Savannah is Georgia’s oldest city and attracts millions of visitors to its cobblestone streets, parks, and notable historic buildings. The region lies on the Savannah River located in the Southeast section of the state and is Georgia’s third largest metropolitan area with approximately 874,000 residents in a 14 county region.
Savannah’s status as a global seaport and its world renowned historic architecture often overshadows its history for disruptive innovation. As the birthplace of the cotton gin to the first steam ship to cross the Atlantic Ocean, Savannah has long been at the center of innovation throughout its history.
Today, the region is home to a number of technology and “tech-enabled” companies, colleges, government facilities and startups in industries such as Aerospace, Advanced Manufacturing, Logistics Technology, Health IT, Digital Media and Entertainment Tech and more.
Did you know…
- Savannah boasts more than 400 creative and knowledge-based businesses and is ranked among the “Top Ten Southern Markets for Fostering Technology” by Southern Business & Development magazine.
- Savannah’s deepwater port are the 4th busiest in the nation and contributes to a growing market for 11,000 logistics service providers and over 400 logistics-related technology companies in the state.
- Savannah’s advanced manufacturing base includes 245 manufacturers, employing 15,000. Aerospace is among the top tech occupations in Savannah with an estimated 900+ positions.
- Savannah cultivates a Digital/Interactive Media, Health IT, and Logistics technology workforce from over 50,000 students via 19 colleges and universities.