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Business is looking at vacant Albany offices

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Despite the tough economy, some businesses are doing well and several are looking at re-locating to Albany.

In the last 30 days, the Economic Development Commission has shown vacant Albany properties to at least five different small businesses.

EDC President Ted Clem says drawing in several smaller businesses is better than bringing in one large employer. 

"What we're trying to do is create a diverse economy and having 10 small companies versus one large one indicates a healthier economy so if we have prospects looking to hire 20 to 30 employees we see that as a great sign," said Clem.

Clem said to get those businesses to commit is difficult because access to capital and financing is difficult right now.

Another business is expected to visit Albany Thursday.

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