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CSRA infrastructure, economy come up during Senate hearing

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WASHINGTON (WRDW/WAGT) – On Tuesday in a hearing of the Senate Banking Committee, Georgia Sen. Jon Ossoff brought up job creation in the CSRA.

He said Augusta, Evans and the rest of the CSRA could benefit economically from major investments in transit and transportation infrastructure.

The Democrat cited a 17 percent increase in employment in Evans between 2015 and 2020 and emphasized the importance of supporting infrastructure investments in helping communities grow.

“A lot of the economic development and job growth we’re seeing in Georgia is taking place in smaller communities outside of the state Capitol,” he said in the hearing. “Evans, Ga., is the perfect illustration of such a town. Evans is located just outside Augusta where we have Fort Gordon, which hosts the U.S. Army Cyber Center for Excellence and from 2015 to 2020, Evans saw a 17% increase in its employed population. Growing cities and towns need to invest in infrastructure to build…

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