City hears Market Street report - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

City hears Market Street report

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

  • Tifton schools get renovations

    Tifton schools get renovations

    Thursday, July 24 2014 11:10 AM EDT2014-07-24 15:10:57 GMT
    Eighth Street Middle School has new ceilings and renovated hallways, and  Matt Wilson is getting improvements too.More >>
    Eighth Street Middle School has new ceilings and renovated hallways, and  Matt Wilson is getting improvements too.More >>
  • 9-year-old raises funds for Flint RiverQuarium

    9-year-old raises funds for Flint RiverQuarium

    Thursday, July 24 2014 10:30 AM EDT2014-07-24 14:30:46 GMT
    The Flint RiverQuarium has more funds for feeding its animals thanks to the efforts of one 9-year-old girl.More >>
    The Flint RiverQuarium has more funds for feeding its animals thanks to the efforts of one 9-year-old girl.More >>
  • Metro Albany's jobless rate climbs .3%

    Metro Albany's jobless rate climbs .3%

    Thursday, July 24 2014 8:54 AM EDT2014-07-24 12:54:21 GMT
    Information from The Georgia Department of Labor- The Georgia Department of Labor says Metro Albany's unemployment rate increased to 8.7 percent in June, up three-tenths of a percentage point from 8.4More >>
    The rate increased because of seasonal factors, such as the summer job loss among non-contract school workers and temporary layoffs, primarily in manufacturing. There were 60,500 jobs in Albany in June, down by 300, or 0.5 percent, from 60,800 in May. Most of the loss came in state government and the service-related industries.More >>

March 12, 2008

Albany   --  Folks got a chance to learn more about the future of the city Wednesday. The "All Together Albany" Town Meeting was held at Albany State University.     

Community leaders reviewed six-month study developed by Market Street. They took into account current economic conditions, the declining job market, and the housing market and came up with a plan for Albany to attract business.            

Chamber of Commerce leaders say the city must first deal with its weaknesses.

"We'd like to be stronger in education, we'd like to have better transportation access, we'd like to have more, more, more, better, faster, that's what it's about," said Albany Chamber of Commerce President Tim Martin.     

They also said development can't happen in a vacuum. It takes a relationship between government, schools, businesses, and the community to happen.