What sets Augusta apart?

Augusta and the surrounding area offer plenty of opportunity to job seekers, both those with aspirations to own a small business and those simply looking for steady work. The potential for jobs and the safe family atmosphere in the area have helped businesses begin and grow, and it’s a huge selling point according to Dr. Richard “Rick” Franza, dean of the James M. Hull College of Business at Augusta University.

“This is a great place for businesses to set up shop because there are plenty of benefits for businesses,” Franza said. “Our location is close to two ports — which is obviously critical for both bringing in supplies and shipping final products. Augusta is also right on the interstate, a rail system runs through Augusta, and we’re not that far away from a big airport. Augusta is in a really nice location and we’re still growing as far as adding jobs and people.”

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