Augusta climbs in best performing cities index

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The Augusta metro area climbed 39 spots in a California-based research group’s annual ranking of best performing cities.

Augusta moved from 121st in 2008 to 82nd in the Milken Institute/Greenstreet Real Estate Partners Best Performing Cities Index.

The index ranks U.S. metropolitan areas by how well they are creating and sustaining jobs and economic growth. Components include job, wage and salary and technology growth.

The category that Augusta ranked the highest – 23rd in the nation among large cities – was one-year growth in high-tech output compared to gross domestic product. The Augusta area also scored well in five-year high-tech output and annual job growth.

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RIPAmerica
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RIPAmerica 12/08/09 - 10:09 am
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The CSRA (not Augusta) is

The CSRA (not Augusta) is indeed an EXCELLENT place to be if you are in the information technology/consumer electronics trade. There is a real shortage of qualified technicians and that works just great for me and mine. If we had a Federal Gov who didn't think profit was a dirty word, I'd hire five techs tomorrow. Instead, I'll just take it all to the bank for me and mine. Merry Christmas.

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Riverman1 12/08/09 - 10:14 am
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Yep, it's about the CSRA, but

Yep, it's about the CSRA, but Richmond Cty is actually doing quite well with ADP off Wheeler Rd and the ASA at Ft. Gordon.

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reader54 12/08/09 - 10:23 am
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RIP: Charity is an option.

RIP: Charity is an option.

Notreally
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Notreally 12/08/09 - 10:31 am
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I wonder where do we stand on

I wonder where do we stand on ONLINE race relations?

herewego
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herewego 12/08/09 - 11:16 am
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Is there something other than

Is there something other than race people in Augusta can talk about? Dang, enough, people are people and we want the same things basically. Jeez.

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formeraugres 12/08/09 - 12:39 pm
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herewego - small minds do not

herewego - small minds do not know anything to talk about but race - its so sad. Their mentality is limited.

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lifelongresidient 12/08/09 - 01:48 pm
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this is good for the citizens

this is good for the citizens and businesses in augusta..but the sad part is those 10 brain dead morons on the 8th floor will now walk around with their chests stuck out and heads held high "glad-handing each other and all thier yes-men/women taking credit that should for the most part go to FT GORDON and the impact it has on the local economy. meanwhile they continue to act like children and tax and spend us into the poor house

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corgimom 12/08/09 - 09:06 pm
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"Scored well" in job growth-

"Scored well" in job growth- and the job growth was negative. I don't understand that part.

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