Moving to our Area
We would love to send you a complimentary “Newcomer’s Guide” with information on housing, dining, events throughout the year in Augusta - even a map of our city. We hope you find this information useful as you become more familiar with your new community. Send us your request and mailing address to receive your Guide in a few days.
This four-color publication, highlighting the attractions and assets of the Augusta area, is published annually and distributed by the Augusta Metro and Columbia County Chambers of Commerce to newcomers, residents, visitors and many others.
These accurate, user-friendly maps remain very popular items in our region for newcomers to the area, the thousands of visitors every year and even our lifelong residents. This publication is the only official map endorsed and distributed by the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce.
Welcome to Augusta!
We are pleased to have you in our city, and hope that you'll stay awhile. Being a newcomer can be exciting, but also intimidating and confusing. We hope you will find the information below helpful as you become more familiar with your new community.
Start by taking a moment to watch the video below for an overview of everything the CSRA has to offer.
More Helpful Links
The official destination marketing and management organization enhancing the region's economy by positioning Augusta as a preferred visitor destination.
The Augusta EDA recruits new manufacturing, distribution, assembly, and related industrial facilities to Augusta, and focuses on the expansion of existing industries. They also recruit national and regional corporate headquarters, customer service centers, major retail investments, hospitality ventures, and life sciences projects.
The Downtown Development Authority works with local government and the private sector to strengthen the economic climate of downtown Augusta.
The Fort Gordon Cyber District represents a two-state, seven-county regional economic development and attraction initiative that supports both the defense and private sector technology, innovation, and growth. Centered around the U.S. Army’s new national cyber headquarters at Fort Gordon, the region is booming with opportunity for technological and economic expansion.
The mission of the CSRA Alliance is to promote, coordinate and advocate for the Fort Gordon Cyber District to stimulate investment in cyber growth and capitalize on opportunites for the benefit of all.
Augusta Tomorrow facilitates discussions to define our region based on economic development themes that capitalize on our strengths.
The BBB monitors accredited businesses for continuing compliance with standards. They also accept complaints against businesses and reports of fraud, rip-offs, and scams.
This comprehensive guide, created by the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce, covers many of the questions that arise when a person thinks of opening a business in Augusta-Richmond county.
The CSRA RC is a public sector, non-profit agency providing planning, land-use development, grant writing and administration, economic development, historic preservation, and geographic information systems development and implementation.
The Richmond County School System will create a world-class, globally competitive school system where all students will graduate and are college/career ready. The academic options approved by the Board of Education for 2018-2019 affirm Richmond County Schools’ continued commitment to offer a wide range of choices that satisfy the unique interests and aspirations of our students. Refer to the Richmond County School System 2018-2019 School Options Guide to learn more.
SCORE is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that offers entrepreneurs, new, and existing small business owners counseling, mentoring, and training.
The Georgia Small Business Development Center (SBDC) offers no-cost, confidential consulting services to Georgia’s small businesses including management, finance, and marketing consulting services, and training programs.