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Albany-Dougherty EDC President Elected First Vice-Chair of Southern Economic Development Council
October 3, 2023
- The Southern Economic Development Council (SEDC) recently elected leaders to the 2024 17-state Board of Directors, including Albany’s President & CEO of the Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission, Jana Dyke. Dyke has been a member of SEDC since 2015 and has been very active in the organization, holding several positions in...

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Gov. Kemp Announces First Grant Recipients of the Rural Workforce Housing Initiative
September 12, 2023
- Governor Brian P. Kemp recently announced the first grant recipients of the Rural Workforce Housing Initiative, announced earlier this year in his State of the State address. This newly established program is a component of the OneGeorgia Authority and provides flexible funding for developing housing and related infrastructure in rural...

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Steel Manufacturer to Bring 25 New Jobs and Invest Over $5M in Community
July 31, 2023
- Diamond Door Products, a Texas commercial and industrial steel manufacturer, has chosen Albany to expand its operation. The new location, expected to be fully operational early in the New Year 2024, is actively moving equipment in and working on the setup. Diamond’s Albany facility will create 25 new jobs and...

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Albany-Dougherty EDC Announces Partnership with Faithstep Films for Next Movie
June 23, 2023
- The Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission, the Albany Convention & Visitors Bureau, and Faithstep Films are proud to announce a partnership with the Kendrick Brothers to film their next movie in Dougherty County.  The Kendrick Brothers have a longtime career in movie production, producing movies such as Flywheel, Fireproof, Facing...

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Automotive Supplier Grudem to Bring 65 Jobs with Over $5M Investment in Manufacturing Facility
June 1, 2023
- The Albany Dougherty Economic Development Commission today announced that GRUDEM, a TIER1 and TIER2 OEM supplier that specializes in honeycomb material primarily used in the automotive industry, is expanding to its first U.S. manufacturing facility in Albany, GA this summer. The company expects to create 65 new jobs and invest...

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