We're Built for Business
There are 7 sectors of the economy we consider to be the backbone of Augusta’s ongoing development. We continue to see healthy growth as our community reinforces the support of each area.
Companies That Call Augusta Home
We’ve long been a hot spot for Advanced Manufacturing. Companies initially attracted to Augusta’s business friendly environment have found a complimentary and highly skilled, trainable workforce – a perfect recipe for growth. It’s why enterprises like E Z Go, Starbucks, Cardinal Health, Graphic Packaging, and Ferrarra call Augusta home.
Experts have called Augusta Regional Airport the "most aggressive airport in the State of Georgia in terms of positioning themselves for growth." That’s a bold statement. But, when you take into consideration our advantageous geographic location, ample acreage for development and 8,001 foot runway (which can accommodate any aircraft manufactured today), you see why Augusta maintains a constant pipeline of projects in the aerospace industry.
To successfully host a sizeable chemical manufacturing sector, you’ve gotta have seriously robust water and sewer. Augusta has just that – water capacity in excess of 36 million gallons per day and sewer clocking in at 16 – enough to handle the needs of almost any chemical manufacturer.
Now more than ever, smart practice and efficient leveraging of resources are crucial in food manufacturing. Augusta’s proximity to producers and distributors makes us a prime location for companies looking to create synergies around their operations. We’re helping feed the world.
Companies such as Automatic Data Processing, Sitel, Delta Airlines, Unisys, Comcast, T-Mobile, Electrolux, Teleperformance, and WOW Communications all have customer service and managed service facilities in Augusta. Why? Because, with three higher education institutions and a major military installation, we have a deep, educated workforce with the soft skills needed to get this niche job done. Augusta Technical College even has a Customer Service Certificate as part of their course offerings. How may we help you?
Cybersecurity & Data Centers
Augusta is home to the United States Army Cyber Command, which has created a massive public/private partnership around information technology. Over 100 defense companies operate here to coordinate their efforts with Fort Gordon, which houses the second largest National Security Agency facility in the world. Also home of the United States Army Signal School and the United States Army Cyber Center of Excellence, Augusta supports this future-looking industry through an incredibly advanced data and fiber infrastructure.
You can get there from here. Augusta has abundant road infrastructure in every direction including Interstate 20, Interstate 520, and a short drive to Interstate 95, and Interstate 77. The bustling ports of both Savannah, Georgia and Charleston, South Carolina are both less than 150 miles away. Augusta Regional Airport provides daily service to Atlanta, Charlotte, Washington DC and Dallas airports via Delta and American Airlines. However, if you wanted to drive to Atlanta, Charleston, Charlotte, or Savannah, it’d take you about 2 hours.