Features

  • Previewing Georgia’s Inaugural World Trade Day Conference; Behind the Scenes with Chair Diane Alleva Cáceres PhD

    April 28, 2017

    Georgia CEO catches up with Diane Alleva Cáceres, PhD for a special behind the scenes preview of Georgia’s inaugural 2017 World Trade Day Conference. During our time together, Dr. Alleva Cáceres shares insights about the conference lineup, speakers, panels and activities, as well as Georgia’s current and impressive state of international commerce including an estimated $121 billion in trade between Georgia and the world in 2016.

  • Thrush Aircraft Announces 100 New Jobs, Features in ADEDC ‘#MadeInAlbanyGA’

    April 27, 2017

    The Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission announced that Thrush Aircraft, an Albany manufacturer specializing in aerial application aircraft, would create 100 new jobs in Albany-Dougherty County to support the growing demand for the company's agricultural, patrol and forestry airplanes.

  • Power Brokers, Fuel Experts Discuss Drivers Behind Georgia Energy Mix

    April 27, 2017

    Georgia’s diverse power and clean energy producing companies met recently for the fourth annual “Energy Brunch and Learn” roundtable discussion to determine the driving forces behind the state’s renewable resources.

  • Albany Native Ken Hodges Throws Hat in Ring for State Court of Appeals

    April 25, 2017

    When you talk to Ken Hodges, you quickly learn there’s probably only one other thing that he knows more about than his hometown of Albany; and that’s the Georgia legal system. Born and raised in Albany, this seasoned attorney has handled both sides of civil litigation as well as both sides of criminal law.

  • Phoebe Putney Health System Generates $1.2B for Local and State Economy

    April 21, 2017

    Phoebe Putney Health System generated more than $1.2 billion in revenue for the local and state economy in 2015 according to a recent report by the Georgia Hospital Association, the state’s largest hospital trade association. The report also found that, during the same period, the health system provided more than $56 million in community benefit while supporting over 8,000 full-time jobs throughout Southwest Georgia and across the state.

  • Albany-Dougherty EDC Announces 2017 Industry Award Winners

    April 19, 2017

    The Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission today honored existing industries Thrush Aircraft, Marine Depot Maintenance Command, MillerCoors and Procter & Gamble for their achievements in global exports, innovative business practices, economic impact and corporate giving, respectively, at its 2017 ADEDC Industry Awards.

  • Georgia Hospitals Contribute $47.8B to State's Economy

    April 19, 2017

    While Georgia hospitals are known for being the guardians of community health for the state’s more than 10 million residents, hospitals also play a huge role in bolstering Georgia’s economic health by pumping nearly $47.8 billion into the state’s economy in 2015 according to a recently released report by the Georgia Hospital Association.

  • Phoebe Foundation Approves More Than $1.1M for Six Projects

    April 18, 2017

    The Phoebe Foundation Board of Directors recently approved more than $1.1 million for a wide range of new equipment and services that will soon be available to serve Phoebe patients and their families.

  • Renasant Bank Hosts Annual Albany Shred-A-Thon Event on April 22nd

    April 10, 2017

    Maybe you don't think you’re at risk for identity theft because you are careful to not throw away anything with your social security number written on it. Or maybe you stash all your personal information at home? According to Heather Nichols, Eastern Region Marketing Manager for Renasant Bank, you may not be as safe as you think and it’s time to shred that personal evidence before it falls into the wrong hands.

  • UGA Small Business Development Center Teaches Mobile Marketing to South Georgia Entrepreneurs

    April 07, 2017

    With the speed of change in technology, business owners should periodically look at their marketing efforts and engage in up to date marketing methods. The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center announces a class focused on mobile marketing and online strategies in Albany on April 13th.

  • Health Rankings Show Challenges and Promises of Healthcare in SWGA

    April 06, 2017

    New county health rankings released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation highlight many of the challenges in healthcare in Southwest Georgia while also shining a spotlight on the outstanding care available to folks in our area thanks to Phoebe.

  • Perry Buchanan: Spring Perfect Time for Renewal

    April 05, 2017

    Spring has sprung! Spring is a welcome sight for many and, just like the New Year, can mark the start of a new beginning. Hope often springs eternal (no pun intended) as we strive to develop new good habits and end old bad ones. Many of our habitual behaviors make life meaningful and enjoyable. Some other behaviors may put our health at risk and be an albatross around the neck when trying to accomplish our fitness or other life goals.

  • USG Foundation Raises More Than $1.43M for Need-Based Scholarships

    April 05, 2017

    The 13th annual Regents’ Scholarship Gala, held on Friday, March 31st, successfully raised more than $1.43 million to promote, support, and provide need-based scholarships for students at the University System of Georgia’s twenty-eight institutions.

  • Ken Hodges: YMCA Helps Make Albany a Stronger Community

    April 04, 2017

    I check my investments regularly and as a part of that I make sure that my outgoing expenses are monies wisely spent. When I quit using a gym I belonged to years ago, it was an easy decision to cancel the membership. Even if I never set foot in the gym I belong to here in Albany, I will not cancel the membership because it is more than a gym, it is an investment in my family and my community. We belong to the YMCA and have for many years. The Y is a non-profit organization whose focus is on youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.

  • Sumter Chamber to Showcase State of Community, Hosts Georgia Chamber CEO

    April 03, 2017

  • Sheriff Sproul: Building Unity in the Community Golf Tournament

    March 31, 2017

    Spring is one of my favorite seasons of the year. The weather usually cooperates with cool to mild nights and mostly sunny and warm days. Boys and girls have already started their baseball, soccer, and track-and-field seasons. More boats are on our lakes and rivers, taking advantage of the extra hour of sunlight. Springtime is also the season for renewal, rejuvenation, and resurrection for many of us who golf, as Daylight Saving Time enables us to practice or play a few extra holes before darkness sets in.

  • Metro Albany’s Unemployment Rate Declines to 6.1% in February

    March 30, 2017

    The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) announced today that Metro Albany’s unemployment rate in February was 6.1 percent, down four-tenths of a percentage point from 6.5 percent in January. In February 2016, the rate was 6.4 percent.

  • Registration Open for Georgia’s Supplier Opportunities and Aerospace Resources Conference in Macon

    March 28, 2017

    In order to connect Georgia aerospace and defense suppliers with potential partners and resources to increase their capabilities and meet the needs of the global marketplace, the Supplier Opportunities and Aerospace Resources (SOAR) Conference will take place in Macon this year. The event is April 20 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at Middle Georgia State University.

  • Rashelle Beasley: CVB Shows Off Albany’s Many Assets

    March 27, 2017

    Tourism in Albany is a thriving industry. From business travelers to leisure travelers to meeting planners, tourists in Albany are saving local taxpayers money. The Albany Convention and Visitors Bureau is full steam ahead in ensuring “heads in beds” continues to thrive.

  • Georgia Technology Summit Speakers Offer Literal and Digital Food for Thought

    March 27, 2017

    During last Thursday’s GTS conference at the Cobb Galleria Center in Atlanta, Keynote Speaker Caleb Harper made a quantum leap from his traditional-farming, family background when he spoke of his “Food Computer”—an open source, agricultural technology platform. Harper used the example of the 14-month, life cycle of an apple from harvest, to cold storage for months where it loses 90% of its antioxidants, eventual distribution and stocking at retail, vis-à-vis his food movement technology.

  • Procter & Gamble Highlighted in ADEDC’s '#MadeInAlbanyGA'

    March 24, 2017

    Procter & Gamble, one of Albany’s largest manufacturing employers, takes the spotlight as this month’s “#MadeInAlbanyGA” feature, an industry marketing campaign produced by the Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission.

  • Locate South GeorgiaLEADS Graduates First Class of Leaders Dedicated to Impact, Growth

    March 23, 2017

    The inaugural class of Locate South GeorgiaLEADS presented by Electric Cities of Georgia graduated last week in Albany-Dougherty County at the Flint RiverQuarium Thursday night on March 16, following an eight-month leadership development experience that covered seven visits to South Georgia communities to better understand the economic and growth needs of the region.

  • 5 Reasons to Attend The 9th Annual Georgia Logistics Summit

    March 20, 2017

    It’s Summit season again, and this is going to be the best one yet. Yes, we say that every year, but it just keeps getting better! This year will see the return of Summit staples like an address from Governor Deal, an update on the state of transportation in Georgia, and many other great presentations and discussions on industry best practices.

  • Albany Chamber Small Business of the Year Nominations Open

    March 16, 2017

    The Albany Area Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for 2017 Small Business of the Year award. On May 2nd, the Chamber will recognize a small business that works daily to set high standards that successfully provides an exceptional product and/or service, and that represents the very best of business in the Albany area.

  • Nominations Open for 2017 ADEDC Industry Awards

    March 14, 2017

    Nominations are now open for the Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission’s annual industry awards, part of Albany-Dougherty Industry Celebration Week. Industry week, now in its eighth year, is a week-long celebration of the community’s existing industries.

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