Community Accolades


We are proud of our community’s accomplishments and our ability to locate top-notch companies, such as Starbucks, Unisys, Automatic Data Processing, Electrolux, Venator and hundreds more. When it comes to workforce, companies come to Augusta. It takes a team - utilities, government officials, consultants, state project managers, and our board and staff - to make it happen.

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Live Career ranked Augusta #4 on its 2018 list of "Best Paying Cities for Engineer Jobs"  in the U.S.

Forbes ranked Augusta #85 on its 2016 national list for Cost of Doing Business, #130 in Job Growth, #157 in Education, and #161 as one of its “Best Places for Business and Careers.”

U.S. News and World Report ranked Augusta’s University Hospital #3 of all hospitals in Georgia and as “High Performing” in six adult procedures/conditions.

U.S. News and World Report ranked several of Augusta University’s graduate and professional programs among the top in the nation in its 2017 “Best Graduate Schools” rankings.

Children’s Hospital of Georgia (CHOG), in Augusta, was the highest performing children’s hospital in the nation in quality and safety, according to the 2016 Quality and Safety Management Report from the University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) – an alliance of the nation’s leading nonprofit academic medical centers. ranks Augusta #8 in the nation on its 2015 list of “Best Cities to Start a Business.”

Southern Business & Development magazine named Augusta to a pair of their “Top Ten” lists for 2015. Augusta was included in the “Ten Sizzling Mid-Market Economies” in the South, and “Ten Places in the South to Hire Vets.” named Augusta as one of the most affordable housing markets in the United States for first-time homebuyers, based on the 20%+ growth of millennials to the area and the percentage of down payment needed to purchase a new home.

Augusta was named as one of the best places in the United States for engineers, according to San Francisco-based consumer and financial organization NerdWallet. The consumer advocacy website recently conducted a study to identify the best places for engineers in the U.S. – and Augusta ranked #14 in the Top Twenty.

  • U.S. News & World Report
  • Forbes
  • NerdWallet
  • Southern Business and Development
  • WalletHub