The AACSB accredited College of Business Administration at Savannah State University proudly introduces the first “African American Economic Outlook.” This event is open to both students and members of the community. The presentation will highlight the significant contribution of Savannah’s African American population to the economic life of the city. The event will be held at the Marriott Savannah Riverfront May 28 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., hosted by the College of Business Administration and the Savannah Business League.

“The major purpose of this presentation is to show the region that the life of Savannah’s African American population creates a significant economic impact on this area,” said Dr. Mostafa Sarhan, Dean of the College of Business Administration. “Other businesses in this community need to get involved. The African American population is a very important element of Savannah’s economy and we are currently looking at different aspects of this impact. We think it’s important and I hope it might create a niche for us at Savannah State University to become somewhat of an authority on the economic impact of Savannah’s African American population.”

The report will include information about the African American population’s buying power and how that compares to the population size as well as to the averages for the state and the nation. The presentation will examine the economic achievements of African Americans in the metropolitan region, including Chatham, Bryan, and Effingham Counties. A broad outline of the performance of Savannah’s African American-owned businesses over the last decade and half will be presented and evaluated. Additionally, the economic status of African Americans within the Metropolitan Savannah Area will be investigated, including data on the contributions of African Americans to the region’s economy as workers, consumers and taxpayers.
The College of Business Administration at Savannah State University is dedicated to delivering quality undergraduate and graduate business education programs to a diverse student population. Out of more than 5,000 business schools around the world, the College is one of 554 accredited schools by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

Today and in the future, the College of Business Administration’s programs and criteria are constantly geared to cater the current business market. The school lays claim to a strong internship program and an advisory board that represents a majority of the industry, including financial and accounting professional organizations. Through innovative instruction, mentoring, applied research, and community involvement, the College will fully develop business graduates who can compete effectively in the public and private sectors.

Recent events open to the community at the College of Business Administration include a new lecture series, the “Executive Exchange,” which began in April and will continue throughout the year, featuring national business executives.
To become a partner with the event, register, or find out more information, please call Ms. Keena Mosley with the College of Business Administration at (912) 356-2836 or Ms. Pat Mathis with the Savannah Business League at (912) 236-0099. For more information about the College of Business Administration or any of their upcoming programs and events, please visit

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