For Immediate Release
Contact: Barbara Rivera Holmes
April 16, 2020
Albany Area Chamber and LSG lead regional business impact survey
Albany, Ga. – The Albany Area Chamber of Commerce and Locate South Georgia have partnered to collect information through a series of surveys regarding the extent to which the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic has affected local and regional business operations. The online survey opens today and closes April 29.
“The pandemic has impacted every aspect of life and commerce in Albany and Southwest Georgia. The surveys will provide deeper insights into the real-time impact and help continue to inform local, state and federal leaders so as to align policy to needs,” said Bárbara Rivera Holmes, president and CEO of the Albany Area Chamber. “By working regionally, we can create a stronger platform for near-term economic relief and long-term economic recovery.”
The partnership brings together chambers of commerce and other economic development organizations throughout Southwest Georgia.
“We created Locate South Georgia to better leverage the assets of the region. By partnering with the Albany Area Chamber on this impact survey, we can better serve our business communities and support the overall regional economy,” said Jason Dunn, executive director of the Fitzgerald and Ben Hill County Development Authority and chairman of Locate South Georgia, an economic development collaborative of communities throughout the region.
The survey, which can be accessed online at bit.ly/3cb8Rbs is to businesses in all industries, including agriculture. It has 20 questions and is expected to take no more than 10 minutes to complete.
Since 1910, the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce has advocated for business success through leadership and economic development. Learn more at albanyga.com.
LSG markets South Georgia as a globally competitive location for business and industry. Learn more at locatesouthgeorgia.com.