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ADEDC hosts groundbreaking on East Albany development

February 26, 2021 > Posted in Community, Events, News, News & Events

Albany, Ga. – The Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission today held a groundbreaking ceremony for One Leaf Community Store, a mixed-use, community-focused retail development serving East Albany. 

The development –which will encompass a total of eight businesses including a gas station, barber shop, post office, clothing store, ice cream shop, café, restaurant and beverage store – was designed with the community’s needs in mind. 

“We’re excited about this project because it will serve to meet many needs of the surrounding area and the community as a whole,” said Jaymin Patel, Developer of One Leaf. “We choose to refer to this development specifically as a ‘community store,’ because that’s the goal, is to serve the community.”

The One Leaf Community Store is located at 1629 Clark Avenue, with close proximity to Highways 19 and 82, and will be easily accessible by East Albany residents. 

“The vision for this community store is to be a one-stop-shop for the East Albany Community, allowing this single location to meet a variety of needs, within driving, or even walking distance,” said ADEDC President and CEO Jana Dyke. “This signifies great momentum for our community in terms of retail development and service delivery, while also serving as yet another asset in one of our most essential transportation corridors”

One Leaf Community Store is projected to open by late 2021.

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About the Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission   

The Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission is a public-private partnership whose mission is to foster new investment and job creation through the recruitment, retention and expansion of industry for Albany-Dougherty County. To learn more, visit www.choosealbany.com.


Albany COUNTS – Census 2020

May 3, 2019 > Posted in Community, Events, News & Events

Albany Mayor Dorothy Hubbard and her Coalition for Economic Development will host a public forum on Tuesday, May 14 providing information on the upcoming 2020 census count and its importance in Albany-Dougherty county.
Albany Mayor Dorothy Hubbard and her Coalition for Economic Development will host a public forum on Tuesday, May 14 providing information on the upcoming 2020 census count and its importance in Albany-Dougherty county. 
 
The national census, which requires households to report its total number of occupants, occurs every ten years and serves as the official population count for states and their municipalities. 

Albany Mayor’s Coalition for Economic Development to host workplace readiness forum

August 14, 2018 > Posted in Community, Events, News & Events

Media Contact:

Reedi Hawkins
O: 229-434-0044
E: rhawkins@choosealbany.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 14, 2018

ALBANY, GA.– Albany Mayor Dorothy Hubbard and her Coalition for Economic Development will host a public forum on workplace readiness on Wednesday, August 29, focusing in on soft skills training and employer expectations.

Presentations will come from Connie Smith, director of the Georgia Department of Labor’s “GeorgiaBEST” (Business Employability Skills Training) program, Terrence Wilson of the Georgia Appleseed Center for Law and Justice and Benny Hand from Dougherty County’s “All-In” campaign for education, an initiative of the Georgia Appleseed Center. All three organizations serve a mission of preparing students and job candidates for the workplace.

“Albany’s competitiveness as a business destination depends on the readiness of its workforce, both in terms of soft skills and hard skills, and that readiness begins early in life – at home, in the schools and through extracurricular activities,” said Albany Mayor Dorothy Hubbard.“  The Department of Labor’s GeorgiaBEST Program and the All-In initiative of Georgia Appleseed are two programs working to ensure that our young people are set for success before they enter the workforce.”

The event will offer advice on how job candidates can become more prepared for the workplace, and will explain what the presenting organizations are doing to address workplace readiness trends in Dougherty County and across the state of Georgia such as soft skills training, encouragement of educational achievement and increasing preparedness on employer expectations.

The August 29 forum is free to the public and will be held from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. in room 100 of the Government Center, located at 222 Pine Avenue in downtown Albany. Light refreshments will be served in the lobby following the event.

The program is an edition in a series of forums organized by the Mayor’s Coalition for Economic Development designed to increase public awareness of matters relating to economic development or economic impact in our community.

For more information, please call (229) 434-0044 or visit the Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission at facebook.com/choosealbany.

 

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Albany Mayor’s Coalition for Economic Development to host forum on workforce and hiring

April 30, 2018 > Posted in Community, Events, News, News & Events

Media Contact:

Reedi Hawkins
rhawkins@choosealbany.com
229.434.0044

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ALBANY, GA.– Albany Mayor Dorothy Hubbard and her Coalition for Economic Development will host a public forum on Wednesday, May 9 focusing on the area’s workforce needs and hiring criteria across Albany-Dougherty County’s five major industry sectors.

“Albany-Dougherty County is fortunate to have a broad industry base with five target industry sectors in manufacturing, defense, distribution and logistics, call centers and healthcare,” said Albany Mayor Dorothy Hubbard. “It’s important that our citizens know what opportunities are available to them here, professionally, and that they know how and when to begin preparing themselves to capitalize on these opportunities in order to gain employment at one of our local industries.”

The town hall-style event will feature five panelists, each  presenting information on behalf  their organization, as well as their respective industry sector. Panelists include P&G Plant manager Werhner Washington on manufacturing, Deputy Commander at Marine Depot ‎Maintenance Command Trent Blalock on defense, Southern Ag Carriers President Hugh Nall on distribution and logistics, Webstaurant Customer Solutions Team Leader Chris Mathis on call centers and Phoebe Health System Vice President of Human Resources Tracy St. Amant on healthcare.

The event will offer information on what these major industry sectors routinely look for in an employee and how community members can best prepare themselves to become an ideal candidate.

The program is an edition in a series of forums organized by the Mayor’s Coalition for Economic Development designed to increase public awareness of matters relating to economic development or economic impact in our community.

The May 9 forum is free to the public and will be held from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. in room 100 of the Government Center, located at 222 Pine Avenue in downtown Albany. Light refreshments will be served in the lobby following the event.

For more information, please call (229) 434-0044 or visit the Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission at facebook.com/choosealbany.

 

 

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Albany, Stronger: Storm recovery and readiness, one year later

January 22, 2018 > Posted in Community, Events, News & Events