Nominations Open for 2017 ADEDC Industry Awards

Staff Report From Albany CEO

Tuesday, March 14th, 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.

The ADEDC recognizes industries in four categories: global commerce, economic impact, excellence in innovation and corporate community citizenship (Only One Albany Award). The awards will be presented Wednesday, April 19, at 7:30 a.m. during the Industry Rise n’ Shine breakfast at the Hilton Garden Inn Albany, held in partnership with the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce.

“Existing industries are vital for growth in local economies, and in Albany-Dougherty County we’re fortunate to have a diverse industrial base that represents health care, defense, logistics, professional services, and manufacturing, among others,” says Justin Strickland, president of the Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission.

Industry Celebration Week is one of many ways the ADEDC works to promote and highlight local industries, and will echo the current “#MadeInAlbanyGA” campaign, which features products produced by local manufacturers.

Industries in Albany-Dougherty County are eligible – and encouraged – to apply for the industry awards. Industries must be located in Albany-Dougherty County to qualify.  Nominations close April 5, 2017.