Economic development and job creation top legislators priority lists - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Economic development and job creation top legislators priority lists

Posted: Updated:
  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Darton College receives new honor

    Darton College receives new honor

    Friday, August 29 2014 11:37 PM EDT2014-08-30 03:37:42 GMT
    Darton State College receives a new honor.It is ranked 6th in the country among mid-sized colleges in the Center for Digital Education's annual Digital Community Colleges Survey.More >>
    Darton State College receives a new honor.It is ranked 6th in the country among mid-sized colleges in the Center for Digital Education's annual Digital Community Colleges Survey.More >>
  • NFL domestic violence punishment a step in the right direction

    NFL domestic violence punishment a step in the right direction

    Friday, August 29 2014 11:34 PM EDT2014-08-30 03:34:28 GMT
    Silke Deeley, Liberty House Executive DirectorSilke Deeley, Liberty House Executive Director
    The director of an Albany women's shelter is glad the NFL is sending a strong message against domestic violence .Yesterday, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell put tough new punishments in place for players who commit domestic violence. More >>
    The director of an Albany women's shelter is glad the NFL is sending a strong message against domestic violence .Yesterday, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell put tough new punishments in place for players who commit domestic violence. More >>
  • Albany fire department recruits 15 firefighters

    Albany fire department recruits 15 firefighters

    Friday, August 29 2014 11:29 PM EDT2014-08-30 03:29:55 GMT
    Richard Lynn, Albany FirefighterRichard Lynn, Albany Firefighter
    More than a dozen men and women begin their careers as Albany firefighters. Within a couple of hours, some of those men and women will work at stations throughout the county to serve and protect our community.More >>
    More than a dozen men and women begin their careers as Albany firefighters. Within a couple of hours, some of those men and women will work at stations throughout the county to serve and protect our community.More >>

January 9, 2008

Albany-  Economic development and job creation are also at the top of state leaders' lists, especially since Georgia is the third fastest growing state in the nation.

Tim Martin questioned Governor Perdue about economic development money for south Georgia and specifically, money promised last year for Building "K" at Albany Technical College. The 10.8 million dollar project would create workforce development opportunities and would train people for skilled jobs.

"Workforce development and education are so important to the business climate and the connectivity from Albany Technical College and this Building K to training a workforce that our major employers including the military base, Marine Corps base, logistics center, the maintenance center, the effort is vital to us," said Tim Martin, Albany Chamber of Commerce President.

The Governor acknowledged the project is on the state technical and adult education's list, but stopped short of saying the money would be available this year. He did say growing technical colleges remains a high priority.

Feedback: news@walb.com?subject=StatePriorities