Grant & Loan Awards: Richmond County


Richmond County

EDGE Fund: $1,500,000

Awarded: 12/18/2007

Applicant: Richmond County, Development Authority of

EDGE funds to purchase equipment in support of the location of a 78,000 SF customer-care facility for T-Mobile in Augusta, Georgia. T-Mobile is one of the top four carriers in the U.S. followed by AT&T, Verizon Wireless and Sprint Nextel. The Company’s U.S. operation, T-Mobile USA, Inc., serves over 27 million mobile customers, employs over 29,000 and is capable of serving all Americans through its established network. Deutsche Telekom Group AG, the parent company, is ranked #56 on the Forbes Global 2000 listing of the world’s largest public companies. The U.S. subsidiary is based in Bellevue, Washington. The Company has created 240 new jobs to-date at the Augusta facility. This project was in competition with Idaho, Utah and Washington.

Total Budgeted Project Cost: $25,500,000

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