World Trade Center Savannah (WTCSav) led its fourth and largest mission to Ireland that included 28 representatives from the Georgia Department of Economic Development, the Savannah Economic Development Authority, Georgia Grown, the University System of Georgia Board of Regents, Visit Savannah and Georgia Southern University. Targeted business development meetings were the primary focus of the trip as a part of Tradebridge. Savannah's economic development leadership had the opportunity to advance investment leads during meetings and facility tours across three counties in Southeast Ireland, and management from nearly 50 businesses from Southeast Ireland attended a "Why Savannah?"luncheon to learn more about economic and investment opportunities in the Savannah region.
Additional activities included a meeting with Irish President Michael D. Higgins at the President's residence in Dublin, Aras an Uachtarain, as well as a tour of the Dunbrody Famine Ship Museum, which is home to the Savannah Landing exhibit, and a ribbon-cutting for Georgia Southern University's new learning center in Wexford.
"We have a strategic plan for our system, and it's based on two core principles: student success and economic development," said Don L. Waters, chair of the University System of Georgia Board of Regents. "I can think of no better example of an opportunity to create student success and economic development than the Wexford learning center of Georgia Southern University."
Read more about the learning center grand opening here.