It’s called the Savannah Logistics Technology Corridor and Friday, local and state leaders along with some members of a task force met to mark the oficial formation.
It’s considered a new way to bring better paying jobs to Savannah. The vision is a business park of sorts along Interstate 95 and 16 where high tech companies will locate. The plan is to sell logistics in terms of new high tech programs and software because of the proximity of the port of Savannah (which moves products in and out.)
State legislators had to vote on cities that would receive the corridor designation and at first, Savannah wasn’t even on the list for consideration That’s when a local task force, spearheaded by Keith Fletcher of Speros stepped in. The task force lobbied state lawmakers to not only consider the merits of the Hostess City but to ultimately pick Savannah (along with Augusta) as one of two new corridor designations in the state.
In July and August, a series of roundtable discussions will be held to find out what local groups think about the idea of bring more high tech industry here.