How will the Georgia Cyber Innovation and Training Center affect Augusta’s economy?

Dr. Simon Medcalfe, associate professor of Finance and Economics, sat down with the Jagwire team recently to discuss the potential economic impact of bringing a $50 million construction project (the Georgia Cyber Innovation and Training Center) to downtown Augusta.

Big things are coming to Augusta, Medcalfe says, but they won’t all be cranes and tractors. Watch to find out more.

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Nick Garrett is a communications coordinator in the Division of Communications & Marketing at Augusta University. Contact him at 706-446-4802 or

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