Posted: Thursday, September 13th 2012 at 2:45pm
Ga. unveils new logistics spotlight tool for every county
The reports show that Hall County is home to 98 logistics providers, employing 1,536 in the county and generating $202,511,000 in annual sales.
ATLANTA - In keeping with its mission to be the state of Georgia’s leading resource for fueling logistics competitiveness, the Georgia Center of Innovation for Logistics Thursday announced the release of its newest tool, “County Logistics Spotlights.”
As the name implies, these custom-built reports focus on each of Georgia’s 159 counties and begin to tell their logistics stories in a concise yet comprehensive format. These County Logistics Spotlights will make their debut on Thursday, September 13 at the Georgia Economic Developers Association’s (GEDA) annual conference.
For instance, in our area, they show that Hall County is home to 98 logistics providers, employing 1,536 in the county and generating $202,511,000 in annual sales and there are 12 of them in Habersham County who employ a total of
42 in the county and generate $9,704,000 in annual sales. (See link below for more details on Hall and Habersham as well as information on every county in the state.)
Statewide,the logistics industry, according to the report, employs more than one million people involved in moving goods in and out of the state. At the same time it is also one of the most complex. The Spotlights provide a thorough logistics overview for each of Georgia’s 159 counties and has numerous facts about Georgia’s logistics infrastructure, rankings and industry clusters. Each Spotlight will also include information such as the freight flow of truck and rail volumes, infrastructure assets and industry clusters.
“The Spotlights are like logistics baseball cards, packed with vital stats and information about each of the 159 players on Georgia’s county logistics team,” said Page Siplon, Executive Director of the Georgia Center of Innovation for Logistics. “This level of focused detail has never been compiled and delivered in this way and we are quite excited to be able to deliver it. The spotlights will help showcase Georgia’s unique combination of logistics leadership, strengths, assets that exist in every corner of the state, and further enforce our position as a gateway for global commerce. We think this tool will create an even more vibrant discussion throughout Georgia with regard to how logistics can enable broad industry growth and competitiveness, and create new jobs and investments.”
Each Spotlight contains a wide range of data that spans multiple topics, including: Truck Volumes/Value; Rail Volumes/Value; Ocean Freight Imports/Exports; Logistics Employment and Sales Revenue; Logistics Educational Offerings; Leadership Contact Information; Top “Storage” Providers Employment; Sales and Square Footage; County and Statewide Talking Points; web links to multiple other sources such as Georgiafacts.net, the Georgia Department of Labor, and more. Spotlights are freely available now for download under the “tools” tab on the Center’s new website, www.GeorgiaLogistics.com .
In the coming months, the Georgia Center of Innovation for Logistics will host its annual Georgia Logistics Summit at the Georgia World Congress Center on March 19-20, 2013. In 2012 this event hosted 1,600 participants from 28 states and 7 nations. Registration is now open. For more information on the conference and how to register, visit http://www.georgialogistics.com/logistics-summit/ .
Link: Georgia Center of Innovation for Logistics
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