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					                                 Savannah/Chatham County Data Center

                                         provided by the
                             Savannah Economic Development Authority
                                      Second Quarter 2008




Demographics & Population
                                                1-1 Population
                                                1-2 Households
                                                1-3 Educational Attainment
Labor Force
                                                2-1 Labor Force
                                                2-2 Payroll-Salary
                                                2-3 Labor Relations
Leading Employers
                                                3-1   Leading Employers
                                                3-2   International Employers
                                                3-3   Fortune 500 Companies
                                                3-4   Headquarters Companies
Education
                                                4-1 Prekindergarten - 12th Grade
                                                4-2 Higher Education: Technical Colleges
                                                4-3 Higher Education: 4-Year Degree
Transportation
                                                5-1   Port
                                                5-2   Airport
                                                5-3   Rail
                                                5-4   Ground
Taxes & Incentives
                                                6-1   Income Taxes
                                                6-2   Sales Taxes
                                                6-3   Property Taxes
                                                6-4   Workers Comp & Unemployment Insurance
Real Estate
                                                7-1 Real Estate
Utilities & Telecommunications
                                                8-1 Water-Sewer
                                                8-2 Electric-Natural Gas
                                                8-3 Telecommunications
Quality of Life
                                                9-1   Housing
                                                9-2   Cost of Living
                                                9-3   Climate
                                                9-4   Healthcare
                                                9-5   Sports & Recreation
9-6 Arts & Culture
SAVANNAH MSA
DEMOGRAPHIC CHARACTERISTICS- SAVANNAH MSA

POPULATION
                                                                             % Change
POPULATION AND GROWTH RATES                       2000          2006 Est.    2000-2006    2010 Projected*

Savannah MSA                                       293,000         320,013           9%            332,388
Georgia                                          8,186,453       9,363,941          14%          9,864,970
United States                                  281,421,906     299,398,484           6%        308,936,000
Source: GA Dept of Labor, Area Labor Profile: U.S. Census Bureau, *Governor's Office of Planning and Budget



POPULATION BY AGE GROUP
                                                  1990            2000      2006 Est. 2011 Projection
    0 - 19                                           78,293          85,409    89,718          92,171
   20 - 34                                           64,986          64,322    69,181          70,069
   35 - 54                                           62,705          83,916    85,889          88,134
   55 - 74                                           40,145          43,335    49,971          58,912
   75 - Older                                        11,935          16,018    17,341          18,316
U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 2006




POPULATION AGE DISTRIBUTION
                                                  1990            2000     2006 Est. 2011 Projection
   0 - 19                                            30.0%           29.2%    28.7%           28.1%
   20 - 34                                           25.2%           22.0%    22.2%           21.4%
   35 - 54                                           24.3%           28.6%    27.5%           26.9%
   55 - 74                                           15.6%           14.8%    16.0%           18.0%
   75 - Older                                         4.6%            5.5%      5.6%            5.6%
U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 2006
% Change
2000-2010

     13.4
      20.5
       9.8
SAVANNAH MSA
POPULATION AND DEMOGRAPHICS

HOUSEHOLDS
                                       1990          2000        2006 Est.   2011 Projection
   Number                                 94,941       111,105       115,250        118,349
   Median Household Income               $27,043       $39,671       $45,092        $49,482
   Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 2006

HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION- MSA LEVEL
                                           2000 Percent 2000 2006 Estimate Percent 2006
Total households                        111,080                          124,109       n/a
Under $35,000                             49600          44.6%            51,620    41.6%
$35,000 to $49,999                        18638          16.8%            18,286    14.7%
$50,000 to $74,999                        20385          18.4%            22,747    18.3%
$75,000 - Above                           22457          20.2%            31,456    25.4%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, ACS 2006. Income is in 2006 inflation-adjusted dollars
SAVANNAH MSA
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
                                         2006
                                       Estimate
     Age 25+ Population                 204,738

     Grade K - 8                          5.0%
     Grade 9 - 12                        12.6%
     High School Graduate                30.6%
     Some College, No Degree             22.5%
     Associates Degree                    6.3%
     Bachelor's Degree                   15.6%
     Graduate Degree                      7.4%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, ACS 2006
    LABOR FORCE


    SAVANNAH, GA MSA LABOR FORCE STATISTICS
    Civilian Labor Force                                Feb-2000           Feb-2006     Feb-2007      Feb-2008*
    Labor Force                                             143,202           169,738     177,535        179,294
    Employed                                                138,093           163,161     171,419        171,251
    Unemployed                                                 5,109            6,577        6,116         8,043
    Unemployment Rate (%)                                      3.6%             3.9%         3.4%           4.5%
    Source: GA Dept of Labor, Workforce Information & Analysis




    EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY (NONFARM)
    CHATHAM COUNTY
                                                            Feb 2006   Feb 2006 %    Feb 2007   Feb 2007 %
                                                              Total      of Total      Total      of Total
                                                          Employment Employment Employment Employment
             Natural Resources, Mining & Construction             9400           6.1      10000           6.3
             Manufacturing                                       14400           9.4      14400           9.1
             Transportation, Warehousing & Public Utilities       9600           6.2       9800           6.2
               - Wholesale Trade                                  6300           4.1       6700           4.3
               - Retail Trade                                    18700         12.2       18500         11.8
             Information                                          1900           1.2       1900           1.2
             Financial Activities                                 6300           4.1       6200         3.95
             Professional and Business Services                  18200         11.8       18600         11.9
             Educational and Health Services                     20700         13.5       21000         13.4
             Leisure and Hospitality                             18700         12.2       19700         12.6
             Other Services                                       7700             5       8300           5.3
             Government                                          21800         14.2       21700         13.8
                                     Total Employment          153700                   156800
    Source: GA Dept of Labor, Workforce Information & Analysis




    EMPLOYMENT BY OCCUPATION
    CHATHAM COUNTY
                                                                2000
              Management, Business, Financial Workers             10,504
              Scinece, Engineering, Computer Professionals         3,224
              Technician                                           2,687
              Sales Workers                                       14,393
              Administrative Support Workers                      16,083
              Service                                             15,529
              Production Operative Workers                         5,680
              Healthcare Practitioner Professionals                4,384
              Installation, Maintenance & Repair                   5,660
              Transportation& Material Moving                      5,068
              Laborers/Handlers                                    4,868
              Construction and Extractive Craft                    5,335
              Protective Service                                   1,978
              Source: U.S. Census Bureau, decennial




    MILITARY PRESENCE
    Name of Installation                                       Civilian     Military    Annual # of # of Military
                                                             Employment    Personnel     Military   Dependents
                                                                                        Discharged
    Fort Stewart                                                   2,608       15,744         7,991    23,714
    Hunter Army Airfield (Savannah)                                  580        5,454                   4,904
                                               Total               3,188       21,198                  28,618
Source: Fort Stewart/HAAF Command Data Summary 2006




    MISCELLANEOUS
    Employed Residents Working in 2000                       Number (#)    Percent of
                                                                             Total
    Commuters out of Chatham County (2000)                         6,217         5.9%

    Net Migration                                                   2006 2000-2006 Cumulative
    Chatham County                                                 1,291        -1,132
    MSA                                                            3,845        13148

    Commute Times                                            Number (#)    Percent of
                                                                             Total
              Less than 15 Minutes                                29,646          29%
              15 - 29 Minutes                                     45,367        52.5%
              Over 30 Minutes                                     27,203          27%

    Labor Participation Rate                                     Number    Percent of
                                                                             Total
              Male                                               107,000        47.6%
              Female                                             117,560        52.4%
                                                    Total        224,560
    Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2000 Census
WAGE STATISTICS

SALARY/PAYROLL BY INDUSTRY


                                     Number of Number of    Percent    Average Weekly
                                       Firms    Employees Employment       Wage
Wholesale Trade                             418     5,916        3.87          $1,244
Utilities                                    15       569        0.37          $1,214
Professional, Scientific/tech Svcs          786     5,684        3.72          $1,169
Manufacturing                               267    14,810        9.69          $1,119
Management: Companies/enterprises            47     1,756        1.15          $1,056
Finance and Insurance                       530     4,041        2.64            $917
Health Care and Social Services             734    19,205       12.57            $887
Public Administration                       127     9,179        6.01            $815
Information                                 109     2,101        1.37            $814
Transportation and Warehousing              453    10,199        6.67            $801
Construction                                968     9,474          6.2           $799
Educational Services                         92    12,940        8.47            $693
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing          451     2,161        1.41            $654
Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing              38       182        0.12            $583
Other Services (except Government)          771     5,129        3.36            $506
Retail Trade                              1,340    17,882        11.7            $447
Administrative and Waste Services           527    11,761          7.7           $446
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation          112     1,715        1.12            $384
Accomodation and Food Services              861    18,130       11.86            $269
Total                                     8,769   153,117                        $728
13 LABOR RELATIONS

UNIONIZATION
% of Manufacturing Organized   3.1%
# of Manufacturers Organized      7
Participation rate               6%

SEDA, 2007
TABLE 3
LEADING EMPLOYERS
CHATHAM COUNTY

MANUFACTURING EMPLOYERS
                                                          Product/Service                Employment    Union Affiliation
Gulfstream Aerospace                  Jet aircraft/aerospace equip.                           5,000   none
Georgia-Pacific Savannah River Mill   Paper products                                          1,420   none
International Paper                   Paper products, chemicals, corrugated containers        1,140   IBEW, IAM,
                                                                                                      USW, Pipefitters,
                                                                                                      Boilermakers
Great Dane Trailers                 Refrigerated trailers                                       675   (45%)
                                                                                                      none
Imperial Sugar                      Refined sugar                                               400   none
JCB Americas                        Construction equipment                                      400   none
Savannah Morning News               Newspaper publishing/printing                               380   none
Derst Baking Company                Bread, rolls, cakes                                         320   none
Tronox                              Titanium dioxide pigments                                   300   IAM (62%)
Brasseler USA                       Dental instruments                                          265   none
Roger Wood Foods, Inc.              Sausages, smoked meats                                      233   none
Weyerhaeuser                        Bleached pulp                                               200   none
EMD Chemicals                       Color pigments                                              169   none
Source: GA Dept of Labor, Fourth Quarter 2006

DISTRIBUTION EMPLOYERS
                                     Product/Service                                     Employment
The Home Depot                       Home improvement supplies                                  550
APS/Schneider                        Warehousing, distirbution, export packaging                500
Colonial Chemical Solutions          Petroleum distribution                                     350
Peeples Internatioinal               Logistics, marine terminal operations                      271
CitiTrends                           W&D for apparel                                            220
CalCartage                           Warehousing for K-Mart                                     200
Coca-Cola Bottling Company United Soft drink/water bottling warehouse                           200
Target                               Assundry import center                                     200
Pepsi Cola Bottling Company          carbonated drink warehouse                                 165
Oneida Ltd                           Tableware distribution                                     150
IKEA                                 Furniture distribution                                     150
Dollar Tree Stores                   Assundry product distribution                              142
Chatham Steel Corporation            Steel service center                                       110
Bo-Mark Transport                    Bonded warehousing/trucking                                102
Liberty Terminals                    Terminal warehousing                                       100
ICON Health & Fitness                Fitness equipment assembly/Distribution                    100
Source: GA Dept of Labor, 4th Quarter 2006




NON-MANUFACTURING EMPLOYERS
                                                       Product/Service                   Employment
Memorial Health University Medical Hospital                                                   4,989
Center
St. Joseph's/Candler Health System Hospital                                                   3,323
Wal*Mart                           Retail                                                     2,951
Kroger                             Retail food                                                1,070
The Home Depot                     Retail, home and garden                                      948
Sitel Corporation                  Call Center                                                  298
Goodwill Industries                Adult vocational rehabilitation                              524
CSX                                Railroad line                                                450
SouthCoast Medical Group           Medical care                                                 412
Georgia Power Company- Coastal     Electric utility                                             517
Region
Publix                             Retail food                                                  484
AirTran Airways                    Airline reservations                                         315
The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf    Hotel                                                        300
Resort/Spa
SunTrust Bank                      Bank                                                         320
VeriSign                           Point of sale/inventory software                             285
AT&T                               Telephone utility                                            230
Hyatt Regency Savannah             Retail                                                       226
Source: Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce, 2007



GOVERNMENT & EDUCATION EMPLOYERS
                                                       Product/Service                   Employment
                                    Public
Savannah-Chatham County Board of Educationschools                                             4,781
Ft. Stewart/Hunter Army Airfield    Military/Civilian personnel                               3,200
City of Savannah                    Government                                                2,500
Chatham County                      Government                                                1,356
Savannah College of Art & Design    Education                                                 1,457
Armstrong Atlantic State University Education                                                 1,277
Georgia Port Authority              Ship terminal operation                                     860
US Army Corps of Engineers          Civil engineers                                             598
Savannah State University           Education                                                   450
Source: GA Dept. of Labor, Fourth Quarter 2006
INTERNATIONAL EMPLOYERS
CHATHAM COUNTY
                                Country                            Description
Air Liquid American Corp.       France        Industrial Gas- Manufacturer
BASF                            Germany       Chemical- Manufacturer
Doncasters                      Dubai         Misc. Materials- Manufacturer
Douglas Brothers of Georgia     Canada        Fabricated Structural Metal Manufacturer
Evergreen International (USA)   Taiwan        Industrial Supplies- Cargo & Freight Containers
Fuji Vegetable Oil Co.          Japan         Vegetable Oil Manufacturer
Nippon Express USA, Inc.        Japan         Freight Forwarding
Noritake Co., Inc.              Japan         Warehousing & Storage
IKEA                            Sweden        Commodity & Merchandise- Warehousing
Jet Aviation Group              Switzerland   Aircraft maintenance and refurbishment
Kerry Proteins & Nutritionals   Ireland       Co-packing of aeseptic products
JCB, Inc.                       UK            Excavating Equipment- Manufacturer
Movsovitz of Georgia            UK            Fresh produce wholesaler
Lummus Corporation              Switzerland   Cotton Ginning Equipment- Manufacturer
Maersk Sealand                  Denmark       Public Finance Activities
Vopak                           Netherlands   Bulk liquid storage and shipment
EMD Chemicals                   Germany       Chemical- Manufacturer
Source: SEDA, 2008
FORTUNE 500 COMPANIES
CHATHAM COUNTY
                                        Product/Service
CSC                             no data
Coca-Cola                       Soft Drinks, Wholesale
Comcast                         Television- Cable
Cummins Engine                  Engines-Diesel, Wholesale
Dollar General                  General Merchandise Stores
El Paso Energy                  Natural Gas Distribution
General Dynamics (Gulfstream)   Aircraft- Manufacturers
Hormel Foods                    Misc Food Manufacturing
International Paper             Paper- Manufacturers
Lowe’s                          Building Materials, Wholesale
Owens-Corning                   Roofing Materials
Pepsi Bottling                  Soft Drinks, Wholesale
Southern Company                Electric Power Distribution
Target Corporation              Merchandise, Distribution
The Home Depot                  Building Materials, Wholesale
Waste Management                Waste Collection
Wellpoint                       Medicare billing processing
Weyerhaeuser                    Paper- Manufacturers
SEDA, ReferenceUSA, 2007
HEADQUARTERS
CHATHAM COUNTY

Headquarters (100+ Employees)
                                            Employment
Allen-Orton                                         100
Brasseler USA, Inc.                                 243
Chatham Steel Corporation                           145
Citi Trends Fashion                                 300
Colonial Chemical Solutions                         285
Georgia Ports Authority                             741
Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire           500
Great Dane Trailers                                 545
Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation                  5,400
Lummus Corporation                                  183
Memorial Health University Medical Center         4,989
Morris Multimedia                                   100
Roger Wood Foods, Inc.                              233
TICO/Terminal Services                              100
Worldwide Bomark                                    102
Source: SEDA, 2nd quarter 2008
K-12 EDUCATION
SAVANNAH MSA


   PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS
                                                                    Savannah-Chatham County District
   Total School Enrollment                                                                  33,340
   Elementary School Enrollment                                                             17,328
   Secondary School Enrollment                                                              16,955
   Spending per Student
      Total                                                                               $8,323.84
      Instructional                                                                       $5,529.17
   Student Per Teacher                                                                           13
      % of Students Taking the ACT                                                             23.9
      Average Score of ACT (1-36)                                                              17.7
      % of Students Taking the SAT                                                             47.3
      Average Score of SAT                                                                      934
   Source: GA State Dept of Education, 2007




GEORGIA HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION
TEST
                                                      Savannah-Chatham County District
  % of Students Passing on First Attempt
      English/Lang. Arts                                             95%
      Mathematics                                                    91%
      Social Studies                                                 83%
      Science                                                        62%
Source: GA DOE, The Governor's Office of Student Achievement 2007




PRIVATE SCHOOLS

   Elementary School Enrollment
       # of Schools                                                  29
       Total Enrollment                                      Approximately 4,000
   Secondary School Enrollment
       # of Schools                                                  24
       Total Enrollment                                      Approximately 4,300
Source: Individual Schools



ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOL SPECIALTY PROGRAMS (FORMERLY MAGNET SCHOOLS)
Name                             Specialties
Bartow Elementary                        Math, Technology, & Design, Advanced Learning
Butler Elementary                        MicroSociety Academy (Economics, Entrepreneurships, and Manufacturing)
Gadsden Elementary                       Visual and Performing Arts Academy
Spencer Elementary                       Children's Engineering Academy
Thunderbolt Elementary                   Marine Science Academy
Bloomingdale                             Visual and Performing Arts Academy
Charles Ellis Montessori Academy         Spanish, writing, technology
Heard Elementary                         Advanced Learning Academy
Islands Elementary                       American History Specialty School
Marshpoint                               International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme
J.G. Smith                               Traditional/Latin Academy
Coastal Middle School                    Prospective MYP International Baccalaureate Programme
Shuman                                   Visual and Performing Arts/Communications Technology Academy
Mercer                                   Renzulli Schoolwide Enrichment Program
DeRenne                                  Honors Program
Savannah Chatham Public School System 2008, SCPSS Schools listed only.

CAREER TRAINING/VO TECH
                                         High School students pursue Associate's degree or 2 years
Early College Program                    towards Bachelor's degree
Savannah Corporate Academy               Non-traditional, career development, grades 9-12
                                         Career and personal counseling and support services for
TAPP                                     teen mothers
                                         Non-traditional, grades 10-12, partnerships with community
                                         businesses in Architecture, Construction, and
                                         Transportation; Business and Computer Science;
                                         Engineering and Technology; Healthcare Science; Family
                                         and Consumer Science; Government and public Safety;
Woodville-Tompkins Institute             Marketing, Sales, and Services
Savannah Chatham Public School System 2008, SCPSS schools listed only.


HIGH SCHOOL SPECIALTY PROGRAMS/CAREER/ADVANCED PLACEMENT
                                 Specialties


Beach

Groves


Jenkins                                    Honors Program for Academic Excellence


Johnson                                    International Baccalaureate Academy


Savannah Arts Academy                      Visual and Performing Arts
Savannah High



Windsor Forest
Savannah Chatham County Public School System 2008, SCPSS schools listed only.
                       Effingham County District                     Bryan County District
                                        10,329                                     6,208
                                         5,277                                     3,166
                                         5,536                                     3,315

                                       $6,744.07                                $6,490.18
                                       $4,777.75                                $4,568.69
                                              14                                       15
                                            14.4                                     10.2
                                            18.6                                     22.1
                                            56.3                                     66.6
                                             968                                     1008




           Effingham County District               Bryan County District

                     97%                                   96%
                     94%                                   93%
                     86%                                   87%
                     72%                                   78%




Federal Magnet School Funded
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No




Special Programs                                   Accelerated Programs (AP)
CISCO networking academy, Health Professions
program (internships at Memorial and CVS           Calculus, English III, English IV, US History, European
Pharmacy)                                          History, Biology
Dual Track Curriculum- College Prep- Technical     Language, Literature, US History, European History,
Prep, 9th Grade Academy                            Biology, Spanish, German, Calculus A/B

Dual Track Curriculum- College Prep- Technical     English, Literature and Composition, Chemistry, English
Prep                                               Language and Composition, US History, Government
Dual Track Curriculum- College Prep- Technical
Prep, 9th Grade Academy, Fine Arts Program, High
Tech/Engineering Program                           Pre-AP and AP various
100% College Prep Diploma, International Network   Algebra, Calculus, French, Spanish, History,
of Performing and Visual Arts Schools, School of   Literature/Composition, English Language Composition,
Excellence                                         Biology, Chemistry
e-learning online courses, Joint enrollment with
Savannah Technical College and Savannah State
University, vocational programs in travel and
tourism, entrepreneurship, customer service, and
paralegal

Industry certified business classrooms, Post-      Biology, Chemistry, Calculus, English
Secondary options/Joint Enrollment Program at      Language/Composition, English Literature/Composition,
Armstrong Atlantic State University                Spanish, American History, European History
EDUCATION
HIGHER EDUCATION



TECHNICAL COLLEGES
COLLEGE NAME                           Enrollment
Savannah Technical College                   3,967
Ogeechee Technical College                   1,945
Technical College of the Low Country         1,814
HIGHER EDUCATION
4-YEAR DEGREES
COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES
                                                        Enrollment
Armstrong Atlantic State University                            6800
Georgia Southern University                                  16425
Savannah State University                                     3,240
Savannah College of Art and Design                             8500
Georgia Institute of Technology- Savannah                       121
South University                                               3500
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University- Savannah                  286
Center
Saint Leo University                                           529
Columbia College- Hunter Army Airfield                         360
Univeristy of South Carolina- Beaufort                       1,386
Webster University- Hunter Army Airfield                       150
                                                                38
Mercer University- Mercer University School of
Medicine at Memorial Health University Medical Center
University of Phoenix- Savannah                                 38
Brewton-Parker College                                          79

Individual Schools, 2007

Georgia Department of Education (AASU, GSU, SSU)
PORT

PORT OF SAVANNAH (1)
  Nearest Port (Name, City, Miles from Area)           Port of Savannah (Garden City and Ocean Terminals)
  River, Lake or Ocean                                 River
  Channel Depth                                        42' at MLW (expansion to 48' at MLW by 2012)
                                                       King's Island Turning Basin 1,500FT x 1,600FT (457.2 M
                                                       x 487.7 M) and Marsh Island 900FT x 1,000FT (274.3 M
    Turning Basin                                      x 304.8 M)
                                                       Garden City: Containers
                                                       Ocean Terminal: Breakbulk, RoRo, Containers, Heavy-
    General Cargo Facilities                           Lift, Project Cargo
                                                       Port of Savannah ranks as the 4th largest U.S. global
                                                       container port and the largest "single terminal" container
    Containerized Facilities                           operation of its kind in North America.

                                                       Yes, 2.7 million square feet of on-terminal warehousing
                                                       (1.2 million square feet at Garden City Terminal and 1.5
    Storage Facilities                                 million square feet at Ocean Terminal)
    Highways Serving Port                              I-95, I-16, I-516
                                                       CSX and Norfolk Southern (Both Class 1) with ICTF
   Railways Serving Port                               facilities
   # of Freight Forwarders & Import/Export Brokers                                                             73
   # of International Courier Firms Serving Area       5: Fed-Ex, DSL, UPS, Airborne, USPS
Georgia Ports Authority, 2007


CUSTOM PORT OF ENTRY
  Name                                                 Savannah
  Site Location (City & Street Address:                222 West Oglethorpe, Savannah, GA 31401
  Indicate it at a Port, Airport, FTZ, Bridge, etc.)   Port of Savannah
  Georgia Ports Authority, 2007


WAREHOUSES
  # of Bonded Warehouses in the Area                                                                            5
  # of Public Warehouses in the Area                                                                           32
  Georgia Ports Authority, 2007 and SEDA, 2007

FOREIGN TRADE ZONE
  Designation                                          Savannah Foreign Trade Zone 104
   Number                                                                                    104
                                         Savannah Hilton Head International Airport (50,000 SF
                                         warehouse) and 9 subzones throughout Chatham County
   Site/Location                         and surrounding counties.
   # of Acres                            7,000 Total (Chatham and surrounding counties)
   Operator                              Savannah Airport Commission
Savannah Airport Commission, FTZ, 2007
AIRPORT

COMMERCIAL AIRPORT
  Name
  Hub Status
  Distance from the Community in Miles
  # of Runways
  Runway Lengths
  Carriers (Names) Serving Airport

        Passenger
        Charter
        Air Cargo




   Approved Capital Expansion Plan


   Approved New Service by Carrier (with Carrier & Start Date)
   # of Days Closed to Inclement Weather for the Last 3 Years
   Total # of Daily Non-Stops to All Cities Served
   Source: Savannah Airport Commission, 2008

DIRECT FLIGHTS
Atlanta
Boston
Charlotte
Chicago- O'Hare
Cincinnati
Cleveland
Dallas/Ft. Worth
Detroit
Houston
Memphis
Miami
New York City- La Guardia
New York City- Newark
Philadelphia
Pittsburgh
Washington DC- Dulles
Washington DC- Reagan
Source: Savannah Airport Commission, April 2008

NEW "PER SEAT, ON-DEMAND" SERVICE
DayJet Corporation added Savannah, Georgia to its DayPort service network in January 2008. DayJet members can fly "Per-Se
jet service to and from more than 45 regional destinations across Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi and South Carolina w
end their travel at Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport (Signature Air FBO). "Per-Seat, On-Demand" jet service is sold b
seat and customized for each passenger's unique time and budget requirements. For more information, visit www.dayjet.com.
Source: DayJet, January 2008, www.dayjet.com
Savannah Hilton Head International Airport

7 Miles NW Savannah, GA
2
9351 ft. and 7002 ft.

AirTran, American Eagle, Continental Express, Delta Connection,
Delta, Northwest Airlink, United Express, US Airways
Signature Flight Support
Signature Flight Support, Delta Air Lines, US Airways

Two major construction expansion projects are underway. First is a new
four-level parking garage, completed October 1, 2007. Secondly, a
terminal expansion adding 5 gates and 10,000 SF of concession space
and was completed August 2007. Further expansion of terminal and
additional runway are included in airport masterplan.
New York LaGuardia (US Airways-June 2007), Philadelphia (US
Airways- July 2007), Miami, FL (American Eagle- December 2007),
Cleveland (Continental- March 2008)
                                                                      0
                                                                    50+


                   Number, Daily nonstop departure
                                                                   16
                                                                    1
                                                                    8
                                                                    4
                                                                    4
                                                                    1
                                                                    2
                                                                    1
                                                                    3
                                                                    3
                                                                    1
                                         2 (2 Sat ONLY, 1 Sun ONLY)
                                                                    3
                                                                    1
                                                 1 (Sat and Sun ONLY)
                                                                    3
                                                 1 (Sat and Sun ONLY)
ervice network in January 2008. DayJet members can fly "Per-Seat, On-Demand"
ss Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi and South Carolina when they begin or
Signature Air FBO). "Per-Seat, On-Demand" jet service is sold by the individual
dget requirements. For more information, visit www.dayjet.com.
GA Ports
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RAIL

RAIL CARRIERS
   Name                              CSX
   Main or Branch Line               Main
   Shortline or National             National
   Route Miles in Georgia                              1,676
   Grade Crossings in Georgia                          2,206

   Name                              Norfolk Southern
   Main or Branch Line               Main
   Shortline or National             National

   Name                              Georgia Central
   Main or Branch Line               Main
   Shortline or National             Shortline
   Annual Freight tonnage                      1,300,000
   Total annual carloads                          15,000
   Primary Connections               CSX in Savannah, Norfolk Southern in Macon

Georgia Railroad Association, 2008
GROUND TRANSPORTATION

MAJOR 2 OR 4-LANE HIGHWAYS
Interstates (4-6 lane)             I-95, I-16, I-516
U.S. Primary (2-4 lane)            17, 17A, 80
Georgia Primary (2-4 lane)         21, 204, 307



DISTANCE TO NEAREST METRO AREAS
                                                       Population   Distance from
METRO AREA                               State         (2006 Est.) Savannah (miles)
Atlanta- Sandy Springs- Marietta         GA              5,138,223              248
Charlotte- Gastonia-Concord             NC-SC            1,583,016              252
Jacksonville                              FL             1,277,997              140
Charleston-North Charleston               SC               603,178              107
Macon                                    GA                229,326              166
Hinesville-Fort Stewart                  GA                 74,023               40


SEDA 2008
TAXES & INCENTIVES
TAXES
INCOME

CORPORATE INCOME TAX                          State                                      Local
  Rate (range)                                                                      6%           0
  Formula (e.g. Sales, Property & Payroll)    Gross Receipts in Georgia
  SEDA 2007


FRANCHISE TAX
                                              State                                      Local
   Rate (range)                               Maximum $5000                                      0
                                              Property + Sales in Georgia / Total
   Formula (e.g. Sales, Property & Payroll)   Property & Sales
   SEDA 2007




PERSONAL INCOME TAX                                           State                      Local
                                              Graduated from 1% of net income to
   Rate (Range)                               6%

       Earned Income                          Paid on $750 - $7000 of earned income
       Unearned Income (e.g. Dividend)
       SEDA 2007



LOCAL OCCUPATION TAX (PAID BY EMPLOYEE)                        Rate                      Basis
  City Residents                                                0
  Non-City Residents                                            0
  SEDA 2007



LOCAL WAGE TAX (PAID BY EMPLOYER)
  City Residents                              Gross Receipts
  Non-City Residents
  SEDA 2007
TAXES & INCENTIVES
TAXES
SALES & USE

SALES/USE TAX RATE
   State                                         4%
   Local                                         3%
   Total                                         7%
SEDA 2007



SALES TAX RATE BY UTILITY
   Electric Power                                7%
   Natural Gas                                   7%
   Fuel Oil                                      7%
   Water                                         0%
   Sewer                                         0%
  Telephone
    Local                                        7%
    Long Distance In State                       0%
    Long Distance Out of State                   0%
SEDA 2007



MACHINERY & EQUIPMENT SUBJECT TO SALES/USE TAX
   Production                                    0%
   Non-Production                                7%
   Pollution Control                             0%
   Office Furniture/Fixtures/Equipment           7%
SEDA 2007



SALES/USE TAX (YES OR NO) ON:
   Office Building Construction Materials        Yes
   Industrial Building Construction Materials    Yes
   Packaging Materials                           No
   Manufacturers' Raw Materials                  No
   Standard Software                             No
   Custom Software                               Yes
SEDA 2007
TAXES & INCENTIVES
TAXES
PROPERTY




2008 REAL PROPERTY TAX RATES                          Savannah            Pooler       Port Wentworth
   City Millage                                                 12.5             4.39              4.498
   County Millage                                            10.537           10.537             10.537
   School Millage                                            13.795           13.795             13.795
   Special District Millage                                        0                0                  0
   Transit District                                             0.82                0 *.82 Transit
   Assessment Ratio (%)                                           40               40                 40
   Effective Rate per $1000                                  $15.16           $11.59 $11.63/$11.96
   * only applicable in some areas of municipality; both effective rates shown
Municipalities, Chatham County 2007




   STATE PROPERTY TAX EFFECTIVE
   RATE PER $1000
   Real Property                                                  0.25
   Personal Property (machinery/equipment)                        0.25
SEDA 2007




SUBJECT TO PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX
  Production Machinery & Equipment                 No
  Non Production Machinery & Equipment             Yes
  Pollution Control Equpment                       No
  Inventory
        Raw Materials                              No
        Work in Progress                           No
        Finished Goods                             No
  Freeport Legislation
                                                   Out of state
         Applicable to Warehousing                 shipments
         Applicable to Manufacturing               yes


                                                   Only if being
                                                   shipped outside
                                                   the county as a
         Goods Stored in a Public Warehouse        final destinaton
   Office Furniture-Fixtures                       Yes
                            For specific
                            high tech
       Computer Equipment   industries
       Workstations         Yes
       Telephones           Yes
       Furniture            Yes
       Company Vehicles     No
       Standard Software    Yes
       Custom Software      No

SEDA 2007
 Garden City      Bloomingdale    Thunderbolt     Tybee Vernonburg Unincorporated
              0               0           6.08      3.738          0          0
        10.537           10.537         10.537     10.537     10.537     10.537
        13.795           13.795         13.795     13.795     13.795     13.795
              0               0               0         0          0      3.475
*.82 Transit                  0               0         0          0 *0.82 Transit
             40              40             40         40         40         40
$9.83/$10.16              $9.83         $12.26     $11.33      $9.83 11.22/$11.55
TAXES & INCENTIVES

WORKERS COMPENSATION & UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE

WORKERS COMPENSATION
                                                         Georgia law requires employers to insure their workers against job-connected accidents.
                                                         This insurance is carried with private companies, unless the employer prefers to be self-
 Average Cost for All Manufacturering per $100 Payroll   insured.
                                                         Self-insured employers must provide proof of financial ability to the State Workers'
 Maximum Weekly Benefit                                  Compensation Board. The Board may require posting of a bond.
                                                         Private insurance companies return about 2% of the premiums received from employers to
                                                         the Board to cover its operating costs. Self-insured employers pay a fee directly to the Board
                                                         to cover operating costs (about 2% of what premiums would have been).
 SEDA 2007




UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE
 Taxable Base                                                                                                                                    $8,500
 Rate %                                                                                                                                           2.70%
    Average Among New Employers                                                                                                                   2.70%
    Maximum Weekly Benefit                                                                                                                         $320
SEDA 2007
REAL ESTATE/PROPERTY/CONTRUCTION COSTS/PERMITTING
UTILITIES

WATER AND SEWER

     WATER AVAILABILITY (COPY)
           Major Source                  66% from ground water; 33% from surface water




     WATER TREATMENT (1)
           Name of Provider                                              City of Savannah                                              City of Garden City                          City of Pooler                       City of Port Wentworth
           Rated Capacity (mgd)                                                 139.61                                                          1.5                                     2.113                                                          1.8
           Average Daily Demand (mgd)                                            65.16                                                          1.1                                     1.637                                                          0.4
           Peak Demand (mgd)                                                      67.6                                                          0.4                                     1.536                                                          0.5
                                         Base: $11.06 plus $.56 per ccf for first 15 ccf and $.74 per ccf for over 15 ccf    Base: $18.87 for first 5 ccf and $14.24 Base $31.50 for the first 5,000 gallons and Base: $52.02 plus $1.85/ccf up to 5 ccf
                                                                                                                             per 100ccf above 5 ccf.                 $2.04 per 1000 gallons for over 5,000       and $2.03/ccf above 5 ccf
              Cost                                                                                                                                                   gallons
                                                                                                                                                                         Meter charge plus $10.00 per 1000
                                                                                                                                                                        gallons of anticipated water use over
            Water Connection Fee                                   $600 per ERU plus meter cost                                               $500                                 8,000 gal/month               $5898 per EUR for both
Chatham County Municipalities 2007




     SEWER TREATMENT (2)
           Name of Provider                                               City of Savannah                                             City of Garden City                          City of Pooler                       City of Port Wentworth
           Rated Capacity (mgd)                                                 36.95                                                            2                                                                                                      2
           Average Daily Demand (mgd)                                            24.7                                                            1                                                                                                    1.4
           Available Capacity (mgd)                                             12.25                                                            1                                                                                                   none
           Cost Large Industrial users   Base: $8.80 plus $1.86 per cff for first 15 ccf and $2.27 per ccf for over 15 ccf   Base: $24.01 to first 5 ccf and $14.24   Base charge $31.50 plus $2.46/ 1000        Base: $65.00 plus $2.88/ccf
                                                                                                                             per 100 ccf over 5 ccf                   gallons up to 5000 gallons and $2.72 per
                                                                                                                                                                      1000 gallons over 5,000 gallons.
            Sewer Connection Fee                                   $400 per ERU plus meter cost                                               $500                                      $500                     $5898 per EUR for both
Chatham County Municipalities, 2007
UTILITIES
ELECTRIC & NATURAL GAS

ELECTRIC POWER (1)
     Name of Company
     Communities Served
     Company-Net Importer or Exporter
     of Power
     State Electric Power Deregulated (yes
     or no, if yes provide date)
Georgia Power Company, 2007




NATURAL GAS (2) (INCLUDE IN COPY)
   Name of Provider




      Average Cost for Industrial Users ($
      per mcf)
      Firm Contract Rates
      Interruptible Service Rates
Atlanta Gas Light, August 2007
                                       Georgia Power
                                 156 of 159 Georgia counties

                                         Net exporter

                                              No




DE IN COPY)
                               Atlanta Gas Light & Gas Marketers
          While Atlanta Gas Light does not provide direct retail service, a typical
          interruptible industrial customer would have paid an average delivered
          (burner tip) price of $7.55/mmBtu over the last year. This is based on an
          average of the last twelve months (Aug 06 - July 07) NYMEX gas
          commodity settlement prices of $7.05/mmBtu, plus what we understand are
          the current market delivery rates, including fuel and surcharges. Please
          note actual gas rates would be negotiated with a marketer sometime prior to
          commencement of service.
                                           Negotiable
                                           Negotiable
UTILITIES

TELECOMMUNICATIONS

TELECOMM PROVIDERS (1)
    # of Local Service Providers                             39
    # of Long Distance Service Providers                      1
    Central Offices of Local Service Providers
        Name                                            City           County    Address
        AT&T                                            Savannah       Chatham   1300 Bull Street
        AT&T                                            Savannah       Chatham   12 Green Island Road
        AT&T                                            Garden City    Chatham   5020 Augusta Road
        AT&T                                            Tybee Island   Chatham   819 Lovell Avenue
        AT&T                                            Savannah       Chatham   11611 White Bluff Road
        AT&T                                            Savannah       Chatham   15 Dogwood Road
        AT&T                                            Savannah       Chatham   906 E. DeRenne Ave.
        AT&T                                            Pooler         Chatham   1726 E. Hwy 80
        ALLTEL
        Coastal Communications
        Comcast                                         Savannah       Chatham 141 Park of Commerce Drive
        G:net
        ITC Deltacom
        NuVox Communications                            Savannah       Chatham 1300 Bull Street
        KMC Telecommunications
        Southern Linc
AT&T, 2007




TELECOMM AVAILABILITY (2)
    Switch Technology is Digital or Analog                 Digital
    Fiber Service Provided                                  Yes
    Monitored Remotely or On-Site                           Both
    ISDN Availability
        ISDN Available from this Switch                     Yes
        ADSL Available from this Switch                     Yes
        Central Office on Self-Healing Fiber Ring           Yes
        Dual Feed from 2 Separate Switching Offices
        Likely Available                                  Available
    Microwave or Hardwire                                 Hardwire
     Dual Fiber Fee from the Central Switching Office
     of the Local Exchange Carrier                          Yes
     Diverse Routing Available                              Yes
     AT&T, 2007
QUALITY OF LIFE
HOUSING- SAVANNAH
MSA

HOUSING MARKET
                                            Historic District       Midtown        Southside Islands Skidaway   West     Chatham
                                                                                                      Island   Chatham County (Other) Bryan   Effingham
                                    Total                                                                                             County County
Homes on the market                 5466                   616                 662       794     923       287      838            51     584        711
New homes on the market              917                    82                  60        98      96        11      286             4     124        156

Percent that are new**               17%                 13%                    9%       12%      10%        4%       34%              8%      21%        22%
Source: Judy Nease Realty,May 2008: Number of Single Family Homes, Condos and Town Homes on the Market
** Less than 2 years old
and never been occupied

DISTRIBUTION OF
HOME SALES
                                             Historic District       Midtown         Southside Islands Skidaway       West     Chatham      Bryan    Effingham
                                      Total                                                                 Island   Chatham County (Other) County County
$60,000 - $89,000                      139                     9                  84        15         2           0        6             5        5         13
$90,000 - $119,000                     296                   12                  127        66       26            0       20             3        8         34
$120,000 - $149,000                    624                   33                  113       139       57            0       96             5       58        123
$150,000 - $249,000                   1736                  121                  182       404      170            2      322            21     199         315
$250,000 - $500,000                   1699                  255                  120       147      301          114      290            15     255         202
Greater than $500,000                  972                  186                   36        23      367          171      104             2       59         24
Source: Judy Nease Realty, May 2008: Number of Single Family Homes, Condos and Town Homes for Sale by Price




AVERAGE PRICE OF
HOMES SOLD (LAST 5
YEARS)                                                                                                                                      % Change
                          Homes Sold     Sales Volume        Average Sales Price
        2004                      5,607       $1,213,122,780               $216,359                                                            14.9
        2005                      6,328       $1,478,804,219               $233,692                                                             8.0
        2006                      6,693       $1,582,666,278               $236,466                                                             1.2
        2007                      5,068       $1,283,430,630               $253,242                                                             7.1
2008 May 1                        1,115          279,680,943              $250,835                                                             -1.0
Source: Judy Nease Realty, Savannah Multi-List Corp, May, 2008
QUALITY OF LIFE
COST OF LIVING INDEX
SAVANNAH, GEORGIA METRO
2007 ANNUAL AVERAGES

SAVANNAH, GA METRO COST OF LIVING INDEX
Composite Index (100%)                94.8
Grocery Items (13%)                   91.7
Housing (28%)                         85.3
Utilities (10%)                      112.4
Transportation (10%)                    94
Health Care (4%)                      95.4
Misc. Goods & Svs. (35%)              98.6
Source: CCER, 2007 Annual Average

NATIONAL COMPARISON
Chattanooga, TN                       89.9
Birmingham, AL                        92.1
Jackson, MS                           93.5
Austin, TX                            94.5
SAVANNAH, GA                          94.8
Atlanta, GA                           96.1
Raleigh, NC                           99.3
Chicago, IL                          110.3
Seattle, WA                            121
Boston, MA                           134.7
Washington, DC                       136.4
San Francisco, CA                    168.5
Source: CCER, 2007 Annual Averages
QUALITY OF LIFE
CLIMATE

   Average Daily Temperature (F)                      Highest Mean    Lowest Mean Average
        July                                              85.9           77.7      82.1
        January                                           62.2           39.1      49.2

                                                     Annual Average
   Rainfall in Inches                                    49.58
   Snowfall in Inches                                      0.6
   Wind Speed in Miles per Hour (Annual Average)           7.6
   Number of Days Sunny or Partly Sunny                    226
   Elevation (Mean Feet Above Sea Level)                 Range          Average
                                                        0' - 117'         18'
Source: University of Georgia, State Climatologist
QUALITY OF LIFE
HEALTHCARE

HOSPITALS
                                                         Type               # of Beds
   Memorial Health University Medical Center           Academic                530
   Saint Joseph's/Candler Health System        Faith-Based/Not-for-Profit      635
Source: Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce, 2007-2008 Relocation Guide
QUALITY OF LIFE
SPORTS & RECREATION

COLLEGE ATHLETICS
SCHOOL                                            Division




Georgia Southern University                       Division I


Savannah State University                         Division II
Armstrong Atlantic State Univ.                    Division II

Source: Individual Schools




PROFESSIONAL ATHLETICS
Savannah Sand Gnats                                                Minor League, Single A
Source: SEDA




RECREATIONAL OUTLETS
Bacon Park                                        golf, softball, tennis, archery, soccer complex,
                                                  weighlifting center, and Memorial Stadium
Charles C. Brooks Sports Complex                  lighted baseball/softball fields and football/soccer fields

Chatham County Aquatic Center                     40,000 SF with 8-lane competition pool, warm-up area,
                                                  spectator area, pro shop
                                                  baseball, soccer, basketball, tennis courts, playgrounds,
                                                  swimming pool, picnic area, lake, fishing
Daffin Park
                                                  30-acres bordering the Historic District with tennis
Forsyth Park                                      courts, playgrounds, fragrant garden, fountain
                                                  75-acres with pavilions, playground, basketball, tennis,
                                                  volleyball, wheelchair fitness courts, dog exercise, trails,
                                                  remote-controlled car track, baseball field, fishing, in-line
                                                  skating, sailing, restrooms and showers
Lake Mayer
Old Savannah-Tybee Railroad Historic and Scenic 6.5 mile walking, jogging and bicycle trail with fitness
Trail                                           stations and picnic tables
                                                500+ acres camp sites, grills, picnic facilities, swimming
Skidaway Island State Park                      pool, nature programs and trails
Source: Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce, Chatham County
            Programs

Baseball, Basketball, Football,
Golf, Soccer, Tennis, Cross-
Country, Softball, Swimming &
Diving, Track & Field, Volleyball
Baseball, Basketball, Football,
Track & Field, Cross-Country,
Tennis, Volleyball
Baseball, Basketball, Golf,
Tennis, Softball, Volleyball




Baseball
QUALITY OF LIFE
ARTS & CULTURE


ANNUAL EVENTS
                                                          Dates
Martin Luther King Day Parade                             January
Savannah Irish Festival                                   February
St. Patrick's Day                                         March
Savannah Music Festival                                   March-April
Annual Tour of Homes and Gardens                          March-April
SCAD International Festival                               May
Savannah Scottish Games                                   May
Tybee Beach Bum Parade                                    May
River Street and Tybee Fireworks                          July
Savannah Greek Festival                                   October
Oktoberfest                                               October
Savannah Film Festival                                    October
Savannah Jazz Fest
Source: Savannah Convention and Visitors Bureau, www.savannahcvb.com

ARTS & CULTURAL PLACES
Museums                                                                 12
Dance Companies                                                          4
Symphony Orchestras                                                     1
Theatre Companies                                                       4
Choirs                                                                  1
Source: Savannah Yellowbook

INTERNATIONAL GROUPS, ASSOCIATIONS &
SOCIETIES (3)
Chinese Benevolent Association
Savannah Council on World Affairs (no specific country)
Filipino American Association of Coastal Georgia
German Heritage Society (Germany)
Indian Association of Savannah
Indonesian Community Heritage Foundation
Islamic Center of Savannah
Italian Society of Savannah
Japan-America Society of Georgia
Joint Chinese and Korean Association
Konichiwa Club
Korean Association of Savannah
L'Alliance de Francaise de Savannah (France)
Latin American Services Organization
Malaysian Association of Georgia
Samoan Church
Savannah Kendo Club (Japanese Martial Arts)
Sri Lanka Group
St. Andrew's Society of Savannah
Tehzeb of Pakistan
Thailand Association of Savannah
The Hibernian Society
The Pulaski Society
Tzu-Chi Foundation
Valdosta Asian Cultural Association, Savannah Chapter
Vietnamese Nationalist Association
Source: Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs

				
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