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EDC focuses on new business

May 21, 2008

Albany -- The Dougherty Economic Development Commission has sharpened its focus to work on attracting new businesses to Albany, while helping current businesses thrive.

Over the past several months, the EDC has worked to define its mission, separating the organization from the role of the Chamber of Commerce. Economic Development Vice President Andrea Schruijer says the community wanted a clearer vision for the two organizations.

"One of our main focuses is to make sure we create jobs within our community and establish an environment that allows for the growth of wealth," said Schruijer.

Schruijer says she's been meeting with current businesses to find out what kind of government assistance she can help them acquire to spur growth.

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