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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It takes hard work and a lot of hours to make it in the restaurant business, not to mention a full portion of good luck.
When reviewing the economic prospects for the Albany area in 2013, they can be described as stable, but highly susceptible to market shocks. Referring to last year, despite seeing a Georgia economy finally growing at a faster rate than their regional counterparts, our area lagged. Despite Albany’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate falling from 10.1 percent to 9.5 percent over the last year, there was no net job growth in 2012.
Sherwood Christian set to begin an aggressive marketing campaign to increase the school’s enrollment.
The Albany Convention & Visitors Bureau uses application technology to bring tourists to the area.
The Mulford family would sell their soles to be the best shoe store in the area.
More firefighters and additional training are among the needs to reduce insurance rates for Lee residents.
John Prince III owns nine successful car dealerships in four South Georgia cities, including Albany.
A special 10-page section includes numerous financial-related stories on metro Albany issues.
U.S. job growth grew modestly in January and gains in the prior two months were bigger than initially reported, supporting views the economy's sluggish recovery was on track despite a surprise contraction in output in the final three months of 2012.
House Speaker John Boehner said Friday there has been no progress in negotiations to avert a "fiscal cliff" combination of automatic tax increases and spending cuts in January and called on President Barack Obama to produce a new offer.
The U.S. economy added a solid 146,000 jobs in November and the unemployment rate fell to 7.7 percent, the lowest since December 2008. The government said Superstorm Sandy had only a minimal effect on the figures.
Experts say economic recovery in Southwest Georgia will be hampered by a number of factors.
Emboldened by rapid growth in e-commerce shipping, the cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service is moving aggressively this holiday season to start a premium service for the Internet shopper seeking the instant gratification of a store purchase: same-day package delivery.
The Food and Drug Administration is investigating reports of 13 deaths possibly linked to so-called "energy shots" and cautioning consumers to talk to their doctors before they take them or other energy drinks.
Georgia labor officials say the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped to 8.7 percent in October, down from 9 percent in September