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Tire company putting center in Tradeport

A Korean-owned logistics company has selected Liberty County's Tradeport East Business Center to establish a Southeast distribution center for Hankook Tire. Pactra International Co. Ltd., a global logistics solution provider, has leased the 500,000-square-foot Silver LEED-certified, cross-dock spec building owned by IDI and DCT Industrial Trust, which partnered with the Liberty County Development Authority to establish Tradeport East. Pactra plans to open for full operations Jan. 1. Read more on this story in Wednesday's Courier.

November 11, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Business

Magazine names state tops for busniess

Georgia's business climate has been named No. 1 in the nation by Site Selection magazine, an economic-development trade publication.

November 09, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Business

Minority, women group has workshop

State Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway, joined elected officials throughout Georgia to attend a Georgia Association of Black Elected Officials workshop Oct. 25-27 in Midway to learn more about working the Minority and Women Businesses Enterprises policies in their county or city governments.

November 09, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Business

Heating assistance money available

The Coastal Georgia Area Community Action Authority Inc. is prepared to assist eligible households with heating bills.

November 07, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Business

Auto seller expands into Statesboro

Patriot Auto Sales owner Josh Wheeler said his company fills an important place in the local automobile market by providing quality used vehicles for people who cannot afford new ones, especially buyers who would be barred by credit issues elsewhere.

November 06, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Business

RH Council signs off on industry

A process that started in January began to pay dividends this week when local government officials signed off on a series of agreements with Caesarstone Technologies USA Inc. to build a manufacturing plant at Richmond Hill's Belfast Commerce Centre.

November 06, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Business

Ribbon cut in Walthourville subdivision

WALTHOURVILLE - Dryden Enterprises cut a ribbon Tuesday to celebrate the construction on Hampton Ridge subdivision.

November 03, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Business

Coastal Bank honored

SAVANNAH - The U.S. Small Business Administration recently ranked The Coastal Bank in the top 20 SBA 7(a) lenders in Georgia.

November 02, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Business

Classes cover building code changes

The Hinesville Inspections Department is conducting classes on changes to construction codes approved by the International Code Council in 2012, according to Inspections Department Director Steve Welborn.

November 02, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Business

Job fair on Fort Stewart

An Army Career and Alumni Program career fair will be held from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 7 in building 705, 100 W. 15th St. on Fort Stewart. To register, go to For more information, go to or call 912-767-6797.

November 02, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Business

Counter top maker picks Bryan County

The Bryan County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to sign an agreement with Caesarstone Technologies USA which officials say will ultimately bring about 180 manufacturing jobs to the Belfast Commerce Centre.

October 31, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Business

SNF is regional business of year

Liberty County's largest industrial manufacturer has been named the 2013 International Business of the Year by the World Trade Center Savannah.

October 30, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Business

Business said to be eying airport cite

The civilian joint-management board for the MidCoast Regional Airport at Wright Army Airfield on Friday met with a potential industrial client to discuss a proposed lease agreement. The unnamed company's representatives voiced concerns over the airport's proposed runway and tarmac-expansion projects.

October 30, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Business

Development authority changes engineers

The Liberty County Development Authority voted Monday to contract with Savannah-based engineering firm Thomas & Hutton Engineering Company beginning Dec. 1. The LCDA currently uses P.C. Simonton & Associates Inc. of Hinesville for its engineering services.

October 30, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Business

Car dealer buying golf course

Longtime area car dealer O.C. Welch is getting into the golf course business.

October 28, 2013 | Staff report | Business

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Port reports 6 percent container growth

SAVANNAH - The Georgia Ports Authority has moved more than 2 million 20-foot equivalent container units (TEUs) so far this fiscal year, July-February, for an increase of 6.2 percent, or an additional 119,318 TEUs.

April 05, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business

McDonald's promotion for free coffee

SAVANNAH - McCafé invites coffee drinkers in the Savannah area to wake up and taste the free coffee.

April 05, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business

Region's economy expected to grow

SAVANNAH - Armstrong Atlantic State University's latest Coastal Empire Economic Monitor reports the Savannah-area economy expanded rapidly during the fourth quarter of 2013 and should continue to experience significant growth throughout 2014.

April 03, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business

Applebee's christens rennovations

Applebee's Neighborhood Grill and Bar, 1492 E. Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville, held a ribbon cutting March 18 in recognition of the completion of its renovation. The event was held in conjunction with the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce on March 18.

March 31, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business

Hinesville jobless rate down to 8 percent

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that metro Hinesville's unemployment rate decreased to 8 percent in February, down 0.3 percent from 8.3 percent in January. The rate was 8.9 percent in February a year ago.

March 29, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business

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