Cost of Doing Business

Ranked Nationally for Sucess

The Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC MSA has been ranked #85 in the nation by Forbes Magazine for Cost of Doing Business, and #161 on Forbes’ list of Best Places for Business and Careers.

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The Augusta Region’s Advantages


  • Tier Two Job Tax Credits of $3,000 each year per new job created for five years
  • Low state corporate tax rate – flat 5.75%
  • Low state and local tax burden, below the national average
  • Low-cost utilities
  • Low union representation in manufacturing – only 2.7% state-wide
  • Competitive wage rates
  • Low real estate costs