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Groundbreaking set for Georgia port’s Mason Mega-Rail project

Georgia Ports Authority Board members approved a budget increase this week of $5.8 million for the port’s Mason Mega Rail project. The money will cover work to integrate American parts into large cranes for the project being manufactured in Finland.

The Port of Savannah is poised to rapidly increase service to an arc of inland markets, from Atlanta to Memphis, to St. Louis, Chicago and the Ohio Valley. Key to expanding rail service is a $128M project linking Garden City Terminal’s two rail yards. Construction of the rail expansion will take four years. (Georgia Ports Authority / Stephen B. Morton)

AI can read! Tech firms race to smarten up thinking machines

By Matt O’Brien

Ask Brianna: How do I pick a career I’ll actually like?

By Brianna McGurran

3 announce plans to run for Savannah-Chatham school board

Alfreda Goldwire has announced she will run for the District 6 Savannah-Chatham County school board seat.

Larry Lower

Trump hits solar panels, washing machines with tariffs

Associated Press

Amazon opens store with no cashiers, lines or registers

By Manuel Valdes and Joseph Pisani

Officials need to reboot emergency systems

Excerpted from The Providence (R.I.) Journal, Jan. 18

Savannah Port has record-breaking 2017

The Port of Savannah broke multiple records in 2017, Griff Lynch, Georgia Ports Authority executive director said on Monday.

The Cosco Development, a 13,000 TEU capacity vessel, is shown at the Garden City Terminal. The Port of Savannah grew its volume by more than 400,000 twenty-foot container units in 2017. (Photo courtesy of GPA)

City Talk: Area job growth strong in 2017

According to recently released data from the Georgia Department of Labor, the Savannah job market remained robust throughout 2017.

Meet the 2018 GenerationNEXT class at reception

Savannah Morning News

BiS in brief: RiteAid donation, Xfinity accepts owner devices, new delivery service

Xfinity Mobile allows you to bring own device

Locals continue to open up shop on Bull Street corridor

Over the last three years, the Bull Street corridor south of Forsyth Park and north of Victory Drive has experienced tremendous growth as locally owned businesses continue to open in one of Savannah’s fastest growing sectors.

City Talk: ‘Location efficiency’ should be considered along with housing costs

Several recent City Talk columns have focused on the increasing need for affordable housing in the Savannah metro area, especially in neighborhoods that are close to jobs and a variety of transportation options.

Gamers, developers, techies unite for Savannah’s Geekend conference

It doesn’t matter if you’re a gamer, marketing pro or an executive, you’ll likely find inspiration at this year’s Geekend.

Gulfstream retires the G450

One of Gulfstream’s best-selling jets has retired.

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced on Friday that it had delivered its final G450. Its “replacement” is the G500. Five G500 aircraft are undergoing flight testing, with type certification anticipated in early 2018. (Photo courtesy of Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.)

Amazon raises monthly Prime membership fees by 20 percent

By Joseph Pisani

GenerationNEXT 2018 Honoree: Corbin Parker

Corbin Parker, 29

Young: Building buzz key strategy behind success

If you ask a small business owner in your community “how do you get new business?” most will respond with “word of mouth.”

Patel: Savannah hospitality industry cautiously optimistic about 2018

The Hostess City continues to earn accolades from tourism magazines and the attention of tourists from all walks of life, but with a dozen new hotels opening next year, hotel occupancy rates may plateau.

Williams: Good preparation drives business deals, effective negotiations

When entering negotiations in the business world, many of us tread lightly. The high-powered business negotiation conjures up images of power suits and cut-throat techniques being used in order to selfishly achieve one’s ultimate goal.