Augusta, Georgia: Some of the Best Bones in the Southeast.
A Well Connected City
Few places are as ideally located as Augusta. The city sits on I-20 between Atlanta and Columbia, with every major artery of Southeastern Interstate within easy reach, especially I-95 and I-77. In addition to fantastic access to the highways, we’re a stone’s throw (less than 150 miles) from the ports of Savannah and Charleston. Add direct daily flights from Bush Field to Atlanta, Charlotte, Washington DC and Dallas and 2 hour drives to Hartsfield International and Douglas International Airports and it’s easy to see why Augusta is firmly established as a thriving hub for the logistics industry.
We’ve Got the Power
Augusta is also extremely fortunate to be in close proximity to Plant Vogtle, Georgia Power’s nuclear power facility, which, upon completion of units 3 and 4 in 2021, will become the largest power station of its kind in the United States. In neighboring Burke County, Vogtle’s net annual output is currently around 20,000 GWh.
One of the biggest jewels in Augusta’s crown is our low housing cost. Here, a broad variety of options are available, encompassing everything from new TND neighborhoods to established communities of antebellum and craftsman style homes. Our market is more than 50% less than the national average, complimenting the low cost of living and doing business in Augusta.
Augusta University is Georgia's health sciences university, offering resources and services for those throughout the state and beyond. The institution offers continuing education courses, community seminars, workshops and health fairs; tours for the community and prospective students; organizations to strengthen AU's bond with the community; and many other resources.
Augusta University has a genuine interest in, and a commitment to, economic development in Augusta. The Office of Technology Transfer & Economic Development is the home of the business incubator in the newest research building on the AU campus. The incubator, known as the Life Sciences Business Development Center (LSDBC), occupies most of the second floor in the Interdisciplinary Research Building on campus. It has approximately 16,000 gross square feet of space that accommodate the incubator and the technology transfer offices.
Eleven other hospitals in the area include Doctor’s Hospital, Walton Rehabilitation Hospital, two VA Hospitals, Trinity Hospital, University Hospital, and Select Medical Hospital. The Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta is the largest burn center in the United States and the third largest in the world.
Augusta Public Transit can get you just about anywhere you want to go with 9 fixed routes throughout Richmond County, access to Para transit service, and the Richmond Rural Transit service, which provides non-urban areas of the county with public van transportation on an appointment-only basis.
For more information on routes and schedules, visit www.augustaga.gov/Transit