Albany-- Albany and Dougherty County welcome a new economic leader. She hopes to continue to put Albany on the map.
Monday afternoon, Chamber of Commerce President Tim Martin introduced Andrea Schruijer to city and community leaders. She will serve as the Vice-President of Economic Development for the Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission.
Shchruijer says the area has lots of tools to boost jobs and economic growth.
"I think Albany has a lot of different things that we can offer with regards to retirees and business communities, technology as well. There are so many different attractions. We have Chehaw, the Riverquarium, downtown. We also have a lot of different options for schools," said Schruijer.
One of Schruijer's first projects is to put together a steering committee to build a strategic plan for Albany and Dougherty County. The plan will make sure they're on the right track to making the area a better place to live and build business.
She takes over the position from Linda Moore who resigned earlier this year.