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 2022 includes:


Full- and part-time jobs

11 percent of Georgia's total employment


In Sales

12 percent of Georgia’s total sales


In State GDP

9 percent of Georgia’s total GDP


In Income

6 percent of Georgia’s total personal income


In federal taxes


In state taxes


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 2021

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 2021.

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