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Old 12-18-2017, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Augusta, GA ''The fastest rising city in the southeast''
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Im talking about the number of jobs added. The Cyber Command, Augusta Cyberworks, TaxSlayer, and Starbucks(expanding) are under construction. These are jobs being added in the future the workforce.

Nobody said Aiken County is not attracting jobs. It's nowhere on the level of Richmond County.

SRS is a bigger employer. However, Plant Vogtle is an over $14 billion project. The new jobs are being created at Plant Vogtle and not SRS. Whether it's construction, wielding, electrician, etc. SRS is not creating as many new jobs compared to Plant Vogtle. You got entire RV parks used for contractors from out of state working at Plant Vogtle.
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Old 12-18-2017, 11:43 AM
 
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Im talking about the number of jobs added. The Cyber Command, Augusta Cyberworks, TaxSlayer, and Starbucks(expanding) are under construction. These are jobs being added in the future the workforce.

Nobody said Aiken County is not attracting jobs. It's nowhere on the level of Richmond County.

SRS is a bigger employer. However, Plant Vogtle is an over $14 billion project. The new jobs are being created at Plant Vogtle and not SRS. Whether it's construction, wielding, electrician, etc. SRS is not creating as many new jobs compared to Plant Vogtle. You got entire RV parks used for contractors from out of state working at Plant Vogtle.
So your belief is Augusta has created more jobs than South Carolina's big 3. And I'm asking you to post evidence. It's not true. It's puffery at best.
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Old 12-18-2017, 01:10 PM
 
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Im talking about the number of jobs added. The Cyber Command, Augusta Cyberworks, TaxSlayer, and Starbucks(expanding) are under construction. These are jobs being added in the future the workforce.

Nobody said Aiken County is not attracting jobs. It's nowhere on the level of Richmond County.

SRS is a bigger employer. However, Plant Vogtle is an over $14 billion project. The new jobs are being created at Plant Vogtle and not SRS. Whether it's construction, wielding, electrician, etc. SRS is not creating as many new jobs compared to Plant Vogtle. You got entire RV parks used for contractors from out of state working at Plant Vogtle.
And yet it's very possible that the brakes will be put on Plant Vogtle expansion very soon: Plant Vogtle decision nears as calls to cancel grow | SavannahNow

If the expansion continues, Plant Vogtle will still have a lot less permanent employees than SRS. Removing the SC side of the Augusta metro would constitute a huge blow to the region.

At any rate, that headline is extremely sensational at best. I mean it's good that Augusta is posting some great numbers but come on...
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Old 06-11-2018, 10:11 AM
 
Location: Soda City
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Im talking about the number of jobs added. The Cyber Command, Augusta Cyberworks, TaxSlayer, and Starbucks(expanding) are under construction. These are jobs being added in the future the workforce.

Nobody said Aiken County is not attracting jobs. It's nowhere on the level of Richmond County.

SRS is a bigger employer. However, Plant Vogtle is an over $14 billion project. The new jobs are being created at Plant Vogtle and not SRS. Whether it's construction, wielding, electrician, etc. SRS is not creating as many new jobs compared to Plant Vogtle. You got entire RV parks used for contractors from out of state working at Plant Vogtle.
I don’t know. Growth in Augusta seemed non existent when I visited about a month ago. It felt like driving through an eternally rundown slum. I was shocked that how, south of the “main road” (don’t remember the name of it, but had the “tall” buildings) there were so many empty grass lots. Whereas everywhere I go in say, Columbia or Lexington, something’s being done. Somethings being built or repaved or whatever. I’ll give you just a partial list of roads being repaved and widened. There’s I-26, the entire length through Cola, being resurfaced. I-20 being widened about 20 miles and then resurfaced about another 2 or 3, I-77 becoming 4 lanes from three for a couple miles. Lake Murray Boulevard, North Lake Drive, among others getting resurfaced. Then in the next two years, work starts on Malfunction Junction (look it up if you don’t know, but redoing the 26/20 interchange and widening 26 to four lanes from roughly mm97 to mm108 and completely redoing several major interchanges including the one for downtown and the mall. It’ll cost about 1.5 billion), as well as the SC 6 one way pair, which will turn S.C. 6 into two, two lane one ways through Lexington. And all that’s just a fraction of one city in S.C. Whereas I didn’t even notice parking meters in Augusta. But sure, that’s our biggest savior.

Just think for a moment about how much just road construction is going to pump into the economy. All of those paychecks people will get for paving and resurfacing, which they’ll spend locally. People who hate going places to spend money now doing so, because the roads aren’t bad.
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Old 06-11-2018, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Augusta, GA ''The fastest rising city in the southeast''
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If you really live in Columbia. Why do you keep reviving these older threads to post the exact same false statements.

I don't know where you drove through in Augusta, but you mentioned I-20.

How can you not see the brand new Sprouts shopping center off I-20? Columbia doesn't even have one.

How did you miss the 7-8 story Hyatt House downtown?

How can someone not see two 5 story buildings on the riverfront?
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Old 06-11-2018, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Augusta, GA ''The fastest rising city in the southeast''
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This is like the fourth old thread you've revived. Not sure what your trying to prove.

http://www.city-data.com/forum/augus...ta-doesnt.html

http://www.city-data.com/forum/augus...lumbia-sc.html

http://www.city-data.com/forum/city-...l#post51843368
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Old 06-11-2018, 11:36 AM
 
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First it’s about 8-9 miles of I20 being widened, not 20.

Second, what does road resurfacing have to do with the growth of a region or city?
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Old 06-11-2018, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Soda City
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If you really live in Columbia. Why do you keep reviving these older threads to post the exact same false statements.

I don't know where you drove through in Augusta, but you mentioned I-20.

How can you not see the brand new Sprouts shopping center off I-20? Columbia doesn't even have one.

How did you miss the 7-8 story Hyatt House downtown?

How can someone not see two 5 story buildings on the riverfront?
Because I had an evil person I went to USC with who was from Disgusta so every chance I get I rub their nose in it because they were so proud of the place. And all I know is, I passed the medical college headed down a road that didn’t run north-south or east-west. Then I left using a half loop onto US1. Trust me, I’ll never visit such a mess again. A 7-8 story Hyatt? Columbia just got its second Aloft which is just as tall. One downtown and by the mall. And that’s not Columbia’s fault. The sprouts was gonna go in Irmo. But the mayor there ran them off. And old threads? So 6 months is old? Better warn my nephew he’s ancient. Face it, i rehash old threads like people from Disgusta rehash that it’s a good place. It’s honestly, most probable, one of the worst places in the southeast to live with almost stagnant growth. And because I’m not obsessed with whatever is going on in that miserable town, I comment on a lot of stuff later than when it was posted. But if you all would bother to check the Columbia forum once or twice a year, you’d see I post rigorously there. Have fun living halfway to nowhere.
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Old 06-11-2018, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Soda City
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First it’s about 8-9 miles of I20 being widened, not 20.

Second, what does road resurfacing have to do with the growth of a region or city?
I mean, Berkeley County is putting in a whole exit on I-26 for Volvo, and good roads attract companies. Columbia is extending Shop Road for a tire company. So, a lot?
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Old 06-11-2018, 02:27 PM
 
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If you really live in Columbia. Why do you keep reviving these older threads to post the exact same false statements.

I don't know where you drove through in Augusta, but you mentioned I-20.

How can you not see the brand new Sprouts shopping center off I-20? Columbia doesn't even have one.

How did you miss the 7-8 story Hyatt House downtown?

How can someone not see two 5 story buildings on the riverfront?
Columbia's Whole Foods didn't close though and it has Trader Joe's. *shrugs*

I'm still laughing at the ridiculous title of this thread. Just in terms of growth alone, Augusta would be 6th or 7th in SC behind Myrtle Beach, Charleston, Greenville, Columbia, the Charlotte suburbs, and maybe Hilton Head/Beaufort.
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