PRIME FOR AGRICULTURE
Workforce and Education
- More than 399,200 food and fiber production and related industry occupations
- 3.6% private unionization rate (U.S. Census Bureau, 2020)
- 22 technical colleges on 88 campuses across the state offer training in automated manufacturing technology, robotics and electrical control systems.
- The Center for Food Safety at the University of Georgia (UGA) works closely with the Atlanta-headquartered CDC and develops techniques to detect, control and eliminate disease-causing microorganisms and toxins.
- UGA’s Food Product Innovation and Commercialization Center helps companies develop and improve food products and processes.
- Georgia Tech’s Food Processing Technology Division (FPTD) researches food quality and safety with emphasis on advanced imaging, sensor technologies, and robotics and automation systems.
- Lanier Technical College’s ammonia refrigeration training program is one of only a few in the U.S. and is the official IARW-WFLO Ammonia Refrigeration Training Program.
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Logistics and Infrastructure
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Distribution and Warehousing
- 85% of the world’s top 3PLs operate in Georgia.
- The Port of Savannah has a greater refrigerated container capacity than any East or Gulf Coast terminal, with more than 2,000 reefer rack slots.
- 67 cold chain facilities located in Georgia with 189 million cubic square feet of space.
Ground Freight Transportation
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