The Hull McKnight Georgia Cyber Innovation and Training Center began construction in December of 2017 on a 165,000-sf technology incubator and workforce development facility in Augusta. Slated for completion in late 2018, the five-story project is supported by $35 million in state funding and represents the center's second phase of construction. A $60 million, 167,000-sf cybersecurity research facility is currently under construction at the site and completion is expected in July of 2018. The project team for the first phase includes design architect Gensler, construction manager Jones Lang LaSalle, general contractor New South Construction, and Cranston Engineering Group. Partners in the center include the Georgia Technology Authority, the City of Augusta, the U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence at Fort Gordon, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, the University System of Georgia, and the Technical College System of Georgia.