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Old 11-03-2014, 09:07 AM
 
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This is definitely huge for Augusta! Its great to see a new company bring so many jobs downtown. The decision of the Army Cyber Command is going to have a huge impact on Augusta. In 10-15 years, I don't think most people of recognize how much Augusta will have changed.

Unisys bringing 700 jobs to Augusta - Atlanta Business Chronicle

 
Old 11-03-2014, 09:50 AM
 
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This is a HUGE win for Augusta, and they're locating downtown at that. Happy for you guys!
 
Old 11-03-2014, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Augusta, GA ''The fastest rising city in the southeast''
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Not only are they moving downtown, but opening along the undeveloped Riverwalk.. Besides the 17 acre GGHF site(belongs to GRU) on the river. There's still a empty train depot and the Watermark site(former $100 million development).
 
Old 11-03-2014, 10:32 AM
 
Location: I-20 from Atlanta to Augusta
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Default The future is here

Its already beginning. Expect similar and much larger announcements like this in the future. Cyber Hill is here.
 
Old 11-03-2014, 10:37 AM
 
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While I expect some companies to locate closer to Fort Gordon, I hope most follow this company's lead and locate downtown.
 
Old 11-03-2014, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Augusta, GA ''The fastest rising city in the southeast''
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While I expect some companies to locate closer to Fort Gordon, I hope most follow this company's lead and locate downtown.
Downtown is winning the job race so far. MacAulay-Brown Inc decided to locate in West Augusta(Atrium building) in the Augusta Exchange area, but the other two job announcements were downtown. Sabre Systems Inc already moved into the Enterprise Mill a few months ago right outside the CBD.

The major problem is the lack of available land right outside Fort Gordon except for the massive amount of land in South Augusta, Grovetown, and Harlem.

Southwest Augusta/Belair area is the most attractive place for new office space related to Fort Gordon. Jimmie Dyess Pkwy is mostly zoned for shopping centers and new residential.. The offices would probably have to open along Gordon Hwy between Jimmie Dyess and Harlem. A new 56 are office park is planned for this side of town.
 
Old 11-03-2014, 01:21 PM
 
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I agree this is HUGE!

Jobs in my mind has been the big question mark for downtown Augusta (as well as other small to mid-sized cites). This is the kind of project that can really invigorate revitalization of the center city and is fills vacant space.
 
Old 11-03-2014, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Macon/Atlanta
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Great News! 700 jobs over the the next few years will be great for that area. As more IT companies move into the area, hopefully they will locate in your downtown. Extra foot traffic will attract more restaurants/retail and more residents, which will equal a thriving downtown. Like Airforceguy said, I would love to see what downtown and Augusta as a whole look like in 10-15 years.
 
Old 11-03-2014, 07:49 PM
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This is definitely great news, nice to see more high paying jobs come to the area. City leaders said that more companies would locate here due to cyber command, definitely good for the economy here.
 
Old 11-03-2014, 09:11 PM
 
Location: Augusta, GA ''The fastest rising city in the southeast''
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We can finally now begin to attract some of the national retailers downtown.. The next few months will be very interesting. The DDA is claiming restaurants like Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse(Columbia & Charleston SC) are waiting for downtown to create some type of controlled parking first before coming here.
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