Science, military, medical and industry have kept Augusta pretty insulated from the national financial crisis.
But now that SRS is facing significant cuts, our base is beginning to stagger. Our Army post is a much needed communications hub for the entire globe, yet now it appears to be susceptible to significant cuts. SRS, a mainstay in the local economy, is looking down the barrel of major employment reductions. Industry has seen a hit with Proctor and Gamble’s mothballing and Federal Paper shrinking.
The last leg of our stable economy is medical.
Dr. Azziz has his detractors. As a change agent, he has made many people angry. He changed the name of a college. He has shaken up the “status quo” of the academic world of Augusta. Turning an aircraft carrier takes a lot of time and space. Perhaps he didn’t feel he had the time or the space. But one day, the CSRA may wake up and see how his arrival was just in time, his changes the right ones.
Yes, Augusta, we have been spoiled with national tax dollars.
Some perspective may be in order as we look at the big picture of the CSRA’s overall economic health as it relates to GRU and its new path. You Might Also Like:
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