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Albany EDC works to bring jobs, money to the area

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission is working with potential new businesses to bring more jobs and tax revenue to the area.

Dawson Road is home to many Albany restaurants and businesses and more could be on the way here.

"We are continuing to work very closely and very strongly with our prospects that we have right now and hope that one day soon we'll get to make a great announcement about new jobs and investment in the area," said Albany Dougherty Economic Development Commission President Justin Strickland.

Strickland wouldn't confirm any specific restaurants or retailers but says they take initiative in bringing new businesses to Albany.

"Our economic development commission takes a very proactive approach at working with businesses who are interested in Albany and looking at Albany as a potential location. " said Strickland.

Board members mentioned "two new projects" at a meeting Wednesday. Strickland says his job is to promote the many benefits that Albany can have for companies.

The great highway quality, high utility capacity and low costs of business aren't even the best thing here.

"We've got great people who work hard who take pride in what they do and would love to have a job to support their family through employment," said Strickland.

Until those people have jobs, Strickland says he will continue to work hard and bring them to Albany.

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