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Effingham College & Career Academy

The Newest edition to the Effingham Industrial Park’s Technical Training Campus  is the Effingham Career Academy. A 3 million dollar grant was awarded  in 2007 to the School system enabled Effingham County to start the Career Academy. Together with the Effingham Campus of the Savannah Technical College, the Career Academy will continue to be an important factor in the training and education of the Effingham County workforce.

Students are given access to the newest technology, programming and equipment to help prepare them for their future careers. The building itself also uses the newest technologies, boasting a LEED Gold Certification from the United States Green Building Council. At the Effingham Career Academy the students are given every opportunity to excel and become educated future citizens and skilled workers in Effingham County.



Effingham Campus

Located within the Effingham Industrial Park’s Technical Training Campus, the Effingham Campus of the Savannah Technical College offers many opportunities for the residents and workers in Effingham County. The Effingham Campus offers college classes in the fields of Allied Health, Business and Technology, Industrial and Public Services, and General Education.

The Effingham Campus will play an important part in the future economic development of Effingham County. The Savannah Technical College develops programs that are designed to meet the changing needs of the regional economy with the flexibility and creativity necessary to sustain the workforce of the future. Through its commitment to quality, service and responsiveness to its community, Savannah Technical College will remain an integral force in the future growth and development of southeast Georgia.


World Trade Center SavanahWorld Trade Center Savannah

World Trade Center Savannah is a proactive international business and trade development organization created to develop and optimize international networks and opportunities to drive economic growth in the region. World Trade Center Savannah exists to help create jobs and attract investment with three main goals:

  • Help regional business grow internationally
  • Identify more foreign direct investment opportunities for the region
  • Generate revenue to support these activities
  • World Trade Center Savannah is a member of the World Trade Centers Association, a global association of hundreds of World Trade Centers in some 100 countries.

Through the combined networks of  international trade and business development experts, World Trade Center Savannah meets the specific needs of our partners and clients by providing international market research, business matchmaking and connections to valuable public and private resources, as well as through the planning of strategic trade missions, educational programs and networking events. The World Trade Center Savannah was awarded the Grant of Authority for Foreign Trade Zone 104, and stands ready to help companies save money and compete globally.


Georgia Department of Economic Development

The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) is the main sales and marketing arm for the state. Its Global Commerce Division is charged with attracting new business investment, encouraging the expansion of existing industry and small businesses and locating new markets, domestic and foreign, for Georgia products.

If you are interested in doing business with or in Georgia, GDEcD is ready to assist you.



Georgia Power’s SelectGeorgia

Georgia Power is an investor-owned, tax-paying utility that serves 2.35 million customers in all but four of Georgia’s 159 counties. The largest of four electric utilities that make up Southern Company, Georgia Power has been providing electricity to Georgia for more than a century at rates well below the national average.



Georgia Ports Authority

Facilitating global trade through strategic U.S. East Coast gateways, the Georgia Ports Authority is a leader in the operation of modern terminals and in meeting the demands of international business. Georgia’s ports combine industry innovations with proven flexibility to create new opportunities along the entire global logistics pipeline, delivering what the market demands. Because in the world of trade, we’re not just keeping up, we’re setting the pace.

Part of Georgia Ports Authority, the Savannah Harbor is one of the countries largest ports. Located at the base of the Savannah River, on Georgia’s East Coast, the Savannah Harbor is only minutes from Effingham County.



Georgia Quick Start

For more than 40 years, Quick Start has provided customized workforce training free-of-charge to qualified businesses in Georgia.

Today, the program is one of the state’s key assets for supporting new and expanding industries. Quick Start delivers training in classrooms, mobile labs or directly on the plant floor, wherever it works best for a company. To ensure that all economic development personnel are prepared with the latest skills and strategies for workforce training, Quick Start also administers an ongoing program for professional development, the Certified Economic Developer Trainer program.