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Logistics

Georgia Department of Economic Development

Logistics

This week I sat down with Jannine Miller, Director, Center of Innovation for Logistics at the Georgia Department of Economic Development.  We talked about how the state of Georgia places a great deal of priority on maintaining and expanding our transportation infrastructure.  Jannine shared how effective logistics management can foster significant economic development.

She also discussed how the entities that comprise our logistics capabilities across the various modes gives rise to growth opportunities for small businesses around the area.  This comes from the need for “last mile” carriers who can move the freight to its final destination from larger distribution centers, as well as countless other ways to provide vendor/supplier services to larger companies that need to extend their capacity.

We also were pleased to have VP of Business Development for NOWaccount, Kim Humphreys on the show.  We talked about how their merchant services solution provides B2B companies experiencing some delayed payment of invoices access to aging AR funds in 3-5 days for only a 2.5% fee.

With this already-earned capital can fund new growth and/or allow a company to be able to afford to take on larger orders that could otherwise not be possible.

Special Guests:

Jannine Miller, Director, Center of Innovation for Logistics, Georgia Department of Economic Development

Georgia Department of Economic Development

  • Former Transportation Policy Advisor the the Georgia Governor’s Office
  • Previous Executive Director of the Georgia Regional Transportation Authority
  • Former Supply Chain Finance Senior Manager, The Home Depot
  • MBA, Georgia Technical Institute

Kim Humphreys, VP, Business Development/Co-founder, NOWaccount

NOWaccount

  • Published author
  • Founding member, TAG FinTech
  • Previous Chief of Staff, Harbor Payments
  • Over 20 years professional/leadership experience in marketing/leadership roles