GOOD NEWS IN SAVANNAH! (November & December 2010)

The Corps: It's not just for dredging
The Savannah District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, also manages a multi-billion dollar military construction program, sending millions in work to local and area businesses

******************************************************Showcasing the best practices of local small businesses
Updates on 13 local businesses profiled

Pet-beds maker to open in February; will employ as many as 175 workers
Company will bring 100 new jobs to the area
****************************************************** Home furnishings supplier buys facility, will create 100 jobs locally next year
Calilfornia-based home furnishings supplier has bought a warehouse and expects to open next spring
****************************************************** Allegiant Air proving a good fit for Savannah
Allegiant began flights to Fort Lauderdale with the Florida city as the intended 'destination'
****************************************************** Construction continues on Skidaway bridge
****************************************************** New plant to treat leftover grease
******************************************************Flint River Services bought by California-based company
******************************************************Walmart hiring for new store - 250
******************************************************Gulfstream to add 1,000 jobs
******************************************************October 'best month ever' for Georgia Ports Authority
Volume gains in both containers and tonnage reflect strong end to peak retail season
******************************************************Large industrial park planned

******************************************************Gulfstream to spread its wings again
******************************************************Pooler Marketplace opens today
Grocery store anchors Marketplace shopping center
Mitsubishi moving in to megasite
Phase I of Savannah Machinery Works is complete and manufacturing operations are expected to begin early next year

****************************************************** Byrd Cookie Co. products headed to Southeast Asia
Byrd Cookie Co. prepares to ship a variety of cookie flavors to Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Singapore and the Philippines

'The Conspirator' one of the best films made in Savannah