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Local Board of Directors Announces 2022-23 Leadership
June 23, 2022
- SAVANNAH, Ga. – Savannah Technical College’s local Board of Directors announced changes to board leadership this week. James Williams, who was formerly Vice Chairman, completed his service to the board after nine years. The board voted to approve new leadership for the upcoming fiscal year with Donald Lovette...

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Leadership Southeast Georgia Class Hears Regional Economic Development Talk
June 6, 2022
- BRYAN COUNTY — Leadership Southeast Georgia, a professional develop- ment and leadership program throughout 10 coastal counties, continued its 2022 pro- gramming in Bryan and Effingham counties. LSEGA is a five-month course of ongoing personal and professional growth to build connections and learn collaboration skills that empower the participants to improve the...

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High-end Furniture Company Serena & Lily to Create 75 Jobs at New Distribution Facility in Rincon
February 24, 2022
- Atlanta, GA – During his remarks today at the Savannah State of the Port, Governor Brian P. Kemp announced that Serena & Lily, a high-end furniture company, will create 75 jobs as they locate their first East Coast operation in a 1.2-million-square-foot distribution facility in Effingham County. "Our unmatched logistics infrastructure...

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Leading Knitting and Craft Yarn Company Lion Brand Yarn to Open State-of-the-Art Distribution Center in Savannah
January 13, 2022
- SAVANNAH, GA – The Broe Group’s Savannah Gateway Industrial Hub (SGIH) announced the addition of its newest tenant in the 2,600-acre industrial park. Lion Brand Yarn’s new 314,000 SF, build-to-suit Savannah facility will be a state-of-the-art distribution center enabling product distribution to major retailers and consumers across...

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Hood Achieves Certified Economic Developer Designation from the International Economic Development Council
November 30, 2021
- Atlanta, Ga. — Jessica Hood, Vice President of the Effingham County Industrial Development Authority, earned the designation of Certified Economic Developer (CEcD), a national recognition that denotes a mastery of skills in economic development, professional attainment, and a commitment to personal and professional growth. The CEcD exam was administered by...

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Cannondale to Double Georgia Workforce, Open State-of-the-Art Assembly Facility in Effingham County
October 27, 2021
- Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that bicycle company Cannondale, a premium brand of Dorel Industries, Inc. will open a new state-of-the-art U.S. assembly facility in Effingham County. This expansion in Georgia will bring 60 jobs to Effingham County, doubling the company’s current workforce in...

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Effingham Business Owner Talks Automation to Savannah Area Industrial Employers
September 25, 2021
- Rob Lanham, founder of Silver Lake Automation in Rincon, GA, shares the importance of automation and robotics with area industrial employers and educators at an event hosted at World Trade Center Savannah last week. World Trade Center Savannah, in partnership with the Effingham County Industrial Development Authority (ECIDA), hosted a...

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IDA Adds ‘Industrious’ Conarton
August 24, 2021
- RINCON — During her first few days as an employee of the Effingham County Industrial Development Authority (IDA), Alex Conarton’s “industriousness” was limited mostly to packing and moving boxes. Three months later, however, she is progressing toward becoming the economic mover and shaker that wants to...

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Broe Group’s Savannah Gateway Industrial Hub Unveils Import Distribution Facility
June 29, 2021
- SAVANNAH —The Broe Group's Savannah Gateway Industrial Hub (SGIH) has completed delivery of a new 388,400 square foot import distribution space to serve the park's second tenant.  The new facility, operated by Ryder Logistics on behalf of a leading consumer products brand, joins A&R Logistics'...

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Effingham County Seniors Complete Inaugural Workforce PhD Program at Effingham College & Career Academy
May 21, 2021
- Several Effingham County seniors seized the opportunity to prepare themselves for the workforce following their graduation in May. The Effingham College and Career Academy (ECCA) worked in partnership with the Effingham County Industrial Development Authority (ECIDA), Savannah Technical College, and area industries to execute the very first Workforce PhD program...

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