Efficient port services and a strategic location central to the U.S. Southeast make Georgia Ports an important factor in the location of industries involved in international trade. Private warehouse and distribution center development is key to facilitating the flow of cargo beyond GPA’s terminal gates, out to stores and customers. Georgia is also a hub for automotive and other advanced manufacturing. Savannah’s industrial market totals nearly 80 million square feet, with millions more under construction. Beyond that, there is enough land permitted for private development for another 100 million square feet of industrial space within 30 miles of the port. By having distribution centers and warehouses in close proximity to Georgia Ports, businesses can further enact their sustainability goals by optimizing logistics, reducing transportation related emissions, and creating local jobs.