Augusta has liftoff
Sometimes in history, things just happen in a certain place at a certain time and the result is amazing! Silicon Valley in California, the Financial District in Manhattan, the steel industry in Pittsburgh and the Cyber District in Augusta,GA. Three of these are well known, the fourth will be known to all soon.
We are witnessing nothing short of the equivalent of the industrial revolution. We are watching the transformation of a city into a cyber empire!
Here are a few things going on in Augusta:
- US Army Cyber Command
- Georgia Cyber Center
- Invest Augusta Conference
- Augusta Cyber Institute
- Fort Gordon Cyber District
U.S. Army Cyber Command
This is the 50,000 pound gorilla in the room – the one that will make so much happen for Augusta. Without Cyber Command, I would not be writing this article.
By bringing Cyber Command to town, Augusta has secured it’s future for the next 50 years. The entry of this facility into the Augusta market has attracted, and will continue to attract, brilliant and innovative movers and shakers to the area.
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Georgia Cyber Center
This is no small facility, we are talking about a 100 million dollar facility that will help drive cyber innovation over the next few decades. The facility is located at the old Golf Hall of Fame location. This is the event that sparked me to write this article. I have had meeting after meeting in Augusta over the last 10 years and it has always been about the future. Well the future is now and I realized that we had liftoff when this facility was announced.
Invest Augusta Conference
The Invest Augusta Conference is an annual Conference that focuses on bringing cyber and business together in Augusta,GA. Their slogan is “Where Cyber Meets Business”.
The Invest Augusta Conference showcases the companies, investors and business leaders who are making all of the growth possible for the city and the surrounding areas. The Conference is an excellent opportunity for industry leading cyber and tech companies to build relationships and grow their footprint in the Augusta market.
Augusta University Cyber Institute
Augusta University has the Cyber Institute. We are seeing some great progress from Augusta University. There are a lot of great people behind the scenes that are making this happen.
The NSA granted a large chunk of money to help the Augusta University Cyber Institute which means we should continue to see great things in the future come out of Augusta University. It has changed a lot since I attended the college 25 years ago, going from a small town college to a University which is poised to make it’s mark on the world! The Augusta Cyber Institute is located in the Georgia Cyber Center.
You can follow the Cyber Institute on Twitter @AUG_Cyber.
Fort Gordon Cyber District
The Fort Gordon Cyber District is a two-state, seven-county regional economic development and attraction initiative that supports both the defense and private sector technology, innovation, and growth. You can keep up with the regions progress by following the Cyber District on Twitter: @CyberDistrictFG
The future for Augusta, GA is so bright that it’s almost hard to fully convey the opportunities that exist in the region in this short article. If your company is looking to move to the region and be a part of this exciting time in history, contact Augusta Global Consulting. Both U.S. and international companies are welcome!
Here’s to the future, Augusta! We have Cyber liftoff!