Atlanta continues to develop and expand the airport. This draws more international companies to the Atlanta area due to the ease of more direct flights around the world. With the expansion of the Panama Canal, the growth of the Savannah port, and focus on travel and logistics within the Atlanta area, the Southeast provides an excellent opportunity for new or re-locating companies. In general, there has been a population growth in the Southeast with more people moving toward the Sun Belt. As more people move to the region, it drives demand for business, and nearby distribution centers to fulfill orders same or next day. Companies and DCs tend to follow population growth.