Savannah, the city with the fastest growing industry in America. That goes hand in hand with a first place when it comes to doing business and that for 6 years in a row, according to Selection Magazine and Area Development. Savannah has a convenient location on the Atlantic Ocean in the southeastern part of the U.S.A.
In the presentation, Mr. Scott Center; Board President WTC Savannah, Ms. Jesse Dillon; Vice President of Business Development at the Savannah Economic Development Authority, Mr. John Petrino; Business Development Director with Georgia Ports Authority and Chairman of WTC Savannah and Mr. Erik Vonk; Owner of Richland Estates and Rum Distilleries gave a comprehensive description of promising sectors combined with doing business in Savannah.
Savannah is one of the cities that was given the opportunity by World Trade Center Leeuwarden to present its city as a promising city for international business.
The city has a large logistics to travel for its 34.6 million inhabitants; 11 metro stations, 8 international airports and 5 major ports on the Atlantic Ocean. The city is also very popular among young people because the city has 18 schools and universities.
Savannah’s economy is kept afloat by its 287 factories, port logistics, healthcare, creative and technical industries, entertainment, military and government, and tourism. The employment combined with the good quality of life due to the many activities, the beautiful surroundings and the many options for starting and experienced entrepreneurs.
As mentioned before the many ports in Savannah, the ports offer entrepreneurs a good transport for products. Paper and cardboard, machinery and equipment and chemicals are the top 3 most exported goods groups to the Netherlands.
Erik Vonk, shares his experience as a Dutch entrepreneur from Savannah, where he started in 1992. Savannah and surroundings gives every entrepreneur a fair chance and offers support from all angles. The cultural differences between the Netherlands and Georgia and Atlanta are very low, due to the mix of old and new values and standards of doing business.
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World Trade Center Leeuwarden supports companies with international ambitions and helps to professionalize export and import by providing knowledge and opening new markets by connecting with potential business partners through its global network.
- Brief introduction by Mr. Evert Jan Schouwstra, WTC Leeuwarden
- Welcome remarks by Mr. Scott Center, Board President WTC Savannah
- Introduction to Savannah’s economy and strategic advantages: Ms. Jesse Dillon, Vice President of Business Development at the Savannah Economic Development Authority
- News from Georgia Ports Authority: Mr. John Petrino, Business Development Director with Georgia Ports Authority and Chairman of WTC Savannah
- Q & A