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Annual quail hunt approaches

By Christian Jennings - bio | email

ALBANY,  GA (WALB) –  The 22nd Annual Georgia Quail Hunt will take place in two weeks.

The hunt attracts business executives, and hopefully jobs, to South Georgia, and it is growing this year.

31 businesses have signed up, a couple more than last year.

Over the last 16 years, quail hunt guests have invested more than $1.25 billion and created 7,400 new jobs in the state.

"These are all top management of companies who have expressed an interest in the state of Georgia. So we're very excited they get to see Albany first hand," said EDC President Ted Clem.

The EDC says connections made at last year's quail hunt with Coats and Clark representatives helped facilitate last year's expansion of the company in Albany.

In November the company decided to consolidate its North American distribution centers in Albany into the long vacant 280,000 square foot Delco building.

The move will create close to 25 jobs. 


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