Augusta’s new convention center now has the operating agreement it needs to start hosting events. Augusta-Richmond County Commissioners approved the contract Thursday night after nearly a month of contentious negotiations.
Augusta’s new convention center is supposed to host its first event in January, but it made news this week when organizers pulled out because there’s no operating agreement for the center. Several Augusta-Richmond County commissioners will meet again Friday to try to hammer out an operating agreement for the city’s new convention center.
Augusta’s mayor thinks his region’s economy relies too heavily on government installations like Fort Gordon and the Savannah River Site. Mayor Deke Copenhaver wants to change that with a regional collaboration center focused on the technology, energy and health sectors.