The Future of Savannah’s Knowledge-Based Economy

November 11, 2004

Keynote speakers include Dustin Crane, president and CEO of Aelera in Atlanta; Chris Miller, executive director of The Creative Coast in Savannah; and Emory Mulling, chairman of the Mulling Companies in Atlanta.

Crane discussed the ways in which offshore job outsourcing has not lived up to its promise of extreme savings for American companies. As a result, he said, companies are increasingly identifying U.S. cities outside of major metropolitan areas where they can establish offices and recruit talent for knowledge-based businesses.

Mulling addressed the changing nature of the U.S. workplace, examining the challenges that employers and employees will face in the future. Miller discussed the ways in which Savannah is ideally positioned to recruit knowledge-based business due to its talent, technology, tolerance and leadership.