ATLANTA. LOGISTICAL JEWEL OF THE SOUTHEAST.
The Atlanta Market Office is responsible for Atlanta and Savannah, Georgia. It was established in 1989 and is led by Jay Mitchell, an 11-year veteran of IDI, and his staff of nine professionals.
As the largest industrial market in the Southeast and fourth largest in the U.S., Atlanta boasts many unique business and logistical advantages. The city’s mature and nimble transportation network includes the busiest passenger airport in the world, three major interstate highways and the port of Savannah within a four-hour drive. Atlanta ranks fourth in the nation for logistics-based employment and is among the top five U.S. markets for total bandwidth and fiber access, making it an ideal data center hub. Nine Fortune 500 companies have their corporate headquarters in Atlanta, making the city number five in the nation in this exclusive ranking.
SAVANNAH. PORT CITY OF THE SOUTH.
As North America’s fourth largest port by container traffic, Savannah has long been a strategic distribution area, dating back to the country’s early years. Savannah’s port is a gateway to rail and road distribution networks that offer the most efficient and reliable intermodal access to markets across the Southeast and Midwest U.S., as well as 70 percent of the U.S. population. Immediate interstate access is available via interstates 95 (north/south) and 16 (east/west), which are within minutes of both terminals.
Savannah stands to benefit from the Panama Canal expansion, which is slated for completion in 2014. According to the Georgia Port Authority’s market studies, the Canal’s new locks are expected to direct ships with three times as much capacity to the Port of Savannah. Serving a large percentage of the population in the United States, Savannah’s trade is evenly balanced between exports and imports, including 12 percent of all containerized exports in the country.
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