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Albany man presents ideas to keep businesses local

Albany man presents ideas to keep businesses local
Albany man presents ideas to keep businesses local
Posted at 2:38 AM, Oct 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-01 22:43:04-04

ALBANY, Ga. (WTXL) - An Albany man is trying to help small businesses by thinking of ways to keep money local.

Leadership Conference of Civil Rights' President William Wright presented his ideas to Dougherty County Commissioners.

He says he is basing his tax digest model off of what Atlanta is doing.

However, commissioners say they are concerned that money would leave the county based on that model.

But the feedback didn't stop Whright from saying he believes the county spent too much money in certain areas, and not enough in others.

"You cannot keep jobs here locally and expect people to stay, when you're spending so much money," he said. "Just like your wallet, everytime you get a paycheck, if the only thing you keep is 15 cents, you're not going to last very long."

Wright says he'll continue to discuss and plan ways to keep businesses local.