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Warehousing and Logistics

Georgia: a gateway to global trade

“We are very excited to build a U.S. home in Fulton County. Atlanta is an ideal location for us, it is a vibrant and growing international city with a diverse culture. We will use the region’s transportation network and deep pool of talent to deliver ASOS’ best-in-class service to U.S. customers.”

Brent Dorfman, Vice President of Logistics, ASOS

With superior highway access to the eastern U.S. market, growing port connections to the world and an abundance of workers at low relative wages, Georgia is the ideal location for the warehousing and logistics industry. The state is home to nearly 800 million square feet of warehouse distribution space, with metro Atlanta – the largest market in Georgia and sixth largest in the U.S. – accounting for 683 million square feet.

Why Georgia for Warehouse Distribution?

  • Well-developed transportation infrastructure
  • Low operating costs
  • Highly-skilled workers
  • Renowned workforce training program
  • Excellent accessibility to market
  • Business-friendly environment

314K

Logistics Workers

9,500

Daily truck transactions at GA ports

Warehouse Distribution Locations with 500,000 or More Square Feet

"We are pleased that the State of Georgia and the Georgia Ports Authority continue to invest in infrastructure that enables our expansion and allows us to create even more quality jobs in the region. Safavieh will continue to increase our facilities across the U.S. to provide better and faster service to the customer.”

Darius Yaraghi, Principal Safavieh

Largest Warehouses and Distribution Centers in Georgia

  • Target Corp. (Savannah), 2 million square feet
  • Walmart (Statesboro), 1.96 million square feet
  • Academy Sports (Jeffersonville), 1.86 million square feet
  • Procter & Gamble (Albany), 1.6 million square feet
  • Kimberly Clark (McDonough), 1.6 million square feet
  • General Mills (Social Circle), 1.5 million square feet
  • Whirlpool (McDonough), 1.5 million square feet
  • AutoZone (Lavonia), 1.5 million square feet
  • Target Corp. (Midway), 1.5 million square feet
  • Target Corp. (Tifton), 1.5 million square feet

World-class Transportation Infrastructure

  • Georgia Ports Authority oversees some of the world's most productive ports. The port of Savannah is the fastest growing and the second busiest in the U.S.
  • Major rail carriers CSX and Norfolk Southern serve businesses all over Georgia and work closely with the ports. The $127 million Mason Mega Rail Terminal directly across from the Port of Savannah will increase operational efficiency, decreasing transit times by up to 24 hours.
  • Major highway systems connect Georgia distribution centers to 80% of all major U.S. markets within a two-day drive time.
  • Air cargo flying out of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport can reach 80% of major U.S. markets within a two-hour flight time.

High-Quality & Affordable Workforce

Georgia is known for its high-quality affordable workforce. Wage rates in Georgia typically fall below the national average, and that trend holds true for warehouse distribution occupations. With a potential of 314,000 workers in occupations related to warehouse distribution, Georgia offers an ample supply of workers with skills important to warehouse distribution operations.

What You'll Discover In This Publication

  • Listing of major warehouse distribution locations in Georgia
  • Overview of Georgia’s transportation infrastructure
  • Warehouse distribution workforce availability and cost
  • Innovation and technology support for warehouse distribution operations in Georgia

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