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Congratulations Economic Development Committee

By   /  August 28, 2013  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

Tweet by jim Wilcox We have to say congratulations to our Economic Development Committee, Led by Ted Clem, Barbara Rivera-Holmes, and Justin Strickland. You can see new construction in several sites around town, that represent their hard work. Gander Mountain and Ulta are well underway near the Albany Mall.

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The shame is that this is news

By   /  July 3, 2012  /  Outlook  /  Comments Off

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Tweet       News broke Monday that a new employer was coming to town, bringing 112 new jobs to Albany.  This is great news for a community.  I applaud the Economic Development Commission, who is apparently at least partially responsible for this.  Unfortunately, 112 jobs shouldn’t even be news.

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Quit blaming the citizens

By   /  March 13, 2012  /  Outlook  /   Comments

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Tweet     I’m getting tired of it.  I’m getting rather sick of the attitude some officials espouse, blaming the people of Albany – and often times their “attitude” – for Albany being in its current state.  The most recent incident comes via a WFXL report where EDC head Ted Clem is quoted as saying, [...]

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Breathe new life on to EDC

By   /  December 26, 2011  /  Outlook  /  Comments Off

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Tweet   Now that we know who our next mayor is, and I’ve addressed her directly (see last week’s Outlook), it’s time to address the city leaders as a whole.  You see, our economy sucks.  I could sugar coat it in such a way that sounds less offensive as a whole, but that just wouldn’t [...]

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