Albany-Dougherty County leaders call new project a “game changer”

Albany-Dougherty County leaders call new project a “game changer”
City leaders meet with Georgia Technical College representatives. (Source: WALB)

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Albany-Dougherty County leaders said a new project they’re working on will be a “game changer” for the community.

The city announced a new, continuous partnership with Georgia Technical College and ESRI to calculate statistics on community information.

City leaders meet with Georgia Technical College representatives. (Source: WALB)
City leaders meet with Georgia Technical College representatives. (Source: WALB)

Together, they’re creating and using a new data collection software.

It will tell city and county leaders stats on everything from crime, to median household incomes, to the demographics of people in the area.

And the community will be able to use the information, too.

“Instead of having to come and ask for it, we’re trying to figure out what the citizens actually need and then provide it in a manner they can understand,” said Chief Information Officer, Steven Carter.

The technology is currently used in cities, like Johns Creek outside of Atlanta.

It will give updated and accessible data for leaders and residents.

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