm elections this week. Though wage growth has been sluggish in recent years, Americans — helped by falling oil prices — are seeing their purchasing power rise.  Read More – Washington Post

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New developments on Savannah’s River Street – Video link below

Daniel Cary: Thoughts on New Developments on River Street

 Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

President & CEO of the Historic Savannah Foundation Daniel Carey talks about new hotel developments on River Street, and voices some concern about the preservation of the waterfront relating to size and the scale of the developments.  VIDEO

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