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Two companies approved for city job investment funds

And WebstaurantStore will get $600,000 after creating more than 200 jobs at its new distribution center on Mitchell Avenue. (Source: WALB) And WebstaurantStore will get $600,000 after creating more than 200 jobs at its new distribution center on Mitchell Avenue. (Source: WALB)
Mars Chocolate will get $200,000 after it investing $14 million to build a new product line at its Albany plant. (Source: WALB) Mars Chocolate will get $200,000 after it investing $14 million to build a new product line at its Albany plant. (Source: WALB)
Economic Development Commission President Justin Strickland (Source: WALB) Economic Development Commission President Justin Strickland (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Two Albany industries are getting big money from the city for bringing jobs to town.

The commission approved giving Mars Chocolate a $200,000 job investment fund grant after it invested $14 million to build a new product line at its Albany plant.

And WebstaurantStore will get $600,000 after creating more than 200 jobs at its new distribution center on Mitchell Avenue.

"The job investment fund is an incredible recruitment tool that we use to help incentivize new businesses to come to Albany and Dougherty County or for our existing industry, which compete across corporate lines for expansion projects to expand here," said Economic Development Commission President Justin Strickland.

To qualify for a grant, a company must create 100 jobs or invest $10 million in the community.

The only other industry to receive one the grants was Thrush Aircraft.   

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