Community Profile

We Make the Cut Any Which Way You Slice It.

Labor force? Check. Low businesss and housing costs? Check, check. Culture, recreation and education? Check, check, check. Albany-Dougherty County has had a few centuries to get things in order, and people have taken notice. Whether it’s our golf, symphony, planetarium, home-grown restaurants, riverfront or hunting (indeed, we are home to hunting plantations owned by some of the world’s most recognizable families), Albany-Dougherty County offers individuals and families an array of ways in which to spend their time.

Quick Facts: Community and Culture

  • Commercial, cultural and educational hub of Southwest Georgia
  • Corporate citizens include some of world’s best-known companies, such as Procter & Gamble, Pfizer, MillerCoors and MARS Chocolate North America
  • Cultural attractions from museum to symphony to theater to the planetarium
  • Educational opportunities in Albany State University, Darton College, Albany Technical College and Troy University
  • Zoo, aquarium, hunting, fishing, golf, riverfront trails
  • Flint River, lakes and and other water recreation
  • Festivals, marathon, bike race, arena football and college sports
  • Enjoyable weather with long, hot summers and short, mild winters
  • 35-minute flight to Atlanta
  • Close to beaches and mountains

Quick Facts: The best things about Albany

  • Small city with opportunities for businesses and young professionals; vibrant cultural and arts scene
  • Floridan Aquifer feeds rivers, lakes, creeks
  • Relaxed community that knows how to enjoy life
  • Genuine people offering Southern hospitality