Community & Economic Development Bureau
The mission of the Economic Development Department is to facilitate economic development activities that foster a strong local economy, spur business and job growth, and provide for a better quality of life in Savannah.
The Economic Development Department's programs and activities are geared toward improving economic opportunities and increasing financial well-being for individuals, families, and small businesses of Savannah. These services include:
Business outreach, support and assistance
Development and administration of small business incentives to encourage business development and retention
Commercial corridor revitalization activities
Asset and wealth building services for Savannah residents
Entrepreneurial Center and Training
Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprises Program
The Economic Development Department
launched a monthly newsletter to highlight local businesses, industry news and events, upcoming classes and workshops, and the various resources available through the City any its partners. Please complete the subscription form below to receive communications from the Department.
to view previous issues of the newsletter
The 2017 Business Climate Survey was distributed with the business tax certificate renewal letter. The results from this survey help generate a comprehensive assessment of the state of small business in Savannah. If you haven't already completed the survey, please
to complete the survey online.
Click the image above to view the 2016 Business Climate Survey Summary.
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Thomas Gamble Building
2 E. Bay St.
P.O. Box 1027
Savannah, GA 31402
Ph: (912) 651-3653
Fx: (912) 651-7616
Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce
Savannah Economic Development Authority
Small Business Assistance Corporation - Savannah
Small Business Development Center (Savannah)
U.S. Census Bureau
Do I need a Business License to start a business?
Where do I go to obtain a Business Tax Certificate application?
Who do I contact regarding the zoning classification for the location I am considering for my business?
P.O. Box 1027
2 East Bay St., Savannah, GA 31401
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