Azziz says 'New-U' will help south Augusta

By: Justin Fabiano Email
By: Justin Fabiano Email

News 12 at 11 o'clock / Tuesday, April 24, 2012

AUGUSTA, Ga. -- From the new name to where it will grow, the "New-U" has been on everyone's mind, and on Tuesday, GHSU President Dr. Ricardo Azziz took a trip to south Augusta.

"When you're creating a university this size, it's good for everybody," he said.

Everybody, Azziz indicated, includes south Augustans. He says downtown development created by the growth of the university will indirectly help the area.

"Some areas, like our downtown, are really going to be able to develop the new restaurants, the niche, cool areas that are attractive to recruits," he said.

Those recruits, are places like Starbucks, which will be in south Augusta.

"Our manufacturing, our larger economic investment, has to be in areas which have more land, right, south Augusta being one of those areas," Azziz said. "Every part of a city has to leverage its strengths so that we as a whole can come together to become stronger."

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