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M. Ann Levett, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools

Savannah-Chatham Co.
Public School System

208 Bull Street
Savannah, GA 31401
(912) 395-5600


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Manufacturing

The Goods Producing segments provide a solid base for the Savannah-Chatham industry mix. Data from the Georgia Department of Labor, updated June 4, 2010, shows that the 922 Goods-Producing establishments employed over 18,000 people, in which the Construction and Manufacturing industries encompass the highest number of establishments.  685 establishments in the Construction industry employ over 5,900 people, while the 219 establishments in the Manufacturing industry employ over 11,000 people.

Images of workers manufacturing a Gulfstream jet and an engineer working on a roads project

The largest area of employment falls to the Service Providing segment where over 92,000 people are employed.  Within this segment the Retail Trade and Food Service industries make up the highest number of establishments.  1,189 establishments in the Retail Trade industry employ over 14,000 people, while the 816 establishments in the Food Service industry employ over 16,000 people.  It is important to note that while the amount of establishments in the Health Care industry is less than that of Retail Trade and Food Service, it employs the most  in this segment with 16,978 people employed at over 666 establishments.

TOP 10 MANUFACTURING EMPLOYERS

COMPANY

COUNTY

EMPLOYEES

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.

Chatham

5,000

Georgia-Pacific Corp.

Effingham

1,420

International Paper

Chatham

970

Great Dane Trailers

Chatham

675

Derst Baking Co.

Chatham

434

Imperial Sugar

Chatham

400

JCB Inc.

Chatham

400

R.B. Baker

Chatham

314

Savannah Morning News

Chatham

380

Tronox Pigments

Chatham

300

Source: Phone calls to companies, November 2005

 
Industry
As a whole, more than 7,700 establishments operate in the Savannah-Chatham area.
 (Georgia Dept. of Labor).

TOP 10 MAJOR EMPLOYERS (NON-MANUFACTURING)

COMPANY

EMPLOYEES

Memorial Health

5,351

St. Joseph’s/Candler

3,300

Wal-Mart

2,182

Kroger

1,200

The Home Depot

776

Goodwill Industries

450

Sitel

500

Goodwill Industries

450

Southcoast Medical Group

423

The Landings

400

EDUCATION / GOVERNMENT / PUBLIC SERVICE EMPLOYERS

COMPANY / ORGANIZATION

EMPLOYEES

Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools

4,600

Ft. Stewart/Hunter Army Airfield

3,200

City of Savannah

2,500

Chatham County

1,356

Savannah College of Art & Design

1,457

Armstrong Atlantic State University

1,277

Georgia Ports Authority

860

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

598

Savannah State University

450

Source: Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce 2005

 


Thomas B. Lockamy, Jr. Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
208 Bull Street
Savannah, GA 31401
Phone: (912) 395-5600