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Albany Advantage

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Albany Advantage

Albany’s strength comes from the area’s economic and cultural diversity. Our workforce’s expansive skill sets serve a range of industries, from brewing and manufacturing to defense and agriculture. This diversity, combined with our wealth of resources, provides stability and contributes to a cost of living that’s almost 25% lower than the national average.

The
Albany Advantage

Albany’s strength comes from the area’s economic and cultural diversity. Our workforce’s expansive skill sets serve a range of industries, from brewing and manufacturing to defense and agriculture. This diversity, combined with our wealth of resources, provides stability and contributes to a cost of living that’s almost 25% lower than the national average.

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Albany has a variety of spaces from small facilities to millions of square feet in building space to thousands of developable acres for incoming businesses to call home.

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Albany supports businesses with information and incentives that provide financing for projects that meet or exceed investment or job creation requirements.

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Albany offers tax credits, loan funds, and other attractive incentives for new companies and industries. Area agencies have also coordinated processes to make it easier to set up and run a business.

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Albany has a variety of spaces from small facilities to millions of square feet in building space to thousands of developable acres for incoming businesses to call home.

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a Business

Albany supports businesses with information and incentives that provide financing for projects that meet or exceed investment or job creation requirements.

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a Business

Albany offers tax credits, loan funds, and other attractive incentives for new companies and industries. Area agencies have also coordinated processes to make it easier to set up and run a business.

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Welcome to Albany

Albany-Dougherty is the industrial, commercial, and cultural hub of Southwest Georgia. With the Flint River flowing through downtown, our community offers recreation, entertainment, and arts and cultural activities. Air, rail, and highway transportation provide access to the entire region for travel and delivering the many types of goods manufactured here.

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Welcome to Albany

Albany-Dougherty is the industrial, commercial, and cultural hub of Southwest Georgia. With the Flint River flowing through downtown, our community offers recreation, entertainment, and arts and cultural activities. Air, rail, and highway transportation provide access to the entire region for travel and delivering the many types of goods manufactured here.

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Population

Opportunity is always on the rise in the eighth-largest MSA in Georgia, a state that is the 13th fastest-growing state in the nation according to the 2020 Census.

87,956
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Labor Force

With a labor pool of over 150,000, Albany-Dougherty is prepared to meet global performance needs in a range of sectors, from manufacturing, agriculture and distribution to retail, healthcare and defense. The foundation of high performance is a talent pipeline attuned and aligned to the requirements of today’s globally paced economy.

125,000+
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With 2 institutions of higher ed and 3 training schools, Albany-Dougherty County offers education opportunities at every level, from technical program certificates to graduate degrees. More than 15,000 students are enrolled in the community’s institutions of higher learning.

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Population: 87,956

Opportunity is always on the rise in the eighth-largest MSA in Georgia, a state that is the 13th fastest-growing state in the nation according to the 2020 Census.

Labor Force: 125,000+

With a labor pool of over 150,000, Albany-Dougherty is prepared to meet global performance needs in a range of sectors, from manufacturing, agriculture and distribution to retail, healthcare and defense. The foundation of high performance is a talent pipeline attuned and aligned to the requirements of today’s globally paced economy.

Enrollment: 15,000

With 2 institutions of higher ed and 3 training schools, Albany-Dougherty County offers education opportunities at every level, from technical program certificates to graduate degrees. More than 15,000 students are enrolled in the community’s institutions of higher learning.

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World Class Manufacturing

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Albany workers help feed, protect, and propel America forward. People across the world use and consume products made in Albany, GA, every day. Companies like Procter & Gamble, Mars Wrigley Confectionery, Molson Coors, Outdoor Network, and Georgia-Pacific Lumber have chosen Albany, GA, as their home.

News and Updates

Join Our Team

The Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission is currently seeking a Director of Business Relations to join our team. The Director of Business Relations will work directly with companies within the City of Albany and Dougherty County as well...

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Join Our Team

The Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission is currently seeking a Director of Business Relations to join our team. The Director of Business Relations will...

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Albany-Dougherty EDC announces $18 million Pratt Industries expansion

Albany, Ga. – The Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission today announced the expansion of Pratt Industries, resulting in more than $18 million in capital investment and the...

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EDC, Chamber, CVB partner on job and internship placement initiative

Albany, Ga.– The Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission, Albany Area Chamber of Commerce and Albany Convention and Visitors Bureau are working on a collaborative...

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