A businesses boom could be coming to south Augusta.
The city is working with the economic development authority to recruit new businesses shops and restaurants to underserved areas of the city.
Today the committee announced it has a finalist for the project manager, who will lead the efforts of brining in new businesses..
“The main thing is we don’t want to cannibalize what we already have we don’t want to hurt are already existing businesses so what are we lacking in the market let’s come up with a plan on what areas we want to target industries what businesses we want to target and put them in the right places so that we actually cover the areas with the right product and services,” says Cal Wray President of the Augusta Economic Development Authority.
The salary for the project manager is 82 thousand dollars and they will be an employee of the Development Authority. However Augusta is paying the 200-thousand dollar yearly cost of the program.