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By Jim Wallace - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Members of the Albany Dougherty Economic Development Commission are going to Atlanta and Washington D.C. to fight for this area's share of the federal stimulus package.

Projects like the widening of Highway 133 are on the list that E.D.C. leaders will discuss with state legislators and Georgia's Congressional delegation.

New President Ted Clem said the trip is to make sure South Georgia is not forgotten.

Clem said  "to make sure that our case is being heard, and our priorities become the state priorities in term of our needs in local infrastructure."

EDC leaders said with the recession, they are concentrating as much on retaining jobs at current industries and businesses, as recruiting new industry to Albany.

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