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January 22, 2021

Georgia Supply Chain and Logistics Industry Primed for Growth

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As Georgia continues to overcome COVID-19, the work done by essential workers like truck drivers and warehouse distribution workers has become even more crucial, especially now that the pandemic has resulted in a substantial surge in e-commerce.

A newly-published report, “Georgia Leading the Way: The Logistics Workforce for the Future", outlines that the supply chain and logistics industry is a prime opportunity area for Georgia’s continued economic growth. This report results from the Metro Atlanta Chamber’s partnership with the Georgia Center of Innovation for Logistics, a division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development.

The report provides data insights and trends on Georgia’s logistics industry and highlights how it will shape Georgia as a national business leader. Additionally, the report highlights the value that supply chain and logistics can provide for the workforce of the future, including: 

  • High-value, short-term training
  • High-demand occupations
  • Good pay at all levels of education
  • Upward mobility, with additional learning/ training opportunities 
  • Market-wide job security

For Georgia to achieve its full potential in supply chain and logistics, sufficient workers must be available to meet industry needs. Georgia’s wide spectrum of postsecondary educational institutions are doing their part to meet that goal. The report profiles which of Georgia’s 82 HOPE-eligible institutions offer instruction, certifications, degrees and graduate programs in supply chain and logistics.

The logistics industry is one of Georgia’s top sectors and remains a robust expansion area for economic development. In the 2021 state legislative session, the MAC public policy team will continue advocating for this important Georgia industry and effective economic recovery.

To download the report, click here. Ben Harris, MAC Director of Supply Chain, Bioscience, and Advanced Manufacturing, led MAC’s work on this report.

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