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Albany tackles self image issue to grow new industry

OUTLOOK 2014: EDC shows residents why they should love their city

An EDC task force discovers an Albany self-image problem and sets out to correct it.

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Albany City Commission must tackle a number of key issues in 2014

OUTLOOK 2014: Pay raises, insurance costs, city utility among priority issues for city leaders

Albany leaders go into 2014 with a number of vital issues prominent on their to-do list.

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2014 could be break-out year for Albany's downtown

OUTLOOK 2014: Ongoing, potential projects reason for optimism in Albany’s inner city

A number of projects and potential projects in downtown Albany has local officials planning for a significant 2014.

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Big projects coming at Marine Corps Logistics Base-Albany

OUTLOOK 2014: Albany Marine base continuing with green intiatives in 2014

A biomass project with Procter and Gamble are among the possible projects that are anticipated to get started this year at Marine Corps Logistics Base-Albany.

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Jeff Sinyard: Coming changes cannot detract from County Commission's focus

OUTLOOK 2014: Budget concerns, countywide efficiencies among vital issues facing Dougherty County government

With an election promising a significant shakeup of the county government, Dougherty leaders can’t look too far ahead.

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U.S. First Quarter GDP Revised Slightly Lower; Austerity Bites

A drop in government spending dragged more on the U.S. economy than initially thought in the first three months of the year, a sign of increasing pain from Washington's austerity drive.

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U.S. Job Growth Beats Expectations In April

U.S. employment rose more than expected in April, pushing the unemployment rate to a four-year low of 7.5 percent, which could help ease concerns of a sharp slowdown in the economy.

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Best and worst jobs of 2013

CareerCast has ranked the top 200 jobs of 2013 based on a variety of factors and topping the list? Actuaries.

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Economic Development pioneer Clifton dies at 84

During his time with the Albany chamber, Lamar Clifton helped bring a number of large industries to the region.

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ASU 'Cash Mob' helps downtown restaurant

A group of Albany State University students uses a unique strategy to boost sales at an Albany restaurant.

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Outlook 2013: Walmart impact a double-edged sword

The construction of a new Walmart complex in 2011 was the biggest new retail development in East Albany in decades.

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Outlook 2013: MCLB-Albany continues to go green

There are $22.7 million in projects currently underway at MCLB-Albany, many of which have been prompted by energy-efficiency efforts.

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Outlook 2013: Dougherty, Albany officials looking to get more lean

Budget cuts are the order of the day as city and county officials consider their Fiscal Year 2014 budgets.

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Outlook 2013: Albany Tech poised to offer associate of science in nursing in fall

Albany State University is exploring health care professions partnership with Georgia Regents University.

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Outlook 2013: Phoebe North's future taking shape

Bed capacity for the NICU is expected to be at least 20 percent greater at Phoebe North than it is now at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.

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Outlook 2013: Phoebe strengthening regional presence

An emergency center overhaul at Phoebe Dorminy Medical Center in Fitzgerald is among the projects the Phoebe Putney Health System will be engaged in this year.

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Outlook 2013: Legislative agenda for 2013 is full

Business column

The Chamber of Commerce believes 2013 will be filled with great excitement and anticipation both within our own organization and within the business community.

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Outlook 2013: Georgia's economy expected to outpace national average

University of Georgia officials predict improved outlook statewide in 2013.

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Outlook 2013: Police officials use more technology in fight against crime

Various law enforcement agencies promise to protect and serve the community in 2013.

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Outlook 2013: Interim Dougherty School superintendent looking to shake things up

A new Lee County school set to open in August, which will add another middle school to the county.