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Old 10-09-2012, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Johns Creek area
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But so much of what the Port of Savannah is about is imports. I imagine we import a lot of the parts to assemble Kias for domestic consumption. We manage Coke production in other countries. We don't make it here and export it.
True. We do export services, though. Accounting, legal, consulting, etc. I'm sure we must be a net exporter of those things. We also have a very significant agricultural industry. From the USDA for 2008:

Georgia's top agricultural exports in 2008 were:

cotton and linters -- $584 million
poultry and products -- $555 million
peanuts and products -- $153 million
wheat and products -- $149 million

(I've no idea what a "linter" is, but we seem to sell lots them!)
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Old 10-09-2012, 09:57 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Don't forget Kia! Surely there's some other stuff (professional services?) we export. Air travel services? Coca-Cola?
Again manufacturing is going down. We used to produce the most popular car in America at the time (the Ford Taurus) right here in Atlanta and GM minivans up in Doraville also at that time. Now all the state has is a Kia plant on the Alabama border that gets most of it's parts from Alabama plants.

Actually, our neighboring states have been doing much better than us when it comes to manufacturing automobiles. I wouldn't be surprised if most of the autos shipped out of our Brunswick facility aren't coming from Georgia's plant but Alabama, Tennessee, and South Carolina. They produce plenty of foreign make autos in those states.

Georgia is doing well in the production of construction and farm equipment though and the start up of the Caterpillar facility in Athens soon will add to that. Much of this equipment is shipped out Savannah's Ocean terminal internationally.
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Old 10-09-2012, 10:29 AM
 
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Manufacturing is probably headed up, if anywhere. China's wage inflation is absurd, and the cost of transport is expected to remain high. Estimates are that in the next decade or so the cost of producing a generic item in China vs the US for US consumption will equalize. The implications of that could be massive.
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Old 10-09-2012, 10:30 AM
 
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Heavy & chemical manufacturing are the USAs (and Georgias) top exports, followed by agricultural products.
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Old 10-09-2012, 11:03 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Manufacturing is probably headed up, if anywhere. China's wage inflation is absurd, and the cost of transport is expected to remain high. Estimates are that in the next decade or so the cost of producing a generic item in China vs the US for US consumption will equalize. The implications of that could be massive.
Manufacturing is headed up in the U.S. Many cities like Minneapolis and Denver are doing pretty well because of this. But it's not doing as well in Georgia and definitely not in Atlanta. Most new manufacturers coming to Georgia seem to be avoiding the city with the exception of some of the outlaying counties around it.
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Old 10-09-2012, 11:13 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Manufacturing is headed up in the U.S. Many cities like Minneapolis and Denver are doing pretty well because of this. But it's not doing as well in Georgia and definitely not in Atlanta. Most new manufacturers coming to Georgia seem to be avoiding the city with the exception of some of the outlaying counties around it.
Or course, they need large areas of cheap, virgin land. Why would they want to buy land that they need to clean up and/or rehab?
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Old 10-09-2012, 01:37 PM
 
Location: Columbus,Georgia
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Columbus council members shouldn't worry. With WhiteWater Rafting coming next fall,the locks are bound to open again in the near future.
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Old 10-09-2012, 02:41 PM
 
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Columbus council members shouldn't worry. With WhiteWater Rafting coming next fall,the locks are bound to open again in the near future.
I don't see how. River locks are not conducive to white water rafting. If anything, you want to bring them down.
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Old 10-18-2012, 10:44 PM
 
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Guess the Chattahoochee and our water supply is more vulnerable than I thought.



That's near Sandy Springs.

The Army Corps of Engineers didn't release water when they should. Still, not a lot of water if you hold up the supply from Lake Lanier.

http://www.ajc.com/news/news/chattah...a/nSg5b/?=7654
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