ECONOMIC IMPACT

Growth In Every Industry

An economic powerhouse, Georgia's deepwater ports foster growth statewide. Georgia Ports Authority drives development and opportunity across a wide range of industries reaching every corner of every county.

The statewide economic impact of Georgia’s ports in Fiscal Year 2017 includes:

$106B

In Sales

11 percent of Georgia’s total sales

$44B

In State GDP

8 percent of Georgia’s total GDP

$25B

In Income

6 percent of Georgia’s total personal income

$5.9B

In federal taxes

$1.4B

In state taxes

$1.5B

In local taxes

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Georgia Ports is an economic engine for the State of Georgia, accounting for one out of every 11 jobs in the Peach State.

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Economic Impact of Georgia’s Deepwater Ports - FY 2017

Jeffrey M. Humphreys, Director; Terry College of Business; The University of Georgia; This summary highlights some of the findings regarding the economic impact of Georgia’s deepwater ports on Georgia’s economy in fiscal year 2017.

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