About East Georgia
Region 7 in the East Central area of the state has a labor force of 225,000 and offers educational opportunities at Augusta Technical College, Georgia Military College and Middle Georgia State University and more. Fifty-four percent of residents have some college, or a degree, including associates, bachelor’s or advanced. In 2019, Augusta/Ft. Gordon was selected as the U.S Army Cyber Command center with more than 4,700 high-tech military personnel to accommodate the growth in military intelligence, cyber and the National Security Agency (NSA). Other major corporations that have found the region attractive for business expansion include Starbucks, Georgia Pacific, and Harrison Poultry.
Founded in 1934, the famed Augusta National Golf Club is the home of the annual major tournament, The Masters. This international sporting event draws enthusiasts from around the globe. Nearby Evans, Georgia has been voted one of the Best Towns for Families, by Family Circle Magazine and is home to the Grammy Award winning band Lady Antebellum. More than 13 film/TV productions have filmed in historic Crawfordville, GA.