More than 100 people turned out Thursday to learn more about construction jobs that will be available when the city build its new multi-million dollar Arena just west of the downtown historic district.
The job fair was set up to encourage local small and minority owned businesses to learn more about the project and allow subcontractors to link up with the firms bidding on the project.
Chief Infrastructure and Development Officer Heath Lloyd said, “The Arena project is a transformative project for Savannah and will be a catalyst for growth in the Arena Redevelopment District. This event represented an opportunity to connect local businesses, both large and small, with the company that will manage the development of the Savannah Arena.”
Manuel Dominguez with the City's Office of Business Opportunity added, “We want to work with our small, local and disadvantaged businesses to ensure that there are opportunities for businesses throughout our community at every stage of the Arena construction project."
The 9-thousand seat arena is expected to cost about 160-million dollars and take a little more than three years to build.