A large delegation of visitors from Savannah, Georgia, in the US are to make the journey to Wexford next week as part of the ongoing TradeBridge business and trade development programme between both regions.
The programme has developed a wonderful relationship stretching across the Atlantic and has already delivered tangible results in business, education and the arts.
The Savannah delegation will feature leadership from the Savannah Economic Development Authority, World Trade Centre Savannah, Visit Savannah, Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport and Georgia Southern University. Their inbound mission coincides with the official launch of the Georgia Southern University Wexford Campus and the Arrive Savannah extension to the Dunbrody attraction in New Ross.
The US city enjoys a diverse economic base that includes manufacturing, tourism, port-related operations, film and television, agriculture, agribusiness, a large military presence and more. It is home to more than 921,000 residents and is also the fourth largest port in the United States.
The group will have all kinds of information on their home city and are hopeful of developing even further links with Wexford as they host a business networking event - 'Why Savannah?' at Wexford County Council on Friday, September 6 from 4.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m.
Anyone in the South East interested in learning more about Savannah and the opportunities available in terms of trade, investment and tourism can attend on the night, although advance registration is required.
For more information and to RSVP, please visit www.whysav.com or contact Jessie Bynum at JBynum@wtcsavannah.org.