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Industry celebration recognizes existing industries

April 13, 2015 > Posted in Blog, Industry, News & Events

Barbara Kieker @ Albany CEO

Monday, April 13th, 2015

 The city of Albany and Dougherty County issued proclamations today declaring this week to be Albany-Dougherty Industry Celebration Week.  With these proclamations, a weeklong slate of activities hosted by the Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission (ADEDC) in appreciation of the community’s existing industries officially gets underway.”Our existing industries do so much for our community and we never want to take that for granted,” said ADEDC President Justin Strickland.”From creating jobs and making long-term investments to enhancing quality of life through community service, our industries are the foundation of our local economy.”Albany-Dougherty County has a diversified economy. Health care, education and Marine Corps Logistics Base-Albany are the largest employers in the Albany area. Manufacturing, transportation and retail trade are also critically important industries. The city acts as a hub for distribution and commerce in Southwest Georgia.Industry Celebration Week events this year include:

  • Monday, April 13

The city of Albany and Dougherty County issue proclamations declaring this week Albany-Dougherty Industry Celebration Week in recognition of existing industries.

  • Wednesday, April 15

The 2015 ADEDC Industry Awards, recognizing excellence in existing industries, will be presented at the Industry Awards Rise n Shine breakfast at 7:30 a.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn.  Award categories are global commerce, excellence in innovation, economic impact and corporate community citizenship.

  • Thursday, April 16

The ADEDC will host a Business After Hours reception for industry winners and chamber of commerce members. The reception is at 5:30 p.m. at Doublegate Country Club.

  • Friday, April 17

The EDC’s Albany-Dougherty Industry Roundtable will partner with the United Way of Southwest Georgia on Day of Caring, during which employees from existing industries will participate in assigned service projects throughout the community.