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”.

Augusta’s International Companies

FACILITY COUNTRY     COUNTRY
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
Biotest Pharmaceuticals Germany     Prayon Belgium
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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