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Economic Development

Mission Statement

The mission of the Economic Development Department is to facilitate economic development activities that foster a strong local economy, spur business and job growth, and provide for a better quality of life in Savannah.

Department Services

The Economic Development Department's programs and activities are geared toward improving economic opportunities and increasing financial well-being for individuals, families, and small businesses of Savannah. These services include:


January, 2017.  The Economic Development Department launched a monthly newsletter to highlight local businesses, industry news and events, upcoming classes and workshops, and the various resources available through the City any its partners. Please complete the subscription form below to receive communications from the Department. Click here to view previous issues of the newsletter.

December, 2016.  The 2017 Business Climate Survey was distributed with the business tax certificate renewal letter. The results from this survey help generate a comprehensive assessment of the state of small business in Savannah. If you haven't already completed the survey, please click here to complete the survey online. 

Business Climate Survey Trifold

Click the image above to view the 2016 Business Climate Survey Summary.

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