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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...

Tax-preparation software company TaxSlayer plans to move about 100 employees to the Downtown Family Y building it recently bought. TaxSlayer President Brian Rhodes said Monday the actual move will be up to a year away because “there are a lot of details to finalize.” The company purchased the 94-year-old building at 945 Broad St. from the family Y of Greater Augusta on...

Medical College of Georgia Foundation is tearing down the Kroger on 15th Street as it readies the surrounding 23 acres for a mixed-use development, foundation President Ian Mercier said Thursday. Short-term, the vacant, 35-year-old grocery was a liability, but removing it also shows progress toward creating a “clean slate; a clean campus” to market to developers, Mercier said. Augusta radio pioneer George...

In light of the $60 million investment the state is making in the Georgia Cyber Innovation and Training Center, Augusta University is “upping our game” in cyber and computer sciences programs by creating a new school, President Brooks Keel announced Thursday morning. AU will create the School of Computer and Cyber Sciences, making it the university’s 10th separate college or school,...

It’s not just cyber jobs. Col. Todd Turner needs plumbers. Fort Gordon’s garrison commander said Tuesday that the projected growth of the U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence will touch several areas of business and economic growth. “I’ve been here about two years,” Turner said at the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce’s Women in Business Luncheon. “And I can tell you what I’ve...

Two Augusta business leaders who pitched the idea of the original $50 million Georgia Cyber Innovation and Training Center to Gov. Nathan Deal just last December will be honored with their names on the building, Deal revealed Monday at the official groundbreaking for the center. James M. Hull and William D. McKnight’s names will now grace the building as “planters of...

Even before its formal groundbreaking Monday, work is well underway on the $50 million Georgia Cyber Innovation and Training Center on the Augusta University Riverfront campus. The mission of the center – to provide cybersecurity education and training to students. and a wide variety of workers – has also begun and is taking shape as well, said Calvin Rhodes, executive...

AU lease agreement gives it naming rights to the old Wells Fargo building. Augusta University’s name recognition is about to get bigger. And taller. AU’s health system has entered a lease agreement for office space in the former Wells Fargo building downtown that grants the school exclusive naming rights for Augusta’s third-tallest building. “It’s a premier building in downtown Augusta and gives a tremendous...