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Small Business Program shut down

By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Now that the county no longer has a small business program, it's shutting down the small business office. Two employees will lose their jobs.

The office has a budget of close to $140,000 a year but hasn't been in operation since July 1st of last year. That's when the county, city, and school board disbanded their small business consortium.

Since then, the county has been trying to come up with its own program. Because they couldn't agree on a program, the office is now closing.

County Administrator Richard Crowdis said, "Well, there is no program. The only reason we carried forward was for a small business program and, of course, Pinky knows this. We've talked about this. The commission is either going to vote it up or down."

The county will shut down the small business office by April 30th.

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