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By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -  Defense contractors interested in getting millions of dollars in military contracts continue to set up shop in Albany. 

Close to a billion dollars in contracts should soon begin to be awarded for Marine Corps Logistics Command, based at MCLB Albany. In order to get the work, contractors must have an office within 10 minutes of Logistics Command.

Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics, and BAE Systems have already set up offices in town. EDC President Ted Clem says that could mean more jobs down the road.

"That's what we're anticipating," said Clem. "That once MCLOGS come to fruition, awards are starting to be made and task orders are out on the street, that these local officers will start hiring local people to fill these task orders."

Clem and other city and county leaders recently returned from a meeting with military officials at the Pentagon in Washington.

They indicated less money for new weapons means more money may be spent on retrofitting and re-purposing current weapons.

 

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