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BBRED Completed Candler County Target Industry and Occupational Analysis

Working with the Candler County Industrial Authority (CCIA), the Bureau of Business Research and Economic Development (BBRED) recently completed a Target Industry and Occupational Analysis. The purpose of this study was to provide the CCIA leadership team with a list of industries that could be a good fit with the current Candler County economy. CCIA is using this list of industries to guide its marketing efforts.

The study compared Candler County to two different local geographic areas which then served as comparison areas. First, the research team used a grouping of counties contiguous to Candler County. The second group used was the Savannah Metropolitan Statistical Area. Within the comparison area, BBRED found several related industries currently missing from this region. Several of which could be good recruiting targets for Candler County. The industries recommended to CCIA could support businesses in these clusters: local real estate construction/development, wood products cluster, food processing and manufacturing, and distribution and electronic commerce. The analysis found 12 recommended sectors to be good recruiting targets for Candler County. Currently, CCIA is taking active steps as a direct result of the BBRED study to recruit new businesses to Candler County.

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