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EDC may receive WG&L money

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The Albany Water, Gas and Light Commission is considering making a major contribution to help economic development in Dougherty County.

The WG&L Board is considering giving the EDC $100,000 to help attract new businesses and expand current ones.

Board members said job and industry loss in the community has taken revenue away from the utility and bringing in more businesses will bring back that revenue, maybe even more. 

"The more buildings and more expansions, the more services we provide the more that we make is an investment, so to speak, this is an investment for us," said WG&L Chairman Mayor Willie Adams.  

The board is waiting until its next meeting October 29th to decide if and how much money they may pledge to the EDC.

 

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