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Thursday, April 9, 2015

'Cathedral of golf' helps showcase state to business prospects

Augusta and the Masters Tournament became a marketing tool for the state Thursday for the Red Carpet tour.
By Tim Rausch

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Eighth area Barney's Pharmacy set to open in May

Local independent pharmacy retail chain Barney's Pharmacy will open its eighth metro area location at the end of May inside a former Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant on Furys Ferry Road.
By Tim Rausch

Friday, April 3, 2015

Scuttlebiz: Convention center had $11 million impact in 2014

The head of the Augusta Marriott released the annual report on the Augusta Convention Center for 2014. Darryl Leech is vice president and general manager of the hotel that also manages the ...
By Tim Rausch

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Labor commissioner: Job growth rate more important than unemployment

Georgia’s labor commissioner, Mark Butler, told Augusta manufacturing representatives Wednesday that an able workforce is the message more common from prospects than location and incentive packages.
By Tim Rausch

Monday, March 16, 2015

Augusta's DSM facility will see new ownership

Royal DSM announced a partnership Monday with a global equity firm to take a majority stake of a spinoff company that will control its polymer and resin business.
By Tim Rausch

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Huntsman closing four plants, keeping Augusta in plans

Huntsman Corp., which is building a manufacturing facility in south Augusta, announced plans Thursday to restructure its color pigment business, including the closure of facilities similar to ...
By Tim Rausch

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Banks buy land near Evans center

One of the largest planned community developments in the metro area has attracted the attention of Security Federal Bank and Georgia Bank & Trust.
By Tim Rausch

Monday, Feb. 16, 2015

Urban Outfitters to close area distribution center

Urban Outfitters announced Monday it will close its Edgefield County distribution center once a new center is ready in Pennsylvania.
By Tim Rausch

Friday, Feb. 6, 2015

RadioShack to close mall stores

RadioShack identified its stores in the Augusta Mall and Aiken Mall for closure as part of its bankruptcy proceedings.
By Tim Rausch

Friday, Jan. 30, 2015

Bank owner posts $16.6 million profit

The Augusta-based owner of Georgia Bank & Trust reported a $16.6 million profit for 2014.
By Tim Rausch

Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015

Slight decline in Augusta jobless rate for December

Metro Augusta's unemployment rate declined to 6.5 percent in December, the Georgia Department of Labor reported Thursday.
By Tim Rausch

Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015

Economic breakfast: Augusta tops in job growth

In its annual economic breakfast, Georgia Regents economist said Augusta was the fastest growing metro in Georgia last year in jobs.
By Tim Rausch

Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015

Economists upbeat on jobs, growth in Georgia

Benjamin Ayers, dean of the business college at the University of Georgia, said Georgia will grow faster than the nation this year. If the prediction comes true, it would be the second year that ...
By Tim Rausch

Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015

New Wal-Mart grocery to open Jan. 28

Wal-Mart is poised to open its third new store in the Augusta metro area in less than a year. A Neighborhood Market grocery will open Jan. 28 at 300 S. Belair Road in Mar­ti­nez.
By Tim Rausch

J.C. Penney in Aiken Mall closing in March

J.C. Penney said Wednesday that it is closing its underperforming store at Aiken Mall, displacing 34 employees.
By Tim Rausch

Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015

Building growth expected to stay strong in 2015

2014 was a strong year for economic growth in the Augusta area, and many of the projects begun last year are expected to open in 2015.
By Tim Rausch

Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014

Direct flight from Augusta to D.C. to resume in the spring

American Airlines plans to bring back a direct flight from Augusta Regional Airport to Reagan National in Washington, D.C., in March.
By Tim Rausch

Friday, Dec. 5, 2014

Georgia-Carolina Bancshares shareholders approve acquisition

One of Augusta's oldest locally owned banks will belong to an expanding Atlanta-based financial institution in January.
By Tim Rausch

Friday, Nov. 28, 2014

Gourmet-breakfast restaurants could open in Augusta

I occassionally get calls (or e-mails) from people who've got franchise concepts and want to put a few locations in Augusta, although they don't have a franchisee yet. The latest one is out of ...
By Tim Rausch

Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

Mall has plans to handle traffic

The Augusta Mall is implementing its holiday traffic management plan for this weekend.
By Tim Rausch
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