Our Mission is to catalyze the innovation economy in Coastal Georgia.
The Creative Coast is here for the entrepreneurial, technology & creative community of the Savannah region. We build and support the creative economy in Savannah through education & social programs that connect and foster local innovation in both large and small companies.
Propelled by The Creative Coast, Savannah will be transformed into a vibrant hub for creative and innovative businesses, organizations, and individuals.
The Creative Coast was founded in 1997 by the Savannah Economic Development Authority (SEDA), Chatham County and the City of Savannah to create/foster the creative technology and entrepreneurial ecosystem. Through our activities, we strive to make an economic impact on our community, our city, the region and our state, through the creation of high-wage, high-tech and creative jobs.
In addition to the members of the Executive Committee, our Board is made of the following individuals:
Mary Ann Bowman Beil, Memorial University Medical Center
Bret Bell, City of Savannah
Emily Butler, Center of Innovation - Logistics
Robert Gadd, On Point Digital
Jeremy Harvey, Visit Savannah
Diana McKenzie, Hunter Maclean
John D. Northup III, Bouhan Falligant LLC
Karen Quinn, Collective Marketing