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“Hub City” designation results in billion-dollar investment

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Summarized by the Alliance for Fort Gordon
Published May 26, 2023

Augusta is one of only five cities chosen for President Joe Biden’s Investment in America project. Fort Gordon, the Medical College of Georgia, and the SRS were cited in the announcement as forming the communities around Augusta, as part of the “Hub City” designation which will result in $1.4 billion in private-sector investments.

The goal of the program is to train workers and connect them to jobs. In addition to Augusta, Baltimore, Maryland, Columbus, Ohio, Phoenix, Arizona, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania will be part of the regional push to ensure a skilled and diverse workforce.

“The Administration’s efforts will focus on preparing and creating pathways for people in Augusta and the surrounding areas to access the good-paying jobs created in the clean energy industry, among others,” according to the Biden Administration fact sheet.

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