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Don’t call the Augusta GreenJackets’ new home a baseball stadium. And don’t think its owners defected to South Carolina to build it. Those are just two of the points the GreenJackets’ president wanted to make as he presented one of the most candid looks yet at the sprawling venue where Augusta minor-league ball – and much, much more – is scheduled to...

Area officials lauded the renovation of one of Augusta’s most historic structures as an important step into what the city’s mayor called “a new phase in our economy.” EDTS, an Augusta-based information technology and cybersecurity firm, and development firm Cape Augusta Digital Properties marked the occasion Tuesday at Sibley Mill. EDTS signed a 10-year lease in May 2016 on a 32,500-square-foot space...

President Trump moved Friday to make U.S. Cyber Command its own independent command in a long-awaited decision. The president issued a statement that he was elevating cyber to “the status of a Unified Combatant Command focused on cyberspace operations. U.S. Army Cyber Command is building a new headquarters at Fort Gordon and is slated to begin its move there next year....

Technically, it was a roaring success. TechNet Augusta – the cybersecurity trade show that just keeps going and just keeps growing – swept into town last week. If you drove downtown and saw crowds of soldiers milling around the Augusta Convention Center, that’s why they were there – for networking, discussions and work sessions centered around cyber and electronic warfare, workforce...

The Alliance for Fort Gordon announced the official launch of the Fort Gordon Cyber District, a new formidable player in America's cyber technology industry offering a rare combination of technological innovation and quality of life. With thousands of cybersecurity jobs relocating to the region, Fortune named Augusta as one of seven potential cybersecurity capitals for the world. Why? The Fort Gordon Cyber...

Southern Business & Development magazine has named Augusta to the South’s top honor as the best “Mid-Market of the Year” in 2017, according to the Augusta Economic Development Authority. In 2015, the magazine named Augusta as one of the “Ten Sizzling Mid-Market Economies” in the South. Michael Randle, Publisher of Southern Business & Development, said, “Augusta garnered the top spot among all medium-sized economic development...

North Augusta’s Planning Commission gave a preliminary OK on Thursday to the Crowne Plaza Hotel development in Riverside Village at Hammond’s Ferry. The approval was conditional because the developer, Greenstone Properties, has yet to submit plans for lighting and landscaping. Interim Planning Director Charles Martin said the “much-anticipated” hotel would be five stories, with 180 rooms, a rooftop bar, meeting spaces, and...

Augusta’s Starbucks plant will undergo a $120 million expansion that will nearly double the five-year-old facility’s footprint and create at least 100 new jobs, the Seattle-based coffee giant announced Thursday. The company will break ground on a 140,000-square-foot addition later this month that is expected to add six new roasting machines to supply whole bean and ground coffee products to Starbucks...

The Augusta Economic Development Authority announced today that Starbucks will nearly double the size of their Augusta manufacturing facility, adding 140,000 square feet to their current 180,000 square feet, and will create up to 100 new jobs. The announcement was made this morning by Starbucks Corporate Headquarters in Seattle. Construction on the new facility will begin this summer and will be completed in the...

This should give you an idea of the demand for downtown Augusta property. When word spread that the Family Y of Greater Augusta was merely thinking about putting its Downtown Y building at 945 Broad St. up for sale, three interested buyers approached the Y unsolicited. At that time, the Y didn’t even have a real-estate agent. It’s just one example of...