Site Selection Names Georgia FTZ a Top Foreign-Trade Zone with Annual Award

ATLANTA, October 30, 2017 – Georgia Foreign-Trade Zone (GFTZ) announced today that it has been awarded the “Top Free Zones Award” for 2017 and named one of the top foreign-trade zones in the U.S. and Canada by Site Selection, an economic development trade magazine.

“Business executives are recognizing the value of lower trade barriers, reduced operating costs, and shortened supply chains though the U.S. Foreign-Trade Zone program – and we’re honored when companies operating in Georgia turn to GFTZ to open those possibilities,” said GFTZ President and CEO Julie Brown. “We take our responsibilities seriously and sincerely appreciate the trust that companies place in our team.”

The magazine’s rankings are based on a confidential survey of site consultants and executives involved in global supply-chain operations. The award was announced concurrently with Site Selection’s designation of Georgia as the top state for business for the fourth year in a row.

Survey respondents voted on the top foreign-trade zones based on proven track record of success with investors; ease-of-access to necessary information; assistance to current and prospective investors; knowledgeable staff; professionality of communications; ability to cater to customers who speak different languages; and the quality of their web presence.

About Georgia Foreign-Trade Zone

Georgia Foreign-Trade Zone (GFTZ) is a private non-profit corporation that serves as the federally appointed grantee with administrative responsibilities over Foreign-Trade Zone #26, serving the majority of Georgia. GFTZ is dedicated to fostering economic growth in Georgia and the U.S. through the U.S. Foreign-Trade Zone program. For more information visit

About Site Selection

Site Selection magazine, published by Conway Data Inc., delivers expansion planning information to 48,000 executives of fast-growing firms. The senior publication in the development field, Site Selection is also available via Site Selection Online. The publication also publishes or co-publishes e-newsletters, including The Site Selection Dispatch, Life Sciences Report, Aerospace Report and Energy Report; Site Selection International; The FDI Report; Trust and the OnSITE Travel blog.