November 2013

There are 3 blog entries for November 2013.

Plant Vogtle is located just outside Waynesboro, Georgia in Burke County and is also a short drive to Hephzibah, Georgia in Richmond County. It is one of Georgia Powers two nuclear facilities in the Southern Company system that currently has two nuclear reactors in operation. These two nuclear reactor units began operation in the late 1980s and supply power to Southeast states.

Just last week (Nov. 21, 2013) concrete was poured for the new nuclear reactor unit number four also under construction along with unit three. When completed plant Vogtle will be the only US built nuclear reactor constructed in the last 30 years and be the only four unit nuclear facility in the entire United States.  The cost of units three and four is expected to exceed $4

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Starbucks Plant in Augusta GA

 

Starbucks Coffee Co. manufacturing plant, the first tenant in the Augusta Corporate Park on Mike Padgett Highway remains on schedule for an early 2014 completion date.

Construction of the $172 million, 180,000-square-foot facility offers job opportunity for  more than 140 workers. An estimated 75% of the jobs include maintenance and engineering technicians, roasting operators, soluble process operators and packaging operators, 25% will be management and administrative staff.  The Aygusta plant will process green coffee beans and plans to produce a Starbucks product called VIA Ready Brew.

If you would like to rent or buy a house in close proximity to the Starbucks plant, for commuting you may want to focus on

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“How Money Walks”  is a very interesting website that shows nationwide how income in the United States migrates from state to state and county to county.  This site gives a perspective in very clear graphics what’s really happening with our communities.  Related to real estate, it shows powerful and established trends that impact all of us.    Check it out and you may recognize some well-known trends while some may be a real surprise! 

One local example of this is how much wealth has been gained by Columbia County as a direct result of trends in Ft. Gordon employment.   

With the somewhat new NSA site at Ft Gordon and new missions, Columbia County, GA has gained wealth from Anne Arundel County, MD to the tune of $21.44 million!

Another

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