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Governor Nathan Deal is coming to Albany Thursday to help map out a plan to create more jobs in Georgia.

In April, Deal launched the Georgia Competitive Initiative to assess strengths and weaknesses gather information and ideas from leaders and develop recommendations to help stimulate job creation and economic growth.

The governor will be at Albany Technical College Thursday for the first of 12 hearings to develop a job creation strategy. More than 100 business leaders and other folks who signed up to take part in the process will be there.

Folks in Georgia were asked to take surveys to identify needs of our area. Other than Atlanta, Albany had the most participation.

"They were very open and honest on those surveys and those surveys will give us the nucleus on what the workshops and the meetings will go like," said County commission chairman Jeff Sinyard.

The final report of the Georgia Competitiveness Initiative will be released this fall.

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