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Augusta Economic Development Authority hires project manager

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The Augusta Economic Development Authority has hired a new project manager.

Scott J. Poag, who most recently worked for the Pitt County Development Commission in Greenville, N.C., will begin his new post on Aug. 12.

Poag’s job will be working with state economic development project managers, utility project managers and national site selection consultants to bring projects to Augusta.

For three years, the Morehead City, N.C., native worked with economic development projects in Pitt County. He also managed the Technology Enterprise Center of Eastern North Carolina, a technology-based incubator that worked with the East Carolina University’s Brody School of Medicine.

“Scott has the experience and background in economic development that we were looking for in a new project manager,” said Walter Sprouse, the authority’s executive director. “Scott recognizes the tremendous competition in the economic development arena, and his background in bioscience, technology transfer and traditional manufacturing is a plus.”

Robbie Bennett, who was named director of the Columbia County Development Authority in March, formerly served as the authority’s project manager.

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countyman
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countyman 07/24/13 - 12:46 pm
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Welcome to the city of high tech

Well he came to the land of opportunity... The majority of residents only know what they report on the news, but Augusta is full of new construction all over the place with more to come...

I drove past earlier today, and the Walgreens/3 acre development is moving along in South Augusta.

I guess the developers across the US don't read the Augusta Chronicle lol..

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triscuit 07/24/13 - 12:56 pm
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"I guess the developers

"I guess the developers across the US don't read the Augusta Chronicle "

....gosh, I hope not.

GnipGnop
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GnipGnop 07/24/13 - 12:57 pm
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I think you meant

Welcome to the city of high TAX!

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Riverman1 07/24/13 - 01:03 pm
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Maybe after he gains

Maybe after he gains experience he will move onto Columbia County like Robbie Bennett.

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David Parker 07/24/13 - 01:57 pm
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rimshot

You wrong 4 dat Rman

Riverman1
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Riverman1 07/24/13 - 05:27 pm
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Haha...David P thinks I joke.

Haha...David P thinks I joke. Have you ever heard of any county worker going from Columbia to Richmond? That's like someone retiring from a job in the south and moving to New York. Doesn't happen.

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Pops 07/24/13 - 05:32 pm
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Who pays his

salary? I'm sure it's not much. Not tax money, I hope.

Gage Creed
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Gage Creed 07/25/13 - 09:16 pm
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It's a good thing we have

It's a good thing we have posters that know-it-all, and are not afraid to embellish the story... or hide the facts to enhance the experience.

Gage Creed
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Gage Creed 07/25/13 - 09:41 pm
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I wonder if Mr. Poag can tell

I wonder if Mr. Poag can tell us about those non-descript office trailers parked in a field across Gordon Highway near the former Regency Mall?

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