Savannah becomes official state stop for logistics technology corridor

SAVANNAH, GA — June 26, 2018 — Friday civic leaders gathered at Savannah City Hall to commemorate the city’s official designation as a logistics technology corridor.

(R-L) Rep. Ron Stephens, Sen. Ben Watson,  Mayor Eddie DeLoach, Keith  Fletcher, COO, Speros

(R-L) Rep. Ron Stephens, Sen. Ben Watson, Mayor Eddie DeLoach, Keith Fletcher, COO, Speros

The designation creates a geographically defined area along I-16 and I-95, where businesses can locate and be close enough to each other to encourage collaboration and innovation. It also creates a zone where tax incentives and other benefits can be used to attract businesses.

State officials attending included Georgia state Sen. P.K. Martin (R-9) of Gwinnett County, who headed the study committee, with state Sen. Ben Watson and state Rep. Ron Stephens.

According to Savannah Now, advantages for the area include the Georgia Ports Authority, Georgia Tech, Gulfstream and the quality of life. Task force members include Russ Clark with Georgia Tech, Manuel Dominguez with the City of Savannah, Jennifer Bonnett with SEDA, Emily Butler with Georgia Tech, Diana McKenzie with Hunter Maclean, William Lynch with BB&T, Heather Maxfield with TAG, Clinton Edminster and Coco Papy with Creative Coast, Bill Stankiewicz with APICS, Chris McCorkendale with Hargray, and Theresa Atkins with Georgia Tech.

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