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									                                       INTRODUCTION




A     s a result of Augusta City Government efforts, an Ombudsman program was initiated to help
      define what community development efforts were taking place in Augusta. A number of
economic summits were held that identified the organizations, the missions of these organizations,
their successes and needs and how these organizations worked together. Of special note, although there
were many different organizations identified, during the Ombudsman summits these organizations
came to the conclusion that each was taking a unique roll in community development and outreach
efforts were not overlapping.


At the conclusion of the Ombudsman program, many of these organizations wanted to contact one
another, but there was no one place where all the contact information was housed. The Augusta
Tomorrow board offered to take on this immense project and compile all the data from the
organizations that had participated in the community development summits, add new community
organizations that had developed since the last summit, and put all of this information together in a
user friendly format. As part of that process, it was decided that although many departments in the
Augusta City Government had participated in the summits as well as many of the Community
Housing Development Organizations (CHDOs), they would not be listed separately as they could all
be accessed on the Augusta City website.


Many thanks to the Augusta Technical College Graphics Department for their hard work on this
project. The students were invaluable in finding a way to put all the various pieces of information
together into a usable and pleasing format.


We would also like to thank Phoenix Printing for their tireless assistance on working out the details of
this booklet and providing additional copies to distribute to the community.


We hope you find this booklet valuable as we all work to enhance Augusta’s growth.


Augusta Tomorrow, Inc.
Board of Directors
September 2009
                                                                              INDEX



Economic Development Authorities                                                                                                                                    Page
Development Authority of Richmond County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Downtown Development Authority . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Georgia Medical Center Authority . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10



Community Allies                                                                                                                                                    Page
(Community Allies are organizations that support economic development by working together to make Augusta an attractive
community to live, work and play.)
Armed Forces Communications-Electronics Association (AFCEA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
The Art Factory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Association of Hispanic American Culture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Augusta Canal Authority . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Augusta City Government - Mayor’s Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Augusta Convention & Visitors Bureau . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Augusta Entertainment Complex - James Brown Arena and Bell Auditorium . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Augusta Landmarks, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-3
Augusta Mini Theatre, Inc. Community Arts and Life Skills School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Augusta Museum of History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Augusta Neighborhood Improvement Corporation (ANIC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Augusta Regional Airport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Augusta Sports Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Augusta State University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Augusta Technical College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Augusta Tomorrow, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Banks & Credit Unions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Beulah Grove Baptist Church, Community Resource Center & Lamar Medical Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
CADI, Inc. – Clean Augusta Downtown Initiative . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
CSRA Alliance for Fort Gordon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
CSRA Business League . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
CSRA Business Lending . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
CSRA Regional Commission (CSRA RC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
CSRA Unified Development Authority . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
CSRA Unified Development Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Cambridge College Georgia Regional Center located in Augusta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
The Community Foundation for the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Downtown Advisory Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Downtown Augusta Alliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
ENOPION Theatre Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9




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                                                                                     INDEX



Community Allies (Continued)                                                                                                                                         Page
Fort Gordon and the U.S. Army Signal Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Georgia Department of Economic Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Georgia Department of Labor, Augusta Career Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Georgia Power Community & Economic Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Georgia Tech Enterprise Innovation Institute . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Greater Augusta Arts Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Greater Augusta-Fort Gordon Chapter Association of the United States Army (AUSA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Harrisburg Neighborhood Association/Harrisburg West-End Neighborhood Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Historic Augusta, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
The Imperial Theatre, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Laney Walker Neighborhood Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
The Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Medical College of Georgia (MCG) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
MCG Health, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
MCG Office of Technology Transfer and Economic Development/Life Science Business Development
      Center /The Center of Innovation for Life Sciences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-15
Morris Museum of Art . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
The National Science Center, Inc. & Fort Discovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Oglethorpe/Jordan Place Neighborhood Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Olde Town Neighborhood Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Paine College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Pride and Progress of Augusta-Richmond County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Richmond/Burke Job Training Authority . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Richmond County School System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
SRS Community Reuse Organization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
South Augusta Business @ Breakfast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
South Augusta Redevelopment (SAR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Symphony Orchestra Augusta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs/Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center (SBDC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
University Health Care System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18-19
Walton Rehabilitation Health System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
West Augusta Alliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Westobou Festival . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19




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AUGUSTA’S ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITIES
            & COMMUNITY ALLIES


      Armed Forces Communications-Electronics Association
      (AFCEA)
      Address: PO Box 8054, Fort Gordon, GA 30905
      Website: www.afcea-augusta.org
      Funding: Private
      Primary Responsibility:
      AFCEA is a non-profit membership association serving the military, government, industry and
      academia as an ethical forum for advancing professional knowledge and relationships in the fields of
      communications, information technology, intelligence and global security. Founded in 1946, AFCEA’s
      roots trace back to the American Civil War. Today, AFCEA serves as a bridge between government
      requirements and industry capabilities, representing the top government, industry and military
      professionals in the fields of information technology, communications and intelligence.



      The Art Factory
      Address: PO Box 626, Augusta, GA 30903
      Telephone: 706-731-0008
      Website: www.artfactoryinc.org
      Email: info@artfactoryinc.org
      Funding: City of Augusta, Local Foundation Funding and State of Georgia
      Primary Responsibility:
      The Art Factory is a non-profit arts education organization founded in 1994. The Art Factory’s mission
      is to provide the children of the Augusta community with high quality fine arts educational experiences
      that also promote the development of positive life skills.



      Association of Hispanic American Culture
      Address: PO Box 3203, Augusta, GA 30914
      Website: www.elcervantino.org
      Email: acha@elcervantino.org
      Funding: Membership Fees and the Annual Hispanic Festival in Augusta, GA
      Primary Responsibility:
      A non-profit, incorporated association with a primary goal of preserving and promoting Hispanic culture.



      Augusta Canal Authority
      Address - Mailing: PO Box 2367, Augusta, GA 30903-2367
      Address - Physical: 1450 Greene Street, Suite 400, Augusta, GA
      Telephone: 706-823-0440
      Website: www.augustacanal.com
      Funding: Private, City of Augusta, State of Georgia and Federal
      Primary Responsibility:
      Created by act of the Georgia State Legislature in 1989, the Augusta Canal Authority is the public
      steward of the Augusta Canal, a 13 mile-long historic industrial waterway dating to 1845. The
      Authority’s Master Plan promotes historic preservation, interpretation, education, recreation and
      conservation along the canal’s towpath, trails, waterway and surrounding neighborhoods.


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Augusta City Government - Mayor’s Office
Address: 530 Greene Street, Augusta, GA 30901
Telephone: 706-821-2300
Website: www.augustaga.gov
Funding: Local, State of Georgia and Federal Taxes
Primary Responsibility:
Provides government functions to the City of Augusta and Richmond County.



Augusta Convention & Visitors Bureau
Address - Mailing: PO Box 1331, Augusta, GA 30903-1331
Address - Physical: 1450 Greene St., Suite 110, Augusta, GA 30901
Telephone: 706-823-6600 or 1-800-726-0243
Website: www.augustaga.org
Email: info@augustaga.org
Funding: Lodging Tax, Private Sources, State of Georgia and Federal Grants
Primary Responsibility:
To promote Augusta as a visitor destination by attracting and meeting leisure visitors and fostering
visitor product development to enhance the economic growth of the region. The Augusta Convention
& Visitors Bureau conducts a targeted marketing campaign which includes advertising, publicity and
sales efforts to bring tourists to Augusta.



Augusta Entertainment Complex
James Brown Arena & Bell Auditorium
Address: 601 Seventh St., Augusta, GA 30901
Telephone: 706-722-3521
Website: www.augustaentertainmentcomplex.com
Funding: City of Augusta and Patrons
Primary Responsibility:
To promote events in these two downtown venues that will attract visitors to Augusta and residents to
take advantage of various types of programming.



Augusta Landmarks, Inc.
Telephone: 706-614-0467
Email: deas1957@bellsouth.net
Funding: Private
Primary Responsibility:
To support efforts to save, rehabilitate and maintain Augusta’s downtown historic buildings particularly
those pertaining to the Arts Community.



Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce
Address - Mailing: PO Box 1837, Augusta, GA 30903-1837
Address - Physical: 600 Broad Street Plaza, Augusta, GA 30901
Telephone: 706-821-1300 or 1-888-639-8188
Website: www.augustachamber.net
Funding: Private and State of Georgia


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      Primary Responsibility:
      The Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce serves as an information gateway to the community and
      as a resource to businesses and individuals located in and out of the Augusta Region. Its efforts to
      influence and expand the local economy include programs designed to promote the region, to serve as
      a voice for businesses by advocating for public policy that works to strengthen and enhance our
      economic environment and by helping existing businesses achieve success. Key economic development
      services and programs include: newcomer and visitor information, resources for small businesses
      through the Business Innovation Group (BIG), regional economic development planning and
      participation, promotion of major economic clusters and regional assets, the Manufacturers Exchange,
      Leadership Augusta, Destination 2020, government relations services, workforce development, member
      education and member visibility and promotion.



      Augusta Mini Theatre, Inc.
      Community Arts and Life Skills School
      Address: 2548 Deans Bridge Rd., Augusta, GA 30906-2202
      Telephone: 706-722-0598
PAC   Website: www.augustaminitheatre.com
      Email: info@augustaminitheatre.com
      Funding: Donations, Fundraisers, Proceeds from Plays and Tuition, Grants (City of Augusta and Foundations)
      Primary Responsibility:
      Founded in 1975 to provide affordable arts instruction and performances to develop the artistic and life
      skills for area youth, adults and senior citizens.



      Augusta Museum of History
      Address: 560 Reynolds Street, Augusta, GA 30901
      Telephone: 706-722-8454
      Website: www.augustamuseum.org
      Funding: Private, City of Augusta and State of Georgia
      Primary Responsibility:
      Established in 1937, The Augusta Museum of History collects, preserves and interprets history in
      relation to the past of Augusta and the Central Savannah River Region (Burke, Columbia, McDuffie,
      Richmond, GA; Aiken, Edgefield, SC) for the education and enrichment of present and future
      generations. It is the only museum in the Central Savannah River Region accredited by the American
      Association of Museums.



      Augusta Neighborhood Improvement Corporation (ANIC)
      Address: 925 Laney Walker Blvd., 3rd Floor, Augusta, GA 30901
      Telephone: 706-724-5565
      Website: Under Construction
      Funding: Private, City of Augusta, State of Georgia and Federal
      Primary Responsibility:
      The mission of ANIC is to build healthy neighborhoods for all Augustans by creating affordable
      homeownership and housing opportunities, while engaging private enterprise, government and other
      organizations in the economic development of Augusta.




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Augusta Regional Airport
Address: 1501 Aviation Way, Augusta, GA 30906
Telephone: 706-798-3236
Website: www.augustaregionalairport.com
Funding: Airport Operating Revenues and Federal Airport Improvement Program Funds
Primary Responsibility:
The Augusta Regional Airport at Bush Field is owned by Augusta-Richmond County. The airport
receives and dispatches commercial air carrier flights, works cooperatively with our Armed Forces to
move troops and material by military and charter aircraft, conducts air cargo and charter operations,
acts as a commercial and military pilot training exercise air field and facilitates and supports the growth
of related industry to strengthen the economic base located at the airport. A new $30 million terminal
was unveiled on January 25, 2008.



Augusta Sports Council
Address - Mailing: PO Box 1331, Augusta, GA 30903
Address - Physical: 1450 Greene Street, Suite 110, Augusta, GA 30901
Telephone: 706-722-8326 x237
Website: www.augustasportscouncil.org
Funding: Private and City of Augusta
Primary Responsibility:
The Augusta Sports Council was formed by a small group of active sport enthusiasts in 1991 with a
mission to market this community as an amateur sports destination while enriching our lifestyle
landscape. Annually, the Augusta Sports Council team hosts and supports dozens of competitions and
events in more than a dozen niche sports resulting in millions of new dollars impacting our area.



Augusta State University
Address: 2500 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30904
Telephone: 706-737-1444
Website: www.aug.edu
Funding: Primary Funding from State of Georgia and Tuition
Primary Responsibility:
Augusta State University, a unit of the University System of Georgia, contributes to the educational
advancement of the region by providing undergraduate and graduate degree programs as well as
research, scholarship, and creative endeavors that enhance economic development, cultural enrichment,
and lifelong learning.



Augusta Technical College
Address: 3200 Augusta Tech Dr., Augusta, GA 30906
Telephone: 706-771-4005
Website: www.augustatech.edu
Funding: Primary funding from State of Georgia and Tuition
Primary Responsibility:
Augusta Technical College’s mission is to promote the educational, economic and community development
of the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) by providing competency-based associate degree, diploma and
technical certificate of credit programs to prepare students for employment and to contribute to the
development of business and industry through customized education, job training and retraining programs.




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Augusta Tomorrow, Inc.
Address: 1450 Greene Street, Suite 85, Augusta, GA 30901-5226
Telephone: 706-722-9100
Website: www.augustatomorrow.org
Email: mainoffice@augustatomorrow.org
Funding: Private
Primary Responsibility:
Augusta Tomorrow, Inc. is a non-profit, private planning organization that has helped mold and
invigorate Augusta’s economic resurgence since 1982 through development and implementation of
Augusta’s master plans including the original 1982 master plan, the 1995 and 2000 updates and the
new 2009 urban area master plan, The Westobou Vision. Augusta Tomorrow’s mission is to plan,
promote and implement the development of Augusta with particular emphasis on the city center.



Banks & Credit Unions
The following banks and credit unions were represented at various community development summit meetings:
    Bank of America
    CSRA Federal Credit Union
    Capitol City Bank & Trust Company
    First Bank of Georgia
    Georgia Bank & Trust Company
    Queensborough National Bank & Trust
    Regions Bank
    SunTrust Bank
    Wachovia Bank, A Wells Fargo Company



Beulah Grove Baptist Church, Community Resource Center
and Lamar Medical Center
Address: 1434 Poplar Street, Augusta, GA 30901
Telephone: 706-724-1086
Website: www.beulahgrove.org
Funding: Private and City of Augusta
Primary Responsibility:
Beulah Grove Baptist Church operates a Community Resource Center that includes a food pantry,
clothing bank, literacy class and computer classes. The Lamar Medical Center is a medical facility that
focuses on providing quality primary healthcare. Every year, the church organizes a Vision Builders
National Conference to build and connect communities.



CADI, INC (Clean Augusta Downtown Initiative)
Address: 936 Broad St., Suite 107, Augusta, GA 30901
Telephone: 706-722-8000
Website: www.myaugustadowntown.com
Funding: Private Downtown Property Owners
Primary Responsibility:
The mission of the CADI program is to make downtown Augusta cleaner, safer and more hospitable.
The Business Improvement District (BID) in downtown Augusta was incorporated in January 2008 by
a privately held board of directors consisting of 12 property owners. Daily CADI activities include trash
removal, sidewalk steam cleaning, weed and graffiti removal as well as safety and good will ambassadors
to assist residents and visitors.


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CSRA Alliance for Fort Gordon
Address: PO Box 670, Augusta, GA 30903-0670
Telephone: 706-821-1312
Website: www.fortgordonalliance.com
Funding: Private and Local Government (Augusta, North Augusta and Columbia County)
Primary Responsibility:
The Alliance’s primary responsibility is to strengthen military-community relationships by assisting
with local businesses to interface with Fort Gordon, posturing the community for potential Fort
Gordon mission growth, pursuing quality of life improvements for service members and their families,
and promoting Augusta as an ideal military retirement area.



CSRA Business League
Address: 821 12th Street, Augusta, GA 30901
Telephone: 706-722-0994
Website: www.business-league.org
Funding: Private
Primary Responsibility:
Since 1970, the CSRA Business League has served the community by supporting and assisting small,
minority and disadvantaged businesses in their efforts to become successful and prosperous. The
League’s goal is to serve as an information clearinghouse and referral source, in addition to providing
networking opportunities and technology.



CSRA Business Lending
Address: 3023 Riverwatch Parkway, Suite A, Augusta, GA 30907-2016
Telephone: 706-210-2010
Website: www.csrabusinesslending.com
Funding: The U.S. Small Business Administration, the Department of Commerce and the Department
of Agriculture
Primary Responsibility:
CSRA Business Lending has funded over $300 million in small business loans since 1979, and operates
the Small Business Administration’s 504 Business Mortgage program offering low down payments and
long term fixed rates to businesses and industries buying or building facilities. CSRA Business Lending
also operates three revolving loan funds in and around Augusta that assist small businesses.



CSRA Regional Commission (CSRA RC)
Address: 3023 Riverwatch Parkway, Suite A, Augusta, GA 30907-2016
Telephone: 706-210-2000
Website: www.csrarc.ga.gov
Funding: Public/Private Agreements, Local Government, State of Georgia and Federal Grants
Primary Responsibility:
The CSRA RC is a public sector, non-profit planning and development agency serving a 13 county, 41
city region in East Central Georgia with headquarters in Augusta. The CSRA RC has been designated
by Georgia as the region’s Area Agency on Aging. The CSRA RC provides economic development
support to the region as designated by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development
Administration. The CSRA RC also provides data developing and mapping analysis to the region and
offers technical assistance to local governments in a variety of planning topics.




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CSRA Unified Development Authority
Address: 3023 Riverwatch Pkwy, Suite A, Augusta, GA 30907
Telephone: 706-210-2000
Website: www.csrarc.ga.gov/econdev/econ_dev_uda.html
Funding: State of Georgia and Federal
Primary Responsibility:
The CSRA Unified Development Authority is a duly authorized joint development authority with
member local counties including Burke, Columbia, Glascock, Hancock, Jefferson, Jenkins, Lincoln,
McDuffie, Richmond, Taliaferro, Warren, Washington and Wilkes. Two individuals from each county
are appointed by the county commission to serve as directors of the Authority. The Authority works to
bring economic development projects to the region. The CSRA Regional Commission acts as secretary
and treasurer to the Unified Development Authority.



CSRA Unified Development Council
Address: 3023 Riverwatch Pkwy, Suite A, Augusta, GA 30907
Telephone: 706-210-2000
Website: http://www.csrarc.ga.gov/econdev/econ_dev_udc.html
Funding: State of Georgia and Federal
Primary Responsibility:
The CSRA Unified Development Council is a project-oriented volunteer organization comprised of
economic, industrial and regional development organizations as well as service and educational
institutions that represent the entire Central Savannah River Area (CSRA). The Council seeks to
improve the standard of living and quality of life of CSRA citizens by fostering economic
development through regional visibility. The Council’s motto is “Unified Leadership Committed to
Economic Development.”



Cambridge College Georgia Regional Center
located in Augusta
Address: 753 Broad St., Augusta, GA 30901
Telephone: 706-821-3965
Website: www.cambridgecollege.edu/augusta
Funding: Private
Primary Responsibility:
Cambridge College offers a unique environment where working adults can continue their education on
a lifetime of learning. Cambridge College’s innovative teaching and learning model helps adult students
meet the challenges of higher education and earn the degree credentials they need to advance their
careers. Cambridge College’s Mission is to provide academically excellent, time-efficient, and cost-
effective higher education for a diverse population of working adults for whom those opportunities may
have been limited or denied.




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                                           The Community Foundation for the Central Savannah
                                           River Area (CSRA)
                                           Address - Mailing: PO Box 31358, Augusta, GA 30903
                                           Address – Physical: 1450 Greene St., Suite 228, Augusta, GA 30901
                                           Telephone: 706-724-1314
                                           Website: www.cfcsra.org
                                           Funding: Private (Individuals & Corporations)
                                           Primary Responsibility:
                                           The Community Foundation for the CSRA is a 501(c) (3) grant making public charity. The mission of
                                           the Foundation is to encourage and promote philanthropy through education, responsible management
                                           of charitable contributions and the distribution of these funds, and to provide the structure for this to
                                           be accomplished by individuals, companies, private foundations and organizations. From May 1996
                                           through June 2009, The Community Foundation for the Central Savannah River Area awarded 3,562
                                           grants totaling $24,328,307.00. Due to the vision and determination of the founding members and the
                                           Foundation’s Board of Directors, The Community Foundation has truly become a regional asset.



                                           Development Authority of Richmond County
                                           Address: 1450 Greene St., Suite 560, Augusta, GA 30901
DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OF RICHMOND COUNTY

                                           Telephone: 706-821-1321
                                           Website: www.AugustaEDA.com
                                           Funding: Development Authority and Richmond County
                                           Primary Responsibility:
                                           The Development Authority of Richmond County is the single point of contact for economic
                                           development projects in Augusta-Richmond County for the recruitment of new businesses in the areas
                                           of industrial, manufacturing, distribution, corporate & regional headquarters, customer service centers
                                           and assistance with other major economic development projects in the County. The Development
                                           Authority of Richmond County targets new business in the areas of customer service, life sciences,
                                           aviation, military and distribution. The Development Authority also focuses on existing industries to
                                           insure their continued expansions and retentions while working with the neighboring development
                                           authorities through the CSRA Unified Development Council.



                                           Downtown Advisory Panel
                                           Address: 936 Broad Street, Suite 107, Augusta, GA 30901
                                           Telephone: 706-722-8000
                                           Funding: City of Augusta
                                           Primary Responsibility:
                                           Administered through the Downtown Development Authority, the Downtown Advisory Panel consists
                                           of seven representatives from downtown stakeholder groups who make recommendations to the
                                           Augusta-Richmond County Commission concerning the continued growth of the central business
                                           district including, but not limited to, ordinances needed for the overall enhancement of the economic
                                           development of the downtown area, policies relative to special events in the central business district,
                                           resolution of issues involving downtown residents, merchants and property owners, policies relating to
                                           the use and issuance of alcohol licenses and zoning issues involving downtown properties.




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Downtown Augusta Alliance
Address: 1124 Broad Street, Augusta, GA 30901
Telephone: 706-828-6550
Website: www.dasquared.com
Funding: Memberships and Donations
Primary Responsibility:
The mission of the Downtown Augusta Alliance is to promote the health, vitality and progress of
downtown Augusta by making downtown a wonderful place to live, work and play and creating a
vibrant multi-use neighborhood where businesses and the residential community can flourish through
cooperative efforts of commercial, professional and residential interests.



Downtown Development Authority (DDA)
Address: 936 Broad Street, Suite 107, Augusta, GA 30901
Telephone: 706-722-8000
Website: www.myaugustadowntown.com
Funding: City of Augusta and Private Sector Funding for Project Specific Initiatives.
Primary Responsibility:
The Downtown Development Authority works with local government and the private sector to
promote and strengthen the climate of downtown Augusta. The DDA’s mission is to lead a coordinated
strategy of economic redevelopment by working with other entities, developers and property owners to
encourage new investment and expansion in the central business district. The DDA boundaries are the
Savannah River to Wrightsboro Road and the Bobby Jones Expressway to Milledge Road. Revenue
Bond financing is available through the DDA at competitive below prime rate interest rates as well as
other financing incentives including low interest rate loans through the Georgia Cities Foundation.



ENOPION Theatre Company
Address: PO Box 6177, Augusta, GA 30916
Telephone: 706-771-7777
Website: www.enopion.com
Funding: Contributions, Grants, Ticket Sales and Donations
Primary Responsibility:
To provide inspiring, wholesome, and uplifting entertainment for families that desire to maintain good
and moral ethics in every aspect of their lives.



Fort Gordon and the U.S. Army Signal Center
Address: Fort Gordon, GA 30905-5735
Telephone: 706-791-4589 (Installation Commander’s Office)
Website: www.gordon.army.mil
Funding: Federal
Primary Responsibility:
    Vision: A world-class Center of Excellence that provides ready and relevant doctrine, LandWarNet
    capabilities, education, and leaders of character for the Army's future challenges across the full
    spectrum of military operations.
    Mission: The United States Army Signal Center of Excellence provides world-class soldiers and
    leaders; trains, educates, and develops adaptive information technology (IT) professionals; and
    plans, synchronizes, experiments, and implements Future Network capabilities.




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                     Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD)
                     Two regional offices serve East Central Georgia and Augusta:
                     Classic South Regional Tourism
                          Address: PO Box 204068, Augusta, GA 30917-4068
                          Telephone: 706-210-2025
                          Website: www.exploregeorgia.org
                     Existing Industry and Regional Recruitment
                          Address: PO Box 38, Augusta, GA 30903
                          Telephone: 706-792-7294
                          Website: www.georgia.org
                     Funding: Various State of Georgia and Federal Programs
                     Primary Responsibility:
                     The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) is the state's sales and marketing arm.
                     The agency attracts new business, encourages the expansion of existing industry and small businesses,
                     and locates new markets for Georgia products. It also markets Georgia to tourists and promotes the
                     state as a location for film, music and digital entertainment projects.



                     Georgia Department of Labor, Augusta Career Center
                     Address: 601 Greene St., Augusta, GA 30903
                     Telephone: 706-721-3131
                     Website: www.dol.state.ga.us
                     Funding: State of Georgia and Federal
                     Primary Responsibility:
                     The Georgia Department of Labor, Augusta Career Center assists the citizens of Augusta in locating
                     employment. The Career Center holds an annual job fair at Fort Gordon for regional and national
                     employers to meet area job seekers.



Georgia              Georgia Medical Center Authority (GMCA)
Medical Center
 A U T H O R I T Y
                     Address: 973 Broad Street, Augusta, GA 30901
                     Telephone: 706-922-5400
                     Website: www.georgiamedicalcenterauthority.org
                     Funding: State of Georgia General Fund, Federal and Foundation Grants
                     Primary Responsibility:
                     GMCA’s mission centers on the facilitation of life science-based industry growth in the state of Georgia.
                     GMCA seeks to fulfill this mission through the development of programs and infrastructure that
                     directly address problems impeding Georgia’s progress in becoming a leader in the life sciences industry.
                     GMCA’s current program efforts center on (1) issuing revenue bonds to finance the development of life
                     sciences research and development and manufacturing facilities, (2) development of post-incubator
                     research parks, and (3) recruitment of bio-based businesses to Georgia. GMCA provides incubator
                     facility and services to life sciences companies at the Augusta BioBusiness Center. GMCA collaborates
                     with other organizations to facilitate the development of new incubator-based entrepreneurial services
                     and mentoring programs.




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Georgia Power Community & Economic Development
Address: 699 Broad Street, Suite 1115, Augusta, GA 30901
Telephone: 706-823-4505
Website: www.selectgeorgia.net
Funding: Private
Primary Responsibility:
Georgia Power's award-winning Community and Economic Development organization helps
companies from all over the world locate and expand their businesses in Georgia by showing how
Georgia's vibrant business environment, abundant resources and innovative minds can help their
businesses grow in Georgia. The Community and Economic Development organization offers in-depth
research and local knowledge, all for no cost or obligation.



Georgia Tech Enterprise Innovation Institute
Industry Services
Address: 1450 Greene St., Suite 3500, Augusta, GA 30901
Telephone: 706-721-4522
Website: www.innovate.gatech.edu
Funding: State of Georgia
Primary Responsibility:
Industry Services promotes technical and managerial support to the manufacturing sector by bringing
innovations and assistance to area firms in quality management systems, environmental energy, lean
manufacturing, process improvement and information technology.

Procurement Assistance Center
Address: 1450 Greene St., Suite 3500, Augusta, GA 30901
Telephone: 706-721-4529
Website: www.gtpac.org
Funding: State of Georgia and Federal
Primary Responsibility:
The Procurement Assistance Center assists all businesses in marketing to federal, state and local
government agencies. Services are free and include one-on-one counseling, seminars, and an electronic
bidmatch to identify website contracting opportunities.



Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art
Address: 506 Telfair Street, Augusta, GA 30901
Telephone: 706-722-5495
Website: www.ghia.org
Funding: City of Augusta, State of Georgia and Private
Primary Responsibility:
The mission of the Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art is to coordinate, promote and develop visual arts
awareness and appreciation through facilities for the teaching of art, and to promote art education
opportunities throughout the community.




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Greater Augusta Arts Council
Address: PO Box 1776, Augusta, GA 30903
Telephone: 706-826-4702
Websites: www.augustaarts.com and www.artsintheheart.com
Email: arts@augustaarts.com
Funding: City of Augusta, Grants, Membership and Events
Primary Responsibility:
The mission of the Greater Augusta Arts Council is to advance the arts and thus enrich the quality of
life in Augusta and the Central Savannah River Area. The Greater Augusta Arts Council produces a
major Fall Festival, two concerts and the monthly First Friday events. Recent accomplishments include
a citywide ticketing project allowing ease in ticket purchases, the James Brown Cam and Arts Weekly,
a radio show dedicated to local arts.



Greater Augusta-Fort Gordon Chapter Association of the
United States Army (AUSA)
Address: 2743 Perimeter Parkway, Bldg. 200, Suite 150, Augusta, GA 30909
Telephone: 706-738-0302
Website: www.ausa.org/augusta
Funding: Private
Primary Responsibility:
This organization supports the activities of Fort Gordon and the soldiers of the United States Army.



Harrisburg Neighborhood Association/
Harrisburg West End Neighborhood Association
Address - Mailing: Treasurer, 1830 Starnes St., Augusta, GA 30904
Telephone: President, 706-364-7810
Website: www.harrisburgassociation.org
Funding: Private
Primary Responsibility:
Fostering a sense of community and belonging, the Association strives to demonstrate its commitment
to supporting its neighbors by promoting community awareness of all issues affecting the Harrisburg
neighborhood and by acting in the best interests of Harrisburg residents.



Historic Augusta, Inc.
Address - Mailing: PO Box 37, Augusta, GA 30903
Address - Physical: 415 Seventh St., Augusta, GA 30901
Telephone: 706-724-0436
Websites: www.historicaugusta.org and www.wilsonboyhoodhome.org
Funding: City of Augusta and Private Funding
Primary Responsibility:
The mission of Historic Augusta, Inc. is to preserve historically and architecturally significant structures
and sites in Augusta and Richmond County, Georgia. This is accomplished by providing technical
assistance in rehabilitation and restoration of buildings, directing private investors to tax incentives and
funding sources, and working with other community development and tourism agencies. Important
historic resources throughout the community that need to remain viable through an original or adaptive
use are identified and sometimes marketed to new preservation minded buyers.



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The Imperial Theatre, Inc.
Address: 745 Broad Street, Augusta, GA 30901
Telephone: 706-722-8341
Website: www.imperialtheatre.com
Funding: Mainly Self-Generated Income, some Foundation Grants and City of Augusta
Primary Responsibility:
The Imperial Theatre’s mission is to create entertainment up close and personal by: developing the
Imperial Theatre as an innovative performing arts venue, presenting a wide variety of the arts with an
emphasis on community diversity, providing quality programming consistent with the theatre’s unique
acoustics and historic setting and restoring and preserving the historic ambience and beauty of the
Imperial Theatre facility, while ensuring patron and performer connectivity.



Laney Walker Neighborhood Association
Address: 839 Dantignac St., Augusta, GA 30901
Telephone: 706-306-5027
Funding: Private
Primary Responsibility:
The Laney Walker Neighborhood Association promotes citizen awareness to their rights and duties and
acts as liaison between local government, various entities and the citizens of the area.



The Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History
Address: 1116 Phillips Street, Augusta, GA 30901
Telephone: 706-724-3576
Websites: www.lucycraftlaneymuseum.com and www.augusta.arounder.com/lucy_craft_laney_museum
Funding: Private, City of Augusta, State of Georgia and Friends of the Museum
Primary Responsibility:
The Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History opened in 1991. It is the former home of one of the
most influential educators in America born during slavery. Ms. Laney learned to read by the time she
was four years old and later matriculated and was graduated in the first class of Atlanta University.
Before settling in Augusta, she taught in Macon, Milledgeville and Savannah. In Augusta, she
established the Haines Normal and Industrial Institute, the first private school for Black children, the
first kindergarten for Black children and the Lamar School of Nursing for Black women. At her death
in 1933, Ms. Laney left a legacy that was and still is a tribute to her perseverance, dedication and
unwavering faith. The mission of the museum is to promote Ms. Laney’s legacy through art, history and
the preservation of her home. This is done through art and history lectures, art and history exhibitions,
Children’s Academy programs and tours.




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Medical College of Georgia (MCG)
Address: 1120 15th Street, Augusta, GA 30912
Telephone: 706-721-0252
Website: www.mcg.edu
Funding: State of Georgia, Federal and Philanthropic
Primary Responsibility:
The Medical College of Georgia is the state’s health sciences university with Schools of Allied Health
Sciences, Dentistry, Graduate Studies, Medicine and Nursing. The mission of the Medical College of
Georgia is to discover, disseminate and apply knowledge to improve health and reduce the burden of
illness on society. The university has strategic research, educational and clinical initiatives focusing on
categories of disease that affect most citizens, including cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and
obesity, infection and inflammation and neurological disease. Additionally, the university is in the midst
of a major expansion of its educational programs in medicine and dentistry to better meet the health
care needs of the rapidly growing State of Georgia.



MCG Health, Inc.
Address: 1120 15th Street, Augusta, GA 30912
Telephone: 706-721-0211
Website: www.MCGHealth.org
Funding: Commercial and Government Insurance and Philanthropy
Primary Responsibility:
MCG Health, Inc. (d/b/a MCGHealth) is a not-for-profit corporation operating the MCGHealth
Medical Center, MCGHealth Children’s Medical Center, the Georgia Radiation Therapy Center, and
related outpatient facilities and services throughout the State of Georgia. MCGHealth’s facilities include
the 478-bed MCGHealth Medical Center, the Ambulatory Care Center with more than 80 outpatient
practice sites in one convenient setting, the Specialized Care Center housing a 13-county regional
trauma center and the 154–bed MCGHealth Children’s Medical Center. The health system also
includes a variety of dedicated centers and units, such as the MCGHealth Sports Medicine Center.



MCG Office of Technology Transfer and Economic Development
Life Science Business Development Center
The Center of Innovation for Life Sciences
Address: 1120 15th Street, CA2105, Augusta, GA 30912
Telephone: 706-721-4122
Websites: www.mcg.edu/research/techtransfer and http://www.mcg.edu/incubator and
http://lifesciences.georgiainnovation.org
Funding: State of Georgia and Federal
Primary Responsibility:
     Tech Transfer and Economic Development: The Technology Transfer Office at MCG
     facilitates the transition of medical innovations into the marketplace and makes them available
     for public benefit.
     Life Science Business Development Center: The MCG life science business development center
     works in conjunction with the life science innovation center and office of tech transfer. The life
     science business development center has a bio-business incubator with five laboratory suites that
     can be leased by small stage life science companies. Each suite consists of one large wet lab, one dry
     lab, and two offices. The incubator is outfitted with over a million dollars of scientific equipment
     available for use by tenant companies.




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    The Center of Innovation for Life Sciences: Georgia’s life science innovation center provides
    assistance to early stage startup and growing life science companies. Housed on the campus of
    MCG, the life science innovation center offers matching grant funds, assistance with Small
    Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grants,
    assistance with business plans, and a variety of other services to facilitate Georgia’s growing life
    science industry.



Morris Museum of Art
Address: 1 Tenth Street, Augusta, GA 30901
Telephone: 706-724-7501
Websites: www.themorris.org and www.southernsoulandsong.org
Funding: The Museum’s endowment, gifts, grants from agencies of local, state and national government
(including the Greater Augusta Arts Council, the Richmond County Board of Education, the Georgia
Council for the Arts, the Georgia Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Arts), gifts
and grants from private foundations, corporate and individual sponsorships, memberships, the museum’s
annual fund, retail sales, revenues generated by the museum’s “Southern Soul and Song” concert series,
and various fundraising events, including the annual Morris Museum Gala.
Primary Responsibility:
Founded in 1985, the current mission statement for the Morris Museum of Art is: The Morris Museum
of Art exists for the purpose of collecting and exhibiting the art of the American South and interpreting
same in regional, national, and global contexts. This “purpose statement” distills the museum’s core
mission – the creation, maintenance and interpretation of a collection of works of art that serve as a visual
correlative to the culture of the South – and is supported by the belief that, as John Cotton Dana once
wrote, “a good museum attracts, arouses curiosity, leads to questioning, and thus promotes learning.”



The National Science Center, Inc. & Fort Discovery
Address: One 7th Street, Augusta, GA 30901
Telephone: 706-821-0600
Website: www.nscdiscovery.org
Funding: Federal, Georgia Department of Education, Corporate and Private
Primary Responsibility:
The Mission of The National Science Center is to stimulate interest and increase math and science
proficiency of our nation’s students using the resources of The National Science Center, a public-private
partnership between the United States Army and the National Science Center, Inc.
Fort Discovery is a 128,000 square-foot facility that provides hands-on exhibits in science and math
for educating children. It was created to be a catalyst for improved education in mathematics, science
and technology throughout the Nation.



Oglethorpe/Jordan Place Neighborhood Association
Telephone: 706-733-9079
Funding: Private
Primary Responsibility:
Formed in 1982, The Oglethorpe/Jordan Place Neighborhood Association (encompassing residents of
Oglethorpe Heights and Jordan Place neighborhoods off Wrightsboro Rd. and Heard Ave.) is focused
on: helping to keep the community not only clean and safe, but to be an outlet that is informative,
keeping the citizens aware of particulars that are available from the city as well as the state government,
and kindling a relationship with each other so as to build a trust among the various families that will
ultimately help in keeping the neighborhood connected in a very positive way.



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Olde Town Neighborhood Association
Address: PO Box 2472, Augusta, GA 30901
Telephone: 706-306-7413
Website: www.oldetown.ning.com
Email: oldetownna@bellsouth.net
Funding: Private
Primary Responsibility:
The mission of the Olde Town Neighborhood Association is to preserve the character and quality of the
neighborhood, to acquaint residents and newcomers and tourists with the history of the Olde Town
Neighborhood, to develop a community spirit through interest projects, to seek financial help and tax
benefits which encourage the purchase and restoration of the older homes in the neighborhood, to
provide a community voice in the planning and zoning of the neighborhood and to maintain the
integrity of an established historical district in the City of Augusta.



Paine College
Address: 1235 Fifteenth St., Augusta, GA 30901
Telephone: 706-821-8200
Website: www.paine.edu
Funding: Private
Primary Responsibility:
The mission of Paine College, a church-related private institution, is to provide a liberal arts education
of the highest quality that emphasizes academic excellence, ethical and spiritual values, social
responsibility, and personal development to prepare men and women for positions of leadership and
service in the African American community, the nation, and the world. Over the next five years, Paine
College shall build on its achievements and legacy to be regionally recognized as a premier liberal arts
institution of higher education.



Pride and Progress of Augusta-Richmond County
Telephone: 706-798-3890
Website: www.southaugustabusiness.com/prideandprogress
Funding: All Volunteers
Primary Responsibility:
Pride and Progress of Augusta-Richmond County is a non-partisan grass roots community organization.
The mission is to facilitate positive change in order to create a better place in which to live and work.
At monthly meetings, the organization seeks to inform residents through a broad range of subjects of
interest to further improve the community.



Richmond/Burke Job Training Authority
Address: 209 7th Street, 5th Floor, Augusta, GA 30901
Telephone: 706-721-1858
Website: www.rbonestop.com/rbjta.cfm
Funding: Federal
Primary Responsibility:
The Richmond/Burke Job Training Authority is a federally funded Workforce Organization which
administers workforce employment and training services to individuals of Richmond and Burke
Counties in accordance with the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 1998. The Authority has been in
existence since January 1994 administering Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) funds.



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Richmond County School System
Address: 864 Broad Street, Augusta, GA 30901
Telephone: 706-826-1000
Website: www.rcboe.org
Funding: City of Augusta, State of Georgia and Federal
Primary Responsibility:
“Learning Today…Leading Tomorrow” The mission of the Richmond County School System is to
educate students to become lifelong learners and productive citizens. The Richmond County Public
School System is comprised of 36 elementary schools, 10 middle schools and 10 high schools.



SRS Community Reuse Organization
Address: PO Box 696, Aiken, SC 29802
Telephone: 803-593-9954, ext. 1409
Website: www.srscro.org
Funding: Private and Federal
Primary Responsibility:
The U.S. Dept. of Energy’s designated Community Reuse Organization, the SRS Community Reuse
Organization, is a non-profit organization charged with diversifying the economy of a five-county
region in the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) of Georgia and South Carolina (Aiken, Allendale,
Barnwell, Columbia and Richmond Counties) by supporting new business ventures that create new
jobs in the region. The mission of the organization is to facilitate economic development opportunities
associated with Savannah River Site technology, capabilities and missions and to serve as an informed,
unified community voice for the five-county, two-state region.



South Augusta Business @ Breakfast
Address: PO Box 16546, Augusta, GA 30919
Telephone: 706-267-0579
Website: www.southaugustabusiness.com
Funding: Private
Primary Responsibility:
South Augusta Business @ Breakfast was founded in 2001. Its mission is to bring South Augusta and
Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) entrepreneurs, small business owners, political and community,
military and law enforcement leaders together to network, share ideas, develop new relationships and
create new business and community development opportunities with a concerted interest and emphasis
on South Augusta. Business leaders convene monthly.



South Augusta Redevelopment (SAR)
Address: PO Box 6805, Augusta, GA 30916
Telephone: 706-833-7426
Funding: Private and City of Augusta
Primary Responsibility:
The Corporation, certified as a Community Based Development Organization (CBDO), has a primary
area of interest in developing, redeveloping and/or renovating affordable housing in the City of Augusta,
Georgia, especially in, but not limited to, that geographic area located south of the Gordon Highway.




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Symphony Orchestra Augusta
Address: PO Box 579, Augusta, GA 30903
Telephone: 706-826-4705
Website: www.augustasymphony.org
Funding: Private, City of Augusta and State of Georgia
Primary Responsibility:
Founded in 1954, the Symphony’s mission is to share the joy of great musical performance with our
audience. Together, we are music. Since its inception, Symphony Orchestra Augusta has dramatically
grown into a quality organization highlighting its Symphony Series, Pops! at the Bell Series, Columbia
County Music Series, and Family Fun Series. Through a variety of programming, new Music Director
Shizuo Z Kuwahara and the orchestra strive to enrich, entertain and educate individuals of all ages in
the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA).



U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center
Address: 950 15th St., Augusta, GA 30904-6285
Telephone: 706-823-1717
Website: www1.va.gov/augustaga
Funding: Federal
Primary Responsibility:
This two-division consolidated medical center provides acute and specialty care in medicine, surgery,
neurology, psychiatry, rehabilitation medicine and spinal cord injury and houses the only Active Duty
Rehabilitation Unit in the VA system. Its size and complexity rank it as one of the largest medical
centers in the southeastern United States. The Downtown Division is authorized for 155 beds, 71 for
Spinal Cord Injury. All rehabilitative services have received three year accreditation from the
Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). CARF-accredited programs have
demonstrated that they substantially meet internationally recognized standards. Those programs
include the Active Duty Rehabilitation Program and the Medical Rehabilitation, Spinal Cord Injury
and Traumatic Brain Injury Programs.



The University of Georgia Small Business Development
Center (SBDC)
Address: 1450 Greene Street, Suite 3500, Augusta, GA 30901
Telephone: 706-721-4545
Website: www.georgiasbdc.org
Funding: State of Georgia and Federal
Primary Responsibility:
The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is a partnership between the University of Georgia
and the U.S. Small Business Administration. The SBDC provides consulting, business training and
applied research to Georgia entrepreneurs.



University Health Care System
Address: 1350 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30901
Telephone: 706-722-9011
Website: www.universityhealth.org
Funding: Medicare/Medicaid, Managed Care Organizations, Commercial and Government Insurance
and Private Pay


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Primary Responsibility:
Anchored by a 581-bed, not-for-profit community hospital, the system serves a 25-county region in
Georgia and South Carolina. University provides compassionate and skilled care through nursing
facilities, home health service, prompt care facilities and rehabilitative care programs.



Walton Rehabilitation Health System
Address: 1355 Independence Drive, Augusta, GA 30901
Telephone: 706-724-7746
Website: www.wrh.org
Funding: Medicare/Medicaid, Managed Care Organizations, Health Insurance and Private Pay
Primary Responsibility:
Walton Rehabilitation Health System is the only comprehensive, specialized provider of physical
medicine and rehabilitation in the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA). Walton is accredited by The
Joint Commission and the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). Services
offered range from inpatient and outpatient programs to community re-entry, assisted living, pain and
headache management, affordable housing opportunities for persons recovering from brain and spinal
cord injuries, stroke and battling pain and headache problems. Through its mission to enhance the
quality of life for people with physical disabilities, Walton has grown to include Walton Community
Services, Walton Pain and Headache Center, Walton Foundation for Independence, Walton
Technologies and has partnered with Walton Options for Independent Living.



West Augusta Alliance
Telephone: 706-868-8680
Website: http://westaugustaalliance.augustaneeds.com
Funding: Private
Primary Responsibility:
The mission of the West Augusta Alliance neighborhood association is to be involved in local and state
issues with the goal to make West Augusta a better place for citizens to live, work and play. The West
Augusta Alliance is a non-profit organization. Any neighborhood association located in Augusta,
Georgia’s postal code of 30904, 30907 or 30909 may become a member.



Westobou Festival
Address – Mailing: PO Box 2104, Augusta, GA 30903
Address – Physical: 540-B Telfair Street, Augusta, GA 30901
Telephone: 706-755-2878
Website: www.WestobouFestival.com
Funding: Private, Grants and Events
Primary Responsibility:
The mission of the Westobou Festival is to celebrate excellence in the arts and to showcase Augusta’s
wealth of artistic talent. The 10-day festival, which takes place in downtown Augusta, Georgia, Augusta
State University, Paine College, and North Augusta, South Carolina, features performances by local,
regional, and national artists in the disciplines of dance, music, theater, and visual arts.




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                                                                        THE MISSION
                                Augusta Tomorrow’s mission is to serve the community at large by planning, promoting, and
                                  implementing the development of Augusta with particular emphasis on the city center.

        Augusta Tomorrow, Inc. is a non-profit, private corporation. It is made up of members from private businesses,
        professional interests, the City of Augusta and the City of North Augusta.
        Current members include:
        Richard W. Allen                     R. Thomas Coghill                  H. M. Osteen, Jr.                     Dennis B. Skelley
        R.W. Allen, LLC                      SunTrust Bank                      Financial Holdings of Augusta, Inc.   Walton Rehabilitation Hospital
        C. Samuel Bennett                    Robert A. Cooks                    Daniel W. Rahn, M.D.                  Edward B. Skinner
        City of North Augusta                Augusta Neighborhood               Medical College of Georgia            Morris Communications Corp.
        William A. Bloodworth, Jr.., Ph.D.   Improvement Corp.                  J. Larry Read                         Donald Snell
        Augusta State University             Walter Dukes                       University Health Care System         MCG Health, Inc.
        Braye C. Boardman                    Georgia Power Company              Patrick J. Rice, Esq.                 Barry L. Storey
        Beacon Blue, LLC                     Susan T. Hunnicutt                 Hull,Towill,Norman,Barrett &          Hull Storey Gibson
        Clayton P. Boardman III              Wachovia Bank, A Wells Fargo Co.   Salley, P.C.                          Companies, LLC
        Augusta Capital, LLC                 Julian W. Osbon                    Frederick L. Russell                  Camille A. Price
        George C. Bradley, Ph.D.             Osbon & Associates                 City of Augusta                       Chief Administrative Officer
        Paine College                        Robert C. Osborne                  T. Stan Shepherd                      Augusta Tomorrow, Inc.
                                             Georgia Bank & Trust Co.           AT&T                                  706-722-9100
        Nadia D. Butler
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