[Past Event] Savannah Rising: Inside The Growing Success of a Small Southern City

Worth brings together some of Savannah’s most engaged and inspiring community leaders to discuss their experiences of what worked, what didn’t and what happens next.

Back in 2000, Savannah, Ga., was a charming small town attracting visitors who’d read Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil or watched celebrity chef Paula Deen on television. Two decades later, Savannah is riding a wave of economic, social and cultural progress, bringing visitors—and businesses—from around the world. How did Savannah chart its growth, and what lessons does its story hold for struggling cities in the era of Covid-19? Join this Worth conversation with three influential Savannahians who’ve helped lift up their city.

Featured guests: Joseph Marinelli, President of Visit Savannah, Trip Tollison, President and CEO of the Savannah Economic Development Authority (SEDA), Vaughnette Goode-Walker, Owner & Operator, Footprints of Savannah Walking Tour.

Worth Moderator: Richard Bradley, Editor-at-Large.


Tuesday, October 6, 3 p.m. ET


Joseph Marinelli President, Visit Savannah
Trip Tollison President & CEO, SEDA
Vaughnette Goode-Walker Owner & Operator, Footprints of Savannah Walking Tour
Richard Bradley Editor in Chief, Worth
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