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FEATURE: UGA Study: Georgia Ports Supports More Than 439,000 Jobs

Category: Ports & Transportation

ONE IN 11 PEACH STATE JOBS – ACROSS ALL REGIONS – RELATED TO SAVANNAH, BRUNSWICK PORTS

Brunswick Business Journal Staff Report

March 26, 2018– Georgia’s ports support 439,220 full- and part-time jobs across the state, according to a study released by the Selig Center for Economic Growth at UGA’s Terry College of Business. 

The Georgia Ports Authority board reviewed the study’s findings at its meeting Monday. The latest figure is based on Fiscal Year 2017 impacts, and represents an increase of 70,000 jobs (up 19 percent) compared to the previous report covering FY2014. Georgia ports now account for 9 percent of total state employment, or one out of 11 jobs. Personal income derived from port-supported jobs totaled $25 billion statewide in FY2017. 

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