Moving to our Area

Newcomer’s Guide

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.

 Contact us today and request your Newcomer's Guide!

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

CSRA Allliance for Fort Gordon

Fort Gordon Cyber District

Augusta Economic Development Authority

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.

Business Startup Guide

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.

Downtown Development Authority

The Downtown Development Authority works with local government and the private sector to strengthen the economic climate of downtown Augusta.

Augusta Tomorrow

Augusta Tomorrow facilitates discussions to define our region based on economic development themes that capitalize on our strengths.

Central Savannah River Area Regional Commission

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.

UGA Small Business Development Center

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.

City of Augusta Planning and Development Department

The primary responsibilities of the Planning and Development Department includes: Planning & Zoning, Permits/Licenses, and Code Enforcement


SCORE is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that offers entrepreneurs, new, and existing small business owners counseling, mentoring, and training. 

Better Business Bureau

The BBB monitors accredited businesses for continuing compliance with standards. They also accept complaints against businesses and reports of fraud, rip-offs, and scams.