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”.
Augusta’s International Companies
|Air Liquide America||France||GIW Industries||Germany|
|Arcadis U.S., Inc.||Netherlands||Lafarge Materials||France|
|Airco Industrial Gases||United Kingdom||Loomis Fargo||Sweden|
|Augusta Newsprint/Resolute Forest Products||Canada||Linde/Holox||Germany|
|Augusta Woodlands Corporation||Canada||Lockwood Greene PCS||Germany|
|Barrett Turbine Engine Company||United Kingdom||Medtronic USA, Inc.||Ireland|
|Bimbo Bakeries USA, Inc.||Mexico||PCS Nitrogen||Canada|
|Boral Bricks||Australia||Resolute Fp Augusta LLC||Canada|
|Carole Fabrics||Netherlands||Ritz Instruments Transformers||Germany|
|Solvay Advanced Polymers||Belgium||Siemens Building Technologies||Germany|
|Dassault Aircraft Services Corp.||France||T-Mobile USA, Inc.||Germany|
|EKA Chemicals||Sweden||Thermal Ceramics||United Kingdom|
|Electrolux Home Products||Sweden||Unimin||Germany|
|FinnChem USA||Finland||Waterco U.S.A., Inc.||Australia|
|Fraser West Timber Co Ltd||Canada|
|Source: Georgia Department of Economic Development 2017
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