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Old 12-06-2012, 06:02 PM
 
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Metro Augusta ranks second in high-tech job growth

Metro Augusta ranks second in high-tech job growth | The Augusta Chronicle
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Old 12-07-2012, 12:19 AM
 
Location: Augusta, GA ''The fastest rising city in the southeast''
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I've been saying the future economy of Augusta is clearly high tech. The technology facility, Starbucks, NSA, Bridgestone, Rockwood, & Cancer Center will help speed up things even more.

The GGHF site is 17 acres so that's going to become a small high tech community downtown.
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Old 12-07-2012, 12:27 AM
 
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I've been saying the future economy of Augusta is clearly high tech. The technology facility, Starbucks, NSA, Bridgestone, Rockwood, & Cancer Center will help speed up things even more.

The GGHF site is 17 acres so that's going to become a small high tech community downtown.
What is high tech about Starbucks?! And Bridgestone for that matter?!
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:34 AM
 
Location: Augusta, GA ''The fastest rising city in the southeast''
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What is high tech about Starbucks?! And Bridgestone for that matter?!
The future jobs associate with the two plants under construction(i.e engineering)....

Everything about the new Starbucks plant is high tech.. They've purchased 100 acres in order to expand in the future, and it's the first soluble facility in the US... The Starbucks plant won the 2012 'Deal of the Year' in Georgia, because the salaries are 30% higher than the average salary in Augusta.

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Starbucks landed in Augusta/Richmond County, bringing jobs with salaries about 30 percent higher than the average pay there.

Starbucks Georgia Factory Jolts U.S. Manufacturing
The plant will be Starbucks' fifth in the U.S. While most American manufacturers are now located overseas, Starbucks and a handful of companies are bucking the trend and rediscovering old industrial towns like Augusta, where they say skilled, high-tech labor is easier to find than it is in foreign countries. The 140 jobs -- 75 percent of which will be maintenance and engineering technicians -- will pay well and require advanced skills, according to Gibbons.

"These isn't your grandfather's factory with thousands of people in it," said Gibbons. "It's not manual labor. People have to learn a lot about the processes."
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Old 12-07-2012, 10:23 AM
 
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The future jobs associate with the two plants under construction(i.e engineering)....

Everything about the new Starbucks plant is high tech.. They've purchased 100 acres in order to expand in the future, and it's the first soluble facility in the US... The Starbucks plant won the 2012 'Deal of the Year' in Georgia, because the salaries are 30% higher than the average salary in Augusta.

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Starbucks landed in Augusta/Richmond County, bringing jobs with salaries about 30 percent higher than the average pay there.

Starbucks Georgia Factory Jolts U.S. Manufacturing
The plant will be Starbucks' fifth in the U.S. While most American manufacturers are now located overseas, Starbucks and a handful of companies are bucking the trend and rediscovering old industrial towns like Augusta, where they say skilled, high-tech labor is easier to find than it is in foreign countries. The 140 jobs -- 75 percent of which will be maintenance and engineering technicians -- will pay well and require advanced skills, according to Gibbons.

"These isn't your grandfather's factory with thousands of people in it," said Gibbons. "It's not manual labor. People have to learn a lot about the processes."
Google any Starbucks plants all of there plants is high tech most of every thing is robotic. It not the same as going through a drive through line to order a coffee.
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Old 12-07-2012, 02:05 PM
 
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OK I was just asking, you don't think of grinding coffee beans as "high tech."
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Old 12-07-2012, 04:45 PM
 
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Pretty much all manufacturing today has a significant high-tech component to it. But since this study only looked at high-tech growth up until 2011, none of the more recent developments--Starbucks, Bridgestone, NSA, etc.--counts for Augusta. Maybe jobs created at GHSU, SRS, etc. are what gave Augusta its boost from 2006-2011 (the category in which it ranked 2nd nationwide)?
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Old 12-07-2012, 05:15 PM
 
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Pretty much all manufacturing today has a significant high-tech component to it. But since this study only looked at high-tech growth up until 2011, none of the more recent developments--Starbucks, Bridgestone, NSA, etc.--counts for Augusta. Maybe jobs created at GHSU, SRS, etc. are what gave Augusta its boost from 2006-2011 (the category in which it ranked 2nd nationwide)?
True, I was more or less talking about the number of future jobs in the sector. All of the one's you've mentioned above including Plant Vogtle, etc.

2006-2011 probably included SRS, Medical District, ESI, Rural Sourcing, bio tech companies, etc...
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Old 12-07-2012, 05:22 PM
 
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I always knew Augusta was headed for a more industrial future, but I didn't expect them to take spot number two. Ironically, I first heard about this while fishing through GHSU's newsfeed. I'm glad that Augusta will join Atlanta in becoming tech-powerhouses.

Although I was a little when I heard Dr. Azziz claiming the title as a direct result of GHSU's involvement. I don't think it's the case. I'm sure GHSU had a lot to say in the title, but I don't think it was the only reason.
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Old 12-07-2012, 05:51 PM
 
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If we can land this high tech company it will take us over the Top.

http://m.chronicle.augusta.com/news/...s-us-next-year
Apple is latching on to a trend that could see many jobs move back to the U.S., said Hal Sirkin, a partner with The Boston Consulting Group. He noted that Lenovo Group, the Chinese company that’s neck-and-neck with Hewlett-Packard Co. for the title of world’s largest PC maker, announced in October that it will start making PCs and tablets in the U.S.
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