Major Economic Development Announcement Downtown from MaconBibbTV on Vimeo.

Robins Air Force Base is coming to Downtown Macon-Bibb – at least part of it is. A partnership between The Base, Mercer University, Macon-Bibb County, NewTown Macon, The Macon-Bibb County Industrial Authority, Urban Development Authority and others will bring a software engineering lab to the heart of our city. It will be located in the Historic Capricorn Records Building on Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard.

According to a project description from the complex, “WR-ALC aims to create a space for ingenuity by networking with community and educational leaders in Computer Science and Engineering. While continuously delivering war-winning software to our Airmen, this endeavor will allow for the furtherance of software agile development. Set in historic middle Georgia with ambitions to foster community involvement and grow revitalization efforts, WR-ALC will utilize the setting as a stage for recruitment of nationwide talents in the fields of extreme programming, lean production development, research and development.”