Business Development Partnerships
Savannah is home to a multitude of economic development entities that work cooperatively to assist you with your business needs. A few key partners are listed below, and more can be found in our online Business Resource Directory.
Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce partners with the City to meet business needs by offering business services, relocation assistance, workforce and economic development services.
The mission of the Greater Savannah Black Chamber of Commerce is to empower and educate African-American, other minorities, and women owned businesses in the Savannah Metropolitan and surrounding areas that will foster a thriving and sustainable business environment.
Savannah Economic Development Authority (SEDA) works in unison with the City of Savannah to stimulate the Savannah and regional economy through new investment, business growth and job creation.
Small Business Assistance Corporation (SBAC) is supported by the City of Savannah to provide lending, financial services and technical assistance, and to promote economic growth among small businesses
The Creative Coast (TCC) is supported by the City to cultivate creative and innovative technology-based business endeavors and transform Savannah into a vibrant hub for innovation and technology.
World Trade Center Savannah is a proactive international business and trade development organization that exists to create jobs and attract investment by helping to facilitate foreign direct investment opportunities for the region and helping regional businesses do business internationally, including importing and exporting.
Savannah SCORE is a non-profit organization funded by congressional grants and private donations. SCORE is a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), dedicated to helping the small business community through mentoring, business counseling, workshops, and more.
The UGA Small Business Development Center (SBDC) provides tools, training, and resources to help small businesses grow and succeed.