Augusta uses cyber to cultivate business, economic growth

Augusta uses cyber to cultivate business, economic growth

In less than two years, Army Cyber Command will march into Augusta. The facility will bring with it about 5,000 soldiers and their families, another 4,000 potential residents.

Since the announcement of the Cyber Command’s arrival, one of the key tasks of area economic development officials has been figuring out how best to leverage this economic godsend into something lasting and far-reaching.

Augusta is competing against about 30 countries and many top cities in the nation for the most modern technology and best cybersecurity firms, said Cal Wray, the president and chief executive officer of the Augusta Economic Development Authority. Leveraging Cyber Command will be important in making Augusta a viable competitor.

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