Area Industries

Industries specializing in agriculture, defense, distribution and logistics, healthcare, and manufacturing call our community home. The access to needed infrastructure, a business-friendly atmosphere, and workforce initiatives ensures industries within our community are successful.

Throughout Albany’s history, the community has been the industrial hub of the southwest Georgia region. The early 1900s brought Albany’s first major manufacturing operations in food and beverage processing, an industry that still thrives in the community today due to access to resources and raw materials, proximity to transportation corridors, and availability of skilled and experienced workforce. Today, advanced manufacturing sectors of all kinds excel in Albany, from heavy machinery to paper products to renewable energy.

 

Local Companies, Global Reach
Albany Green Energy
Amadas Industries
Angelini Pharma
Molson Coors
Marine Depot Maintenance Command
Mars Wrigley Confectionery
Tara Foods
Thrush Aircraft

Pratt Industries
Pretoria Fields
Procter & Gamble
SASCO Chemical
Sunnyland Farms
Outdoor Network Manufacturing

Physicians and patients come from all over the U.S. to deliver and receive care in Albany.

Outstanding healthcare delivery is possible due to our availability of skilled healthcare professionals and access to industry-specific training opportunities at every level in the healthcare field. From the Healthcare Science pathway at 4C College and Career Academy to the variety of healthcare-related degrees and certificates at Albany Technical College to the distinguished RN, BSN, and MSN programs at Albany State University, Albany has the workforce pipeline in place to ensure continued excellence in healthcare services of all specialties.

 

The Phoebe Putney Health System is a widely recognized leader in the healthcare industry with a network of over 5,400 physicians, nurses, and staff members across southwest Georgia and an estimated $1.48 billion impact on the southwest Georgia economy.

Phoebe operates more than 50 healthcare delivery facilities throughout the region, with its flagship location, Putney Memorial Hospital, located in the heart of Albany-Dougherty County. The Phoebe network provides a full roster of world class healthcare services including primary care, emergent care, women’s health, obstetrics, cardiac care, oncology, and sports medicine, to name only a few. 

 

Phoebe Corporate Health serves over 900 companies through workers compensation, health screenings, vaccinations, physicals, education, ergonomic assessments, drug screening, and a variety of other programs. Each of these services offer employers direct access to quality healthcare for their employees, ultimately lowering operational costs and improving their bottom line.

 

Albany Area Primary Healthcare (AAPHC) has served the southwest Georgia community as the region's largest community health center. AAPHC offers services in Baker, Calhoun, Crisp, Colquitt, Dooly, Dougherty, Lee, Thomas, and Terrell Counties in its mission to provide quality healthcare for everyone.

AAPHC provides patients with access to specialties including internal medicine, family medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, podiatry, general dentistry, vision care, behavioral health, and pharmacy services. 

Additionally, AAPHC operates school-based health centers for students, families, and faculty members of local schools. 

 

For a more comprehensive lineup of healthcare providers in the area, see here.

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.

Located in the heart of southwest Georgia, Dougherty County serves as the regional hub to neighboring communities offering companies direct access to main corridors for distribution and shipping. U.S. Route 82 runs through the heart of our community connecting Brunswick to New Mexico and providing needed access to major corridors such as  I-75, I-185, and I-95. The Southwest Georgia Regional Airport provides companies and individuals alike access tofull-service airport with a 6,000 ft. runway and updated facilities. Our community is proud to be home to companies such as Procter & Gamble, Molson Coors, Mars Wrigley, Tara Foods, and Outdoor Network who have all taken advantage of our strategic location when selecting sites for development.   

Sites which available for companies in distribution and logistics are located within close proximity to the Southwest Georgia Regional Airport and are all GRAD certified.  

Manufacturing

Throughout Albany’s history, the community has been the industrial hub of the southwest Georgia region. The early 1900s brought Albany’s first major manufacturing operations in food and beverage processing, an industry that still thrives in the community today due to access to resources and raw materials, proximity to transportation corridors, and availability of skilled and experienced workforce. Today, advanced manufacturing sectors of all kinds excel in Albany, from heavy machinery to paper products to renewable energy.

 

Local Companies, Global Reach
Albany Green Energy
Amadas Industries
Angelini Pharma
Molson Coors
Marine Depot Maintenance Command
Mars Wrigley Confectionery
Tara Foods
Thrush Aircraft

Pratt Industries
Pretoria Fields
Procter & Gamble
SASCO Chemical
Sunnyland Farms
Outdoor Network Manufacturing


Healthcare

Physicians and patients come from all over the U.S. to deliver and receive care in Albany.

Outstanding healthcare delivery is possible due to our availability of skilled healthcare professionals and access to industry-specific training opportunities at every level in the healthcare field. From the Healthcare Science pathway at 4C College and Career Academy to the variety of healthcare-related degrees and certificates at Albany Technical College to the distinguished RN, BSN, and MSN programs at Albany State University, Albany has the workforce pipeline in place to ensure continued excellence in healthcare services of all specialties.

 

The Phoebe Putney Health System is a widely recognized leader in the healthcare industry with a network of over 5,400 physicians, nurses, and staff members across southwest Georgia and an estimated $1.48 billion impact on the southwest Georgia economy.

Phoebe operates more than 50 healthcare delivery facilities throughout the region, with its flagship location, Putney Memorial Hospital, located in the heart of Albany-Dougherty County. The Phoebe network provides a full roster of world class healthcare services including primary care, emergent care, women’s health, obstetrics, cardiac care, oncology, and sports medicine, to name only a few. 

 

Phoebe Corporate Health serves over 900 companies through workers compensation, health screenings, vaccinations, physicals, education, ergonomic assessments, drug screening, and a variety of other programs. Each of these services offer employers direct access to quality healthcare for their employees, ultimately lowering operational costs and improving their bottom line.

 

Albany Area Primary Healthcare (AAPHC) has served the southwest Georgia community as the region's largest community health center. AAPHC offers services in Baker, Calhoun, Crisp, Colquitt, Dooly, Dougherty, Lee, Thomas, and Terrell Counties in its mission to provide quality healthcare for everyone.

AAPHC provides patients with access to specialties including internal medicine, family medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, podiatry, general dentistry, vision care, behavioral health, and pharmacy services. 

Additionally, AAPHC operates school-based health centers for students, families, and faculty members of local schools. 

 

For a more comprehensive lineup of healthcare providers in the area, see here.


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.


Distribution and Logistics

Located in the heart of southwest Georgia, Dougherty County serves as the regional hub to neighboring communities offering companies direct access to main corridors for distribution and shipping. U.S. Route 82 runs through the heart of our community connecting Brunswick to New Mexico and providing needed access to major corridors such as  I-75, I-185, and I-95. The Southwest Georgia Regional Airport provides companies and individuals alike access tofull-service airport with a 6,000 ft. runway and updated facilities. Our community is proud to be home to companies such as Procter & Gamble, Molson Coors, Mars Wrigley, Tara Foods, and Outdoor Network who have all taken advantage of our strategic location when selecting sites for development.   

Sites which available for companies in distribution and logistics are located within close proximity to the Southwest Georgia Regional Airport and are all GRAD certified.  



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