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Could Albany create ties to a city in China?

Assistant City Manager Wes Smith Assistant City Manager Wes Smith

The city of Albany has approached Yantai, China to see if the two cities can create a friendship.

The city is a commercial port city with a strong emphasis in manufacturing. Assistant City Manager Wes Smith and Commissioner Christopher Pike will make a trip to Atlanta Wednesday to meet with delegates from another city in China in an effort to learn how these relationships can be built.

"We want to visit just to test the waters. Now ultimately we are intent on creating a friendship which is a lower level relationship with Yantai hopefully to trade technology possibly encourage businesses to come here, it's just a testing of the waters. If we can do something with the Chinese we'd certainly like to do that," said Smith.

 City officials believe the relationship could be beneficial to Albany Technical College, which specializes in training for manufacturers.

Officials say medical technology would be another offering the city of Albany could make.

 

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