AUGUSTA, Ga (WFXG) - Augusta received some excellent news today.

Mayor Garnett Johnson announced the city is chosen as one of the five hub cities to participate in the Biden-Harris "President's Investing in America" agenda. The federal workforce hub is designed to help create pathways for people in Augusta and the surrounding areas to access good-paying jobs created by the American Rescue Plan, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the CHIPS and Science Act, and the Inflation Reduction Act.

Mayor Garnett Johnson's office will engage community and corporate stakeholders to enhance the efforts.

"My Administration has begun collaboration with local community partners to have a complete vision for progressive workforce development for Augusta and the surrounding regions. The city looks forward to partnering with The White House and regional stakeholders to train a workforce ready and capable to meet the needs and requirements of employees in various industries," said Mayor Garnett Johnson.

The first hubs will launch this summer. Other selected cities include Phoenix, Columbus, OH, Pittsburgh, and Baltimore.

The Administration says Augusta is the right choice for the workforce hub due to existing parts of the city: Fort Gordon, the Medical College of Georgia, and the Savannah River Nuclear Power Plant.

The Administration further states the CSRA is on the forefront of its sustainable domestic production agenda, with $1.4 billion in recently announced private-sector investments, including in batteries.

A spokesperson says the Administration's efforts will focus on preparing and creating pathways for people in Augusta and the surrounding areas to access the good-paying jobs created in the clean energy industry, among others.