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July 20, 2005

Albany- The Georgia Minority Supplier Developemnt Council, Incorporated is wooking with Albany's Small and Disadvantaged business office. The coucnil helps minority and women-owned businesses expand.

It also includes a mentoring program that links the vendors to more than 400 corporations and governement entities across the state.

"Most of the opportuinities in business kind of stop in Atlanta, and they forget that we're here in South Georgia. This is why they are coming here, because they recognize that there is an audience here. They recognize that there are a lot of businesses in this area that can and a qualified to do business with coporate America," says Pinky Douglas of the Small and Disadvantage Business Office.

Officials say they hope to have at least 10 vendors in their mentor protege program by the end of August.

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