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Chamber: Businesses continue to recover from storms

The Albany Area Chamber of Commerce (Source: WALB) The Albany Area Chamber of Commerce (Source: WALB)
Barbara Rivera Holmes, President and CEO of the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce (Source: WALB) Barbara Rivera Holmes, President and CEO of the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce (Source: WALB)
Procter and Gamble is one of the many industries recovering from the January storms (Source: WALB) Procter and Gamble is one of the many industries recovering from the January storms (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

A majority of Albany and Dougherty County businesses are back up and running after the January storms.

It’s been nearly three months since the severe weather and the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce and the Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission (EDC) continue to assess the damage to businesses.

“Obviously, there were different levels of damage to the businesses, but we’ve seen our major industries commit to reinvesting and rebuilding in ways that will make them even stronger than before. And we have seen our small businesses do the same,” Albany Area Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Barbara Rivera Holmes said.

Rivera Holmes noted that many companies were impacted by the storms from small businesses to major industries like Procter & Gamble, Coats & Clark, and the Albany Marine Corps Logistics Base.

"The economic impact of loss of revenue, personal property, commercial property is pretty significant, but we continue to try and refine that information,” Rivera Holmes said.

The Albany Area Chamber of Commerce is working with the Albany-Dougherty EDC by conducting a Business Assistance Survey to get estimates on how many businesses were affected by the storms and their needs.

The EDC plans to conduct another round of surveys within the next few days.

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