As Georgia Governor Nathan Deal announced that the Army Corps of Engineers has completed outer harbor dredging at the Port of Savannah — marking the midpoint of the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP) — an economic impact study conducted by the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business looked at the statewide economic impact of Georgia’s deepwater ports.

According to the study, the Port of Savannah is the fastest-growing container port in the U.S. and the fourth busiest, behind only Los Angeles, Long Beach and New York-New Jersey, and has a major statewide economic impact including: 

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