The Augusta Economic Development Authority (AEDA) is the single point of contact for economic development projects in Augusta-Richmond County.
The AEDA is responsible for the recruitment of these new businesses in the areas of industrial, manufacturing, distribution, corporate & regional headquarters, customer service centers, and assistance with other major economic development projects in the county.
The Augusta Economic Development Authority also focuses on military-related companies that will be working with Fort Gordon's new Cyber Command Headquarters.
The AEDA focuses on the existing industries of Richmond County to ensure their continued expansions and retentions.
The AEDA works with neighboring development authorities through the 13-member Unified Development Council of the Augusta Area.