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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Things are looking up this year for Albany's economy, according to our city leaders.

Mayor Hubbard's Coalition for Economic Development is working with community members to improve workforce development in the county.

They say we're recovering after loss of certain industry in recent years, but that we still have a lot of work to do.

The group is still looking to improve community involvement, along with the school system and local colleges to help in workforce preparation.

The organization held their first forum several months ago to join hands with the community in the process, and plan to continue the progress with others this week and throughout the year.

"We've had a good year, I mean, we're slowly rebounding from the recession that we had in the last decade and there's a lot of new investment taking place and a lot of retail activity," said Ted Clem, President of Dougherty Economic Development Commission.

Mayor Hubbard is hosting the Coalition's second forum tomorrow afternoon to inform the community of economic development and enhance labor pools in our city.

They'll have Raymond Gilley, former 10-year CEO of Orlando Metro's Economic Development there to speak about things we can do here in Albany to see economic growth.

You can join that forum tomorrow afternoon from 2 to 4 in room 100 of the Government Center.