Southern Business & Development magazine has named Augusta to a pair of their “Top Ten” lists for 2015, according to the Augusta Economic Development Authority. Augusta was included in the “Ten Sizzling Mid-Market Economies” in the South, and “Ten Places in the South to Hire Vets.”
Michael Randle, Publisher of Southern Business & Development, said, “Augusta has a long and steady reputation for growing the economy, and involving the military and trained veterans as part of their recruitment strategy. Throughout the South, there are communities on the move…cities where economic growth and development are outpacing the rest of the country. Augusta is one of these cities.”
According to Randle, Augusta is “rapidly becoming a hub for technology, thanks to the US Army’s Cyber Center of Excellence at Fort Gordon”. The magazine points to recent locations of MacAulay-Brown, Sabre Systems, Chiron Technology and Unisys, along with advanced manufacturing expansions at DSM, Elanco, Kellogg and Solvay.
The publication also cites Augusta as one of the top places to hire veterans. Randle reports “Not only does our American military keep us safe during their tenure in our armed forces, they keep our economy marking forward after they retire from service.”
“When it comes to workforce, companies come to Augusta” is the slogan used by the Augusta Economic Development Authority for the past three years to promote the outstanding workforce with trained and trainable workers, highlighting the large number of available workers that are retired military.
Southern Business & Development is recognized as the top economic development publication for southern-based recruitment efforts in fifteen southern states, from West Virginia to Florida to Texas and Oklahoma.