Business In Savannah
State and local dignitaries broke out the shovels late Tuesday morning to mark the start of construction on a new facility that will serve budding health professionals in the area.
Armstrong alumni Don and Cindy Waters after breaking ground for the new Waters College of Health Professions at Armstrong State University Tuesday morning. The Waters contributed $2 million to the 75,000-square-foot facility that is expected to open in spring 2019. (Steve Bisson/Savannah Morning News)
In Sunday’s column, I mentioned that I was going to compare employment in the leisure and hospitality sector in Savannah and a few other select cities.
For many college graduates a degree doesn’t always guarantee a job. Employers often seek experience in addition to education or training, which can pose a problem for recent graduates, so one local group is helping to promote the benefits of apprenticeships within the local tech community in an effort to bolster the local job market.
Hobby Lobby opens Monday in Pooler
For the last 10 years, the Creative Coast has worked to cultivate a creative and innovative environment where Savannah’s entrepreneurs from medical startups and web developers to clothing design companies have access to resources and mentoring to put their companies and Savannah on the map.
An attendee of Innovation Day at the Creative Coast’s Bull Street Labs tries out some virtual reality gear. (Photos courtesy of the Creative Coast)
By Frank Jordans
A polar bear steps out of a pool while walking on the ice in the Franklin Strait in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago, Saturday, July 22, 2017. Industry experts, researchers and veterans of the Far North say there remain many obstacles to reaping the riches once blocked by the ice. Conservationists also oppose the large-scale extraction of Arctic resources, fearing that the fragile environment will be irreparably harmed. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
By Joyce M. Rosenberg
In this July 25, 2017, photo, Bryce Phillips, left, the founder and CEO of evo, a Seattle-based outdoor, bike, ski, and clothing retailer, poses for a photo with Ben Wallace, evo’s director of business development, in their store in Seattle. Evo gets 80 percent of its business from its online business. But because it has plenty of competition online and off, “we need to do the things that made us different from the beginning,” Phillips says. That includes offering services like travel planning for customers who want to go on snowboarding, surfing or other outdoor sports-focused vacations. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
By TOM MURPHY
FILE - In this Friday, July 8, 2016, file photo, a pharmacy technician fills a prescription for an anti-diarrhea medication at a pharmacy, in Sacramento, Calif. Filling a prescription is no longer the simple errand you run after a doctor visit. With drug prices rising and insurance coverage shrinking, it pays to ask questions and do a little research before handing over your insurance card at the pharmacy counter. Having coverage offers no guarantee that you’re getting the best price for your medicine. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
According to the estimates recently released by the Georgia Department of Labor, the Savannah metro area added 4,300 nonfarm payroll jobs between July 2017 and July 2017. That increase of 2.4 percent is markedly faster than the rate of population growth.
By Seanna Adcox
XPO Logistics, Inc., one of the largest providers of less-than-truckload – or LTL — transportation in North America, has recognized professional driver William Henderson of Savannah for surpassing 3 million miles on the road without a preventable accident.
The CMA CGM Theodore Roosevelt, with a total capacity of 14,855 TEUs, is the largest ship ever to come through the Panama Canal. It’s scheduled to call on Savannah in the next few weeks. (Photo courtesy Panama Canal)
LOS ANGELES — “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” is still a few months away from hitting theaters, but BB-8-happy fans are about to get a glimpse at a new character as a part of a three-day marketing rollout of toys and products inspired by the film.
This image released by Lucasfilm shows a scene from the upcoming “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” expected in theaters in December. Fans are about to get a glimpse at a new character as a part of a three-day marketing roll out of toys and products inspired by the film. The global event, dubbed Force Friday II, will run from Sept. 1 through Sept. 3. (Industrial Light & Magic/Lucasfilm via AP)
Armstrong State University and Savannah State University contributed more than $400 million to the local economy during the fiscal year 2016 and provided nearly 5,000 jobs, according to recent study conducted by the Selig Center for Economic Growth in the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business.
According to an annual study conducted by the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business, Armstrong State University contributed more than $252 million dollars to the local economy during the fiscal year 2016. (Savannah Morning News file photo) According to an annual study conducted by the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business Armstrong State University contributed more than $252 million dollars to the local economy during the fiscal year 2016. (Savannah Morning News file photo)
Metro Savannah’s and Coastal Georgia’s unemployment rates stayed the same in July, according to the Georgia Department of Labor.