News & Events

July, 25 2020

Taps Will Flow in Evans at The Plaza

“Hajek is one of the first Destination Retail Incentive recipients, a recently approved Columbia County program that offers businesses locating in The Plaza area low- to no-cost loans up to $100,000.” Favorite

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July, 22 2020

‘Prime’ Development: Investment by Amazon Breaking Columbia County Record

“In the grand scheme of things, there’s nothing like it anywhere in this market,” said Robbie Bennett, the executive director of the Development Authority of Columbia County. “This is very much a game-changer.” Favorite

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July, 17 2020

The Development Authority of Columbia County announces, “We’re in!” for Georgia Safety Promise

July 17, 2020 Today, the Development Authority of Columbia County announced that, “We’re in” as part of Governor Kemps’ Georgia Safety Promise campaign. This campaign was launch to unite Georgians committed to keeping Georgia’s economy open and keeping Georgia safe for everyone. We recognize that we all have a role to play in keeping Georgia […]

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July, 07 2020

Evans Towne Center Apartment Plan Moves Forward

“Augusta-based Southeastern Development is moving forward on a nearly $50 million mixed-use project that aims to give Columbia County’s nascent “downtown” what it needs most: people.” Favorite

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July, 05 2020

Columbia County officials are targeting Martinez for its first “tax allocation district”

“Columbia County leaders have discussed revitalizing Martinez for years, and the topic was a key talking point among candidates in the recent District 2 commission race. But now things are starting to get serious. By next year, Martinez’s commercial corridor could become the county’s first “tax allocation district,” an economic development designation better known as […]

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April, 27 2020

Amazon Announces New Fulfillment Center, Creating 800 New Jobs in Columbia County

For Immediate Release Monday, April 27, 2020 Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that Amazon will further expand its Georgia presence with a new fulfillment center planned in Appling, Georgia. The new, multi-level operations facility will feature innovative Amazon robotics technology and create 800 new, full-time jobs. “Amazon’s continued investments in Georgia are […]

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May, 06 2019

Its Economic Development Week!

What is Economic Development? In 2016, the International Council for Economic Development (IEDC) established Economic Development Week to recognize the economic development profession, economic developers, and communities for the work done to promote business growth, trade, and job creation.  This is due to the fact, many people like to reference economic development, but often do […]

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January, 28 2019

Robbie Bennett Wins 40 Under 40 Award in Economic Development

      Media Contacts:  Robbie Bennett Dev Auth Columbia County rbennett@developcolumbiacounty.com 706-831-6017   Susan Brake Vice President, DCI 859.445.1671 susan.brake@aboutdci.com   Robbie Bennett Wins 40 Under 40 Award in Economic Development Fort Lauderdale, FL – Robbie Bennett, Executive Director, of the Development Authority of Columbia County has been selected as a winner in the economic […]

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July, 23 2018

John Deere’s top-producing facility is in Columbia County

The Augusta Chronicle recently shared some wonderful news regarding one of our existing industries: John Deere’s top-producing facility is right here in Columbia County, Georgia! Damon Cline with the Augusta Chronicle wrote, “the local tractor plant has gone full supernova.” The news broke as a series of photographs and an exclusive interview with The Augusta […]

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July, 16 2018

Executive Director Robbie Bennett shares about rapid growth in Columbia County

Columbia County is Experiencing Growth All Over! Our Executive Director, Robbie Bennett, sat down with Augusta CEO to discuss the rapid growth happening all over Columbia County. Columbia County has been recognized as one of the fastest growing counties- #28 in the nation! Our industries, our population, our residential market, and our businesses are all experiencing growth. […]

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March, 20 2018

2018 Georgia Small Business Rock Star: STRAND

STRAND Clinical Technologies was recognized by the state of Georgia as a Small Business Rock Star!  STRAND Clinical Technologies (formerly Creative Pharmacist) is helping change the world by equipping local pharmacies with the right tools, and developing simple turnkey methods and solutions, STRAND empowers pharmacists to improve patient outcomes. Check out this video to learn more […]

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March, 20 2018

Columbia County’s own STRAND Clinical Technologies recognized as Georgia Small Biz Rock Star!

STRAND Clinical Technologies, LLC as Georgia Small Business Rock Star  ATLANTA – March 19, 2018—STRAND Clinical Technologies, LLC was recognized by the state of Georgia as a Small Business Rock Star today at a luncheon hosted by the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) and the Georgia Economic Developers Association (GEDA). “What an honor it […]

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March, 18 2018

Development Authority of Columbia County Unveils New Business Park at Groundbreaking for Club Car

  White Oak Business Park at I-20 sets the tone for future growth in Columbia County   Evans, Ga (March 19, 2018)– Today the Development Authority of Columbia County and the Columbia County Board of Commissioners unveil the name and vision of Columbia County’s newest business park. On December 28, 2017, the Development Authority of […]

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January, 25 2018

DACC to Build New Industrial Park in Columbia County

  Development Authority of Columbia County to Build New Industrial Park Evans, Ga (January 11, 2018)- Today the Development Authority of Columbia County and the Columbia County Board of Commissioners are pleased to announce the development on a new industrial park. On December 28, 2017, the Development Authority of Columbia County purchased 271.9 acres at […]

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November, 07 2017

DACC Welcomes World Class Industries to Grovetown!

The Development Authority of Columbia County is pleased to welcome World Class Industries to Columbia County, Georgia. World Class Industries will locate in Horizon South Industrial Park in Grovetown, GA. Below is the press release issued by the company today. World Class Industries Breaks Ground on New Southeast Facility Grovetown, GA – World Class Industries […]

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March, 20 2016

Three Years of Growth

March 20, 2016 On March 18, 2013, I officially joined the Development Authority of Columbia County as the Executive Director.  The past three years have been a whirlwind filled with much growth and opportunity.  Columbia County, GA is growing rapidly.  This growth historically has been residential, but I can say without a doubt that our […]

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February, 22 2016

Planned Towne Center Development to come to Columbia County Along with Meybohm’s Columbia County HQ

February 22, 2016 PLANNED TOWNE CENTER DEVELOPMENT TO COME TO COLUMBIA COUNTY ALONG WITH MEYBOHM’S COLUMBIA COUNTY HEADQUARTERS Evans, Ga (February 23, 2016)- Today the Development Authority of Columbia County announced a new mixed use development,  The Plaza At Evans Towne Center , to be located on Evans Town Center Boulevard .  The Plaza will […]

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November, 16 2015

Robbie Bennett on Columbia County Opportunities, Cultivating Advanced Manufacturing

November 16, 2016 Executive Director of the Development Authority of Columbia County, Robbie Bennett, discusses future opportunities and targeted industries in Columbia County. Watch Augusta CEO Interview with Robbie Bennett here.  Favorite

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November, 12 2015

The Development Authority of Columbia County Recognizes Four Companies in Annual Awards Dinner

November 12, 2015 Columbia County, GA – The Development Authority of Columbia County hosted the Columbia County Business Appreciation Dinner and Awards last night.  Each year the Development Authority strives to recognize our corporate citizens for their investment in our community – both job creation and capital investment.  Our local businesses are key to the […]

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November, 05 2015

Quad Graphics Announces Plan to Close Their Plant In Evans, GA

November 5, 2015 For immediate release: November 4, 2015 Columbia County, GA –Quad Graphics, the Wisconsin-based company that has been printing catalogs for three (3) decades has announced their plans to close their Evans plant, which is located on Evans to Locks Road by the end of the year. According to Mark Wills, the Chairman […]

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October, 15 2015

Columbia County is Full of Opportunity

October 15, 2015 As the economic development organization for Columbia County, GA, the Development Authority of Columbia County is facilitating growth opportunities across all industry segments.  As you will see in this video, we have a strong pipeline of projects.  Businesses are choosing Columbia County, GA.  If you are a business owner and want to know more […]

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September, 08 2015

Columbia County Growth

September 8, 2015 If you live in or around Columbia County, GA you may have noticed that our community is growing.  What you may not realize is just how fast we are growing.  According to US Census data (2010-2014), Columbia County is the 29th Fastest Growing County in the United States. During this time period, we […]

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July, 16 2015

Robbie Bennett on Small Business

July 16, 2015 Executive Director of the Development Authority of Columbia County Robbie Bennett discusses programs to better help small businesses in the area with Augusta CEO.  Click here to access the interview. Favorite

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May, 13 2015

Great Meeting with Georgia Department of Labor Commissioner Mark Butler

May 13, 2015 Today the Development Authority of Columbia County hosted Georgia Department of Labor Commissioner Mark Butler in Columbia County.  Commissioner Butler visited our team to learn about growth in Columbia County and the needs of our expanding companies.  We started our day talking about some the initiatives the Development Authority is supporting the […]

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