Spread Albany tourism through fashion

Spread Albany tourism through fashion

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - How would you like to make a fashion statement for your hometown? The Albany Dougherty Economic Development Commission has come up with to spread the word on our town.

A tote bag and a baseball cap may not seem like much to get excited about, but for Justin Strickland, President of Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Center, today was the big reveal. They want residents to sport the new look to help bring more attention to their hometown.

"And help us tell the stories of the people and the place and the great assets we have here," Strickland said.

The new gear ranges from golf shirts to license plates to lapel pins. This is a continuation of the "Only One Albany," a campaign that promotes positive images of the community.

Strickland feels so far it's been a hit. "Our industry is growing and in turn out retail base is growing," Strickland continued. "And we see community pride growing as well so it all works together."

In the last couple of years new businesses have flocked to Albany, including the latest announcement of P & G Company and Constellation putting in a new biomass plant, as well as Thrush aircraft adding 100 more jobs.

Strickland says he wants residents to be proud of where they're from. "Anytime we can create more excitement in Albany we are doing our job." 

Those at the EDC hope with the right tools and mindset, the city made up of nearly 77,000 people can help shine a light to bring even bigger things in the future.

You can find the gear at online at Facebook.com/onlyonealbany

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