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County shutters small business office

By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Dougherty County commissioners vote to shut down the county's small business office.  The office, which currently has one full time and one part time employee will close effective April 30th, but the county will still have a small business program.

The commission also voted Monday to contract with the Georgia Tech procurement assistance center to manage the program for $55,000.

Commissioner Gloria Gaines said, "We will essentially have the same program that we had over the last year and that is a program that is focused on trying to improve the amount of business that we do with small businesses in Dougherty County and the surrounding counties."

The city of Albany currently utilizes the Georgia Tech Procurement Center to manage its small business program.

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