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The Alliance for Progress wants to continue their work

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By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

November 19, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A group that supported the Marine Corps Logistics base during the Base Realignment process is looking for a partner to keep the organization alive.

The Economic Development Commission is looking at a model that would keep The Alliance for Progress is existance to continue to defend the base should another realignment process begin. The group could also be helpful with the ongoing search for industries and firms that may support the base and the community.

"They have remained active although somewhat less engaged and we don't want them to go away so the alliance came to us and said is there a relationship we can have with the economic development commission that makes this an ongoing effort," said Bobby McKinney, EDC Interim President and Board Chairman.

Tactics the group used to keep the base open have also been used in the "I love Cooper" campaign. The alliance also believes collaboration with neighboring counties is essential to workforce development and in recruiting defense industry investors.

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