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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.

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