by Franklin White
The Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission is working to better brand the city of Albany.
Wednesday's EDC meeting, board members voted to move and partner with
the Georgia based marketing firm, Lattimer Communications.
Officials with EDC say they're ready to revamp Albany's brand so the city can attract new businesses and new residents.
EDC president Ted Clem says with this new marketing firm, they hope to
reach a lot of people but they want to make it clear that they aren't
"We're not trying to hide
the fact that we have flaws, but part of the way that we sell ourselves
to outsiders is, hey everyone has flaws and issues but look at how we're
dealing with them," said Clem.
The contract with Lattimer Communications runs for 52 weeks and is budgeted for $150,000