Thu., October 28, 2010 2:34pm (EDT)

Costco Brings Jobs To Augusta
By Noel Brown
Updated: 3 years ago

AUGUSTA, Ga.  —  
Wholesale retailer Costco is opening a store in Augusta. Officials say it will bring hundreds of jobs and boost the local economy. (Image courtesy Costco)
Wholesale retailer Costco is opening a store in Augusta. Officials say it will bring hundreds of jobs and boost the local economy. (Image courtesy Costco)
The wholesale retailer Costco plans to open a new location in Augusta.

City officials say the store will inject millions into the local economy and provide about 200 new jobs.

County commissioners voted to provide the company with $10 million to help cover development costs.

The funds could also be used to pay for the land near Interstate 20 where the store will be built.

Officials expect it to be open by November of 2011.