City of Albany Company Information
- United States
There is not another city that can offer big city amenities while providing the comforts of a small town like the City of Albany. Albany is beautifully positioned on the banks of the Flint River. Incorporated in 1838, Nelson Tift founded the city and named it after the capital of New York. It is the hub of Southwest Georgia for culture, shopping, education, healthcare, and recreation. Albany is a great place to live, work and play. Growing families have the opportunity to educate their children in public or private schools. The Dougherty County School System operates 14 elementary schools, five middle schools, three high schools and six other learning centers attended by 15,308 students. For those seeking higher education, Albany State University (ASU) offers full range of graduate and undergraduate programs. ASU’s recent merger with Darton State College offers both two-year and four-year degrees. Post-secondary vocational and occupational training opportunities are available at Albany Technical College. Albany has developed a diversified industrial economy, which includes Proctor & Gamble, MillerCoors, and Mars Chocolate North America. In fact since 1994, over $800 million has been invested into the community by local industries. The healthcare and education systems along with the Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany are the largest employers. Manufacturing, transportation, tourism and retail trade are also important foundations of Albany's economy. The city acts as a center for commerce in Southwest Georgia.