Nominations open for EDC's 2013 industry awards

ALBANY, Ga. -- Nominations are open for the Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission's annual industry awards, part of Albany-Dougherty Industry Celebration Week.

Industry week, now in its third year, is a week-long celebration of the community's existing industries.

The Albany-Dougherty EDC recognizes industries in four categories: global commerce, economic impact, excellence in innovation and corporate community citizenship (Good Life City Award). The awards will be presented at 7:30 a.m. on April 10 during the Industry Rise n' Shine breakfast at the Hilton Garden Inn Albany.

"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, among others" said Ted Clem, president of the Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission.

"We're proud of our industries, and our week-long Industry Celebration Week is a way to recognize and promote their successes, not just to those outside of our community, but to our residents as well," said Barbara Rivera Holmes, the EDC's director of marketing and existing industries. "Existing industries set the industrial culture of a community, and Albany has a industrial culture that gets richer every year."

Industries in Albany-Dougherty County are eligible - to apply for the industry awards. Industries must be located in Albany-Dougherty County to qualify. Nominations close March 22..