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10 January 2014

Economic Development in Albany Consists of a New Waffle House, Kauffman Tire, & Dollar General

Prepare to roll your eyes, folks.

The southwest Georgia city of Albany (pronounced Allll-benny) is touting the new jobs Waffle House, Kauffman Tire, and Dollar General brings to their community.

Tracy Hester with City Planning and Building says six new businesses are coming to Albany Georgia, including Kauffman Tire [Spigner, Rheya (9 January 2014). New jobs in South Georgia. WFXL-TV Albany. Retrieved on 10 January 2014.].

The Albany-Dougherty Inner City Authority has received official notice that a Waffle House restaurant will be placed on Oglethorpe Boulevard [Fairley, Jessica (9 January 2014). Downtown Albany gets 24-hour food service. WFXL-TV Albany. Retrieved on 10 January 2014.].

Albany, a city of 77,434 people, is likely tickled pink at the economic development coming to their neck of the woods. After all, every community aspires to having a Dollar General in their town square.

But before Albany holds a ticker-tape parade hailing all the new jobs Waffle House, Kauffman Tire, and Dollar General creates, they need to be reminded that Union City --a city with 19,456 people-- is in the process of building a one million-plus square foot facility that will eventually house Procter & Gamble [Sams, Douglas (4 December 2013). Procter & Gamble expands in metro Atlanta. Atlanta Business Chronicle. Retrieved on 10 January 2014.].

Now that; that, ladies and gentlemen, is economic development.