31 Jul 2017 NATIONAL SCIENCE CENTER’S FORT DISCOVERY DEDICATED
4/23/1997: The National Science Center’s Fort Discovery was dedicated. The National Science Center was created under Congressional authority. Augusta Tomorrow, Inc. board members were very influential in this development, and it was one of the projects proposed in the 1995 Master Plan Update.
10/1997: Greater Augusta Progress, Inc. was formed with the help of Augusta Tomorrow, Inc. to address development concerns throughout Richmond County. This broad-based coalition consisted of members of Pride and Progress, Augusta Tomorrow, Inc., elected officials, and Augusta-Richmond County Planning Commission members and staff. Together, this coalition produced a strategic plan for the period 1997-2000. Augusta Tomorrow, Inc. provided the initiative and planning support for this strategic planning effort.
The Greater Augusta Progress, Inc. strategic plan was sharply focused, with a clearly stated mission: “To serve the community-at-large by planning and implementing the revitalization of Augusta.”
Greater Augusta Progress, Inc. commissioned LDR International, Inc. to conduct a strategic assessment of Augusta-Richmond County. The Augusta strategic planning effort was unveiled in April 1998.