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In am writing in support of Project Jackson. This worthwhile project is most important for one reason: jobs.

The economy in this area has not improved in the past few years. This project would provide a measurable economic benefit to the entire CSRA. The construction phase would bring high-paying, skilled-labor jobs and the resultant ballpark, restaurants, hotel and retail facilities would bring much-needed service jobs for many affected by the ongoing recession.

Augusta’s loss will be Aiken County’s gain. Do the right thing, Aiken County Council, and approve Project Jackson for the jobs it will bring to our CSRA.

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dpatt.marine1
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dpatt.marine1 09/03/13 - 07:57 am
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Augusta will gain more than

Augusta will gain more than it will lose if the team moves across the river. The current venue is located in a not so attractive area off a main road, at times it is an inconvenience to visit the stadium. By putting it in North Augusta, not does it improve the overall location and accessibility of the stadium but it saves the city money. This is honestly the best move, rather than move the team to another area.

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Brad Owens 09/03/13 - 08:27 am
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Dreaming..

These are always touted as "job creators" yet the questions of what type of jobs, what will they pay and full/part time never get answered.

I am not against this project, I may even support it, but not because of some phony propaganda about jobs.

soapy_725
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soapy_725 09/03/13 - 09:15 am
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Location, location, location. Inaccessible, inaccessible, inacc
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Location, location, location. Inaccessible, inaccessible, inacc

soapy_725
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soapy_725 09/03/13 - 09:16 am
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Not the original intent of the neighborhood. Quiet. Peaceful.
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Not the original intent of the neighborhood. Quiet. Peaceful.

soapy_725
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soapy_725 09/03/13 - 09:18 am
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Provide for the common defense, build $$$ entertainment
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venues, promote the general welfare, secure libertities

soapy_725
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soapy_725 09/03/13 - 09:19 am
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Guvmit entertainment is in the Constitution. Yea, Right.
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Guvmit entertainment is in the Constitution. Yea, Right.

TrukinRanger
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TrukinRanger 09/03/13 - 07:02 pm
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Jobs? I seriously doubt it
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Jobs? I seriously doubt it would be local companies doing the main construction- they'd more than likely bring in the engineers, managers, architects from outside of Augusta. What will be left will be distributed between locals. Though I don't hate the idea of the stadium down there, I worry about the traffic and a lack of a plan. Everyone knows SC has crazy zoning laws... single wide next to a million dollar house.

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Darby 09/04/13 - 03:20 pm
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Why is it that every single proposal that some

politician comes up with always brings jobs, tourists and industry to the city?

Until they don't.

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