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Businesses attend Industry Luncheon

An Industry Luncheon was held at the Hilton Garden Inn by the Economic Development Commission for the Albany-Dougherty Industry Celebration Week.

The Keynote Speaker Gretchen Corbin, Department Commissioner of the Georgia Dept. of Economic development, took the time to acknowledge local companies and businesses and their efforts during this rough time.

Representatives from Georgia Power, Albany Tech, and General Dynamics, just to name a few, attended the luncheon.

"Local Businesses are encouraged to voice their opinions to let the commission know exactly what needs to be done,"  said Corbin. "We're helping working companies to grow to create jobs and create investments we visit our Georgia companies and so we can very quickly see that they are building back up to capacity."

 The commission assures the companies that Southern Georgia has much promise and will begin to see an improvement in its economy due to location interest from major companies and also what we all can do to help.

"As a community we need to do a better job of supporting our industries, we can do that as business leaders also as citizens too. If you shop buy something from a company that's based here or that is made here," said Barbara Rivera Holmes of the Albany Dougherty Economic Development Commission.

It has yet to be released what major company is looking to come to Albany, the EDC will continue its efforts to bring forth the best candidates for the city.

 

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