The center, which is located on Augusta University’s Riverfront Campus, will include a secure briefing area and an incubator and accelerator to foster innovation and entrepreneurship, university officials said. The center includes two buildings, totaling 332,000 square-feet. Officials will celebrate the opening Tuesday of one of the two buildings, the Hull McKnight Building. Construction of the second building began in January and scheduled to be completed by the end of the year.
More than 40,000 Georgia residents now work in the field, including about 13,000 in the Augusta area, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported in January.