Georgia Foreign-Trade Zone Recognized as Top Zone in U.S. for Second Consecutive Year

Staff Report From Georgia CEO

Sunday, November 11th, 2018

Georgia Foreign-Trade Zone announced that it was  awarded the “Top Free Zones Award” by Site Selection magazine for the second consecutive year. GFTZ, which is consistently increasing its client base, was chosen for this recognition following a confidential global survey of more than 1,000 supply chain executives and site selection consultants.

“This recognition is particularly gratifying because of the professionals involved in the selection process. GFTZ and its board of directors works extremely hard to grow the foreign-trade zone program in Georgia by finding ways to bring additional value,” said President and CEO Julie Brown. “Our national network of leading trade experts helps to keep the businesses in our community well-informed on shifts in trade policy with insights and recommendations on how to maximize their savings and efficiencies. It’s our goal to be the best partner that our clients have to optimize the receipt of merchandise from a global supply chain.”

“The businesses that we work with are leaders in our state’s economy and the FTZ program is a key ingredient in their success. By reducing the cost of doing business for job creators in our economy we’re supporting job growth, wage growth and productivity. This is an important program and I’m proud of the work that we’re doing to keep Georgia moving,” said GFTZ Board Chairman Joe Bankoff.

Site Selection’s survey respondents voted on the top foreign-trade zones based on proven track record of success with investors; ease-of-access to necessary information; assistance to current and prospective investors; knowledgeable staff; professionality of communications; ability to cater to customers who speak different languages; and the quality of their web presence.