EDC plans industry awards

ALBANY -- Nominations have opened for the Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission's Albany-Dougherty Industry Celebration Week awards.

Industry Week, now in its third year, is a weeklong celebration of the community's existing industries.

The EDC recognizes industries in four categories: global commerce, economic impact, excellence in innovation and corporate community citizenship (Good Life City Award).

"Existing industries are critical to local economies, and in Albany-Dougherty County we're fortunate to have an industrial diversity that represents health care, defense, logistics, manufacturing and professional services," said Ted Clem, president of the Albany-Dougherty EDC.

"We're proud of our industries, and our weeklong Industry Celebration Week is a great way to recognize and promote their successes."

All industries in Albany and Dougherty County are eligible to apply for the industry awards, which will be announced April 4 at the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce-sponsored Rise N Shine breakfast.

Although Albany-Dougherty Industry Celebration Week is in its third year, the EDC has organized an industry awards program for many more years. The awards were restructured in 2010 in an effort to better evaluate local industries.


Sally_O 3 years, 9 months ago

Celebrating the community's existing industries indeed, or rather what is left of it.


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