Greater Augusta Day underway at the Georgia Capitol

Published: Feb. 1, 2017 at 2:27 PM EST
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Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017

ATLANTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- Greater Augusta leaders arrived at the Georgia Capitol for a long day Wednesday.

Leaders learned more about the Atlanta Beltline and public private partnerships. News 12 NBC 26 City Government Reporter and Anchor, Lindsay Tuman, said she will work to find out what that means for Augusta.

Governor Nathan Deal received a standing ovation for the Cyber Institute announcement.

According to Gov. Nathan Deal, $412 million of investments were made in the Augusta region in 2016. Gov. Deal said the Cyber range will add to that.

Deal talked about the film industry in the Greater Augusta Region as well as films being made in Augusta and Warren Counties.

Gov. Deal said he spent most of his time on active duty at Fort Gordon and while he visited last week he was told it may be the only military installation in the country that is growing.

Gov. Deal said the Cyber Center will be a companion to what the federal government is investing in the community. The Cyber Academy or range will provide training for those who want more Cyber security skills. It will also help start-ups and serve as incubators for those in Cyber Security.

Will also make Georgia the only state in the nation with this level of involvement in cyber security - will be training for jobs world wide

Gov. Deal said this will take a lot of partnerships to make this successful in education and local leadership.

Cyber leaders said they have never been in a community more welcoming than the City of Augusta and Gov. Deal said Augusta has a great reputation.