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WHY Effingham?

Effingham County is situated between the Ogeechee and Savannah Rivers just north of Georgia's first City, Savannah. It is this prime location near rail, the Georgia Ports Authority’s containerized and break bulk terminals at the Port of Savannah, and Interstates 95 and 16 that make Effingham County, Georgia a logistical dream come true. There are multiple sites available that feature ideal strategic locations for industries that seek to be in a fast growing region of the United States. Effingham County features sites ranging from a few acres to mega sites. We are developing nearly 4,500 acres in the Savannah market for short and long range industrial growth.

Connectivity to rapidly growing markets and the major metropolitan areas of the Southeast is a key feature of our strategic location. The Savannah area anchors the triangle between growth markets in Miami, Atlanta and Charleston. 

Effingham County boasts one of the fastest growth rates in Georgia, and it’s no wonder. Effingham County offers the benefits of life near the vibrant city of Savannah while also enjoying its own outstanding characteristics:

  • Visionary and progressive leadership
  • Home town atmosphere and friendly residents
  • Endless outdoor and recreational pursuits
  • Climate that encourages year-round enjoyment of the area
  • And so much more!

We invite you to explore Effingham County’s many attributes here on our website, then call us at the Effingham County Industrial Development Authority to discuss how your business can thrive here: 912.754.3301.


Essential market features are an excellent higher education system including Georgia Southern University, University of Georgia, Georgia Tech’s Savannah Campus, Armstrong Atlantic State University and other world class institutions, as well as major regional military bases including King’s Bay Naval Base, Fort Stewart Army Base, and Hunter Army Airfield. These are all factors adding to a highly skilled area workforce.

The Georgia Ports Authority’s Garden City Terminal offers the fastest growing container handling facility on the east and gulf coasts of the U.S. It is also the fourth largest port in the U.S.

The Effingham County Industrial Development Authority offers customized mapping, demographics, labor information and other services upon request. Feel free to call us at 912.754.3301.

Rob Shaw - Georgia Pacific At Georgia-Pacific’s Savannah River Mill, we’ve been a proud member of the Effingham County community since 1986. As Effingham’s largest private employer, we’ve found that the quality of life, excellent school system and strong sense of community make Effingham County a great place for our team members to work, play and live.”