July 2018

144 145 AT A GLANCE SAVANNAH, GA WHAT: The Savannah arena is a proposed arena on the Savannah River and canal district WHERE: Savannah, Georgia WEBSITE: www.savannahga.gov/1673/ Arena-Canal-District SAVANNAH, GEORGIA Georgia AFTER THE FLOOD S avannah is the oldest city in the state of Georgia. Established in 1733 on the Sa- vannah River, the city became the British colonial capital of the Province of Georgia and later the first capital of the State of Georgia. It was a strategic port city in the American Revolu- tion and during the American Civil War. Each year Savannah attracts millions of visitors, having become known for its manicured parks, horse-drawn carriages, and antebellum architec- ture. Interestingly, downtown Savannah largely re- tains the original town plan prescribed by founder, James Oglethorpe. Modern Savannah is also an industrial center and an important Atlantic seaport. It is Georgia’s fifth-largest city and third-largest metropolitan area with a population of over 140,000.The city is home to the GulfstreamAerospace manufacturing facility which employs some 10,000 people. JCB also has a large plant where theymake construc-