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Georgia’s deepwater ports and inland barge terminals support more than 369,000 jobs throughout the state annually and contribute $20.4 billion in income, $84.1 billion in sales and $1.3 billion in state and local taxes to Georgia’s economy.

Additionally, Georgia is the #1 state in rail and highway accessibility. (Area Development)

Trade stats:

Georgia’s export shipments of merchandise in 2015 totaled $38.5 billion

Georgia is the
12th-largest export state in the U.S.

Georgia’s top 5 export markets are Canada, Mexico, China, U.K., and Germany

Georgia has the
largest intermodal hub
in the SouthEast

Georgia has 5,000 miles of rail across the state

Savannah has been the fastest-growing container port in the U.S. for the past 10 years and is a major reason
Georgia now ranks number 2 nationally in exports

Exporters can ship to
any country on the globe
by direct or transshipment

Approximately 20 percent of Home Depot’s imports enter through the Port of Savannah

Savannah moves more than 16 percent of the East Coast’s overseas container cargo
and is one of the few ports in the U.S. with
two Class 1 railroad
facilities on-terminal.

Savannah serves more than 100 lines of steamships, has convenient intermodal connections, state-of-the-art cargo-handling equipment, and value-added services.

Hartsfield-Jackson’s three cargo complexes move
650,000-plus tons
of cargo annually.
The adjacent 250-acre Georgia Foreign Trade Zone site accelerates movement of goods from port, which lowers duties and processing fees for companies.