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County officials offer help as GIW expands

...spokesman who wouldn't provide further details of the expansion.Robert Bennett, executive director of the Columbia County Development Authority, said at a recent Management and Financial Services Committee meeting that GIW is applying for a $500...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-03-13/county-officials-offer-hel
Bass Pro Shops decision to back out of store not a surprise to some

...customers continue to buy from Bass Pro Shops' catalogs, Web site or its other stores "in the region."Columbia County Development Authority Director Robbie Bennett said the company was almost at the end of its 90-day due diligence phase before...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2013-10-02/bass-pro-sh
Bass Pro Shops backs out of Columbia County deal

...their hats in their hands," he said.The deal worked out with the county, McKnight Properties and the Columbia County Development Authority provided that Bass Pro Shops would purchase eight acres from McKnight and donate six to the county. In...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-10-01/bass-pro-shops-backs-out-c
Augusta Tech Columbia County campus begins second year

...because of wetlands. The road was built two years later and construction on the school followed after the Columbia County Development Authority donated land.With funding scarce, only four full-time instructors are assigned to the Grovetown campus...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2012-08-28/augusta-tech-columbia-cou
Columbia County panel wraps up year

...The Board also voted not to renew the contract of Troy Post, the current executive director of the Columbia County Development Authority.Talk of county business, however, was tempered by reactions to the Sandy Hook, Conn.Columbia County...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2012-12-19/columbia-county-panel-wr
New Columbia County development director to come from Augusta agency

A Richmond County De velopment Authority official is the sole finalist for the top job in the Columbia County Development Authority.Robert F. Bennett, a project manager for Richmond County's agency since Oct. 2009, will be named...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-02-28/new-columbia-county-develo
New director pushes Columbia County development

...Development Authority of Richmond County.That experience was a plus in Bennett landing the job, said Columbia County Development Authority Board Chairman Mark Wills."We were fortunate to find somebody locally who has the qualifications for...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-04-09/new-director-pushes-columb
Deadline for GrowSmart program is Monday

...program, a collaborative effort by the Columbia County Development Authority and University of Georgia Small Business...businesses.The program begins Tuesday at the Columbia County Development Authority office at 1000 Business Blvd. in Evans...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2013-04-22/deadline-gr
Augusta Economic Development Authority hires project manager

...technology transfer and traditional manufacturing is a plus."Robbie Bennett, who was named director of the Columbia County Development Authority in March, formerly served as the authority's project manager.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2013-07-24/augusta-eco
Bass Pro Shops pick new spot for Augusta area sporting goods store

...to Columbia County was a collaboration among the county commission and staff members, McKnight and the Columbia County Development Authority. As an incentive, the county will install and maintain the public parking lot, which also will be used...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-07-24/bass-pro-shops-pick-new-sp