Business & Industry

Major Companies Operate in Augusta

Like the magnolias and the great foliage at the Masters, Augusta-Richmond County has a strong mix of a vibrant business climate, a savvy labor force, and superb quality of life. Although thousands of visitors flock to the Masters in the month of April, Augusta is also focused on providing important operating advantages to new and expanding businesses.

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Attracted by the area’s low cost of living and a ready labor force, Augusta maintains a healthy growth in business activity.

A great diversity of companies are located in Augusta-Richmond County, including Textron Specialized Vehicles such as E-Z-GO and Bad Boy Buggies, International Paper, Covidien, Kellogg’s, Thermal Ceramics, PCS Nitrogen, Solvay Advanced Polymers, Starbucks, Huntsman, Unisys, General Chemical, Elanco, Bennett International, Electrolux, Dart Container, Olin, Con-Agra, Finnchem, US Battery, Automatic Data Processing, T-Mobile, FedEx Ground, and many others.

Augusta has been named by BizJournals.com as “The Most Affordable Place in the United States To Own A Home”. Housing in Augusta is approximately 61% of the national average. Overall, the cost of living is about 82% of the national average. This translates into overall lower operating costs for companies, making Augusta even more attractive for new locations.

Also, Southern Business & Development magazine named Augusta as one of the “Top Ten Places in the South With Plenty of Talented Labor.” The 1800-acre Augusta Corporate Park was also named by the publication as one of the “Top Ten SuperSites in the South”.

Customer Service Centers

Company Emp Type of Operation
AT&T Georgia Relay Services 40 HDD, Speech and Hearing
Automatic Data Processing 1219 Software Support
Contract Callers 148 Customer Service
Convergent ER Solutions 305 Customer Service
Delta Air Lines 205 Reservations Center
Electrolux Home Products 522 Customer Service
Greenfield Industries   15 Customer Service
Medac, Incorporated 300 Medical Billing
Palmetto GBA 291 Insurance Processing
SCANA Energy 265 Customer Service
Sears Commercial 200 Order Processing
Security Federal   43 Bank Processing
SITEL 450 Internet/Technical Support
T-Mobile 608 Customer Service
Teleperformance 320 Medicare Support
Unisys 331 Managed Service Center
WOW Communications 375 Customer Service
Vision Mobility   55 Customer Service
UPS Customhouse 497 Customs House Broker
Urban Outfitters 105 Order Processing
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