Defense

Albany is a proud Marine Corps community serving as home to the Marine Corps Logistics Base (MCLB) Albany. Base tenant Marine Corps Logistics Command operates one of two Marine Depot Maintenance Command headquarters in the U.S., Marine Corps Production Plant Albany, which is where ground combat weapon systems are re-manufactured by skilled artisans and inventoried to re-enter the war theatre.

  • MCLB Albany is recognized as one of the most efficient and innovative installations in the Department of Defense.

  • 5G integration supports modern initiatives such as centralized communications systems, smart warehousing, additive manufacturing, advanced weapons systems maintenance, storage, and sustainment.

  • The base is conveniently located within 5 miles of US 82/Albany Bypass, with easy access to Hwy 300 and I-75.

  • Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany is an economic driver in Albany-Dougherty County with an estimated annual economic impact of $1.7 billion and a workforce of more than 4,000 civilian-Marines, active-duty military, and contractors. 

  • Along with the workforce at MCLB Albany comes the families that stand beside them. According to the US Department of Labor Women’s Bureau, 89% of military spouses have some college education, with 30% holding a four-year degree and 15% holding an advanced degree, making these military spouses a valuable component to the local labor pool. 

Current defense contractors working with MCLB Albany include

  • BAE Systems
  • General Dynamics
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Raytheon
  • Jacobs
  • Northrop Grumman
  • ITT Corp
  • L3 Communications
  • SAIC
  • Battelle
  • CBAIA Logistics Services

If you are interested in becoming a defense contractor, or for more information on MCLB Albany contracts, please visit the Office of Small Business Programs or call (229) 639-6738.

For further information on contract opportunities and to connect with other defense contractors, see Georgia’s comprehensive defense contract database at the Georgia Defense Exchange.


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