136 Year Old Mill Could Become Cybercenter


CyberworksIt’s somewhat ironic: One of the best glimpses into Augusta, Ga.’s future can be found at a 136-year-old textile mill.

The mostly shuttered Sibley Mill in the city’s historic Harrisburg section is where a group of high-tech investors are working through the initial phases of a $150 million plan to develop a multi-use complex called Augusta Cyberworks.

The plan would transform the hulking industrial property and the adjacent King Mill into offices, apartments and a 20-megawatt data center to power the city’s growing digital economy.

“There is nothing like this here in Augusta,” said Charles Johnson, the CEO of IT firm EDTS and a partner in Cape Augusta Digital Properties, the developer of the Cyberworks campus.

EDTS, which provides remote network and cybersecurity services, is Cyberworks’ first tenant. The 72-employee company moved into 32,000 square feet of renovated space in the mill’s old cotton warehouse last summer.


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