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New Economic Development coming to Augusta?

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In the Chronicle this morning:

"In fact, Copenhaver said he's aware of a "major economic development deal that should be made public in the not-too-distant future," and that he recently received a phone call from a "big-time manufacturing company that is interested in locating to our fair city."

Anyone have any insight into either of these two?

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Im guessing but possibly a new large Hotel Downtown? Isnt the Watermark project planning a hotel for their property? Maybe a brand has been confirmed. Total speculation though.

Have no clue on the manufacturing development though....

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I hope the major economic development deal & the big time manufacturing company are fortune 500 companies or atleast fortune 100. Augusta needs a fortune 500 company to make its headquarters here, i think the growth will are seeing now would be trumph a 100 times over if that were to happen.

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This is some info from a forbes magazine

A great diversity of companies are located in Augusta-Richmond County, including E-Z-GO Textron, International Paper, Tyco Healthcare/Kendall, Kellogg’s, Thermal Ceramics, PCS Nitrogen, Solvay Advanced Polymers, General Chemical, Monsanto, CRL Warehouse & Logistics Company, Procter and Gamble, Ruetgers Organics, NutraSweet, DSM, Electrolux, Castleberry’s. SOLO/Sweetheart Cup, Olin, Con-Agra, US Battery and FedEx Ground’s new regional facility.

Augusta was rated 19 out of 150 metropolitan areas by Forbes magazine as the best in the cost of doing business, which includes price of labor, energy, taxes, and office space.

In the 2007 issue of Expansion Magazine, Augusta MSA was ranked 36 out of 362 hottest cities for manufacturing expansions and relocations.

Augusta was ranked as the country’s 43rd best in new job creation for 2006 out of 300+ cities in figures released in January 2007 by the Milken Institute.

all these companies have facilities in augusta, could one of them be making augusta their headquarters, or eastcoast heardquarters.




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