25 Jun 2012
ECG’s Economic & Community Development Team is proud to announce that Outdoor Network, one of the largest online suppliers of parts and accessories for marine and powersports enthusiasts, will relocate its internet fulfillment center to Albany. Outdoor Network will create 112 jobs and invest $3.2 million.
“Albany-Dougherty County’s telecommunications infrastructure, low cost-of-doing business and four-lane highway connectivity make the community an ideal location for Outdoor Network’s Internet fulfillment center,” said Ted Clem, CEcD, president of the Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission.
From Albany, Outdoor Network will be able to obtain customer orders and fulfill and service those orders for shipment around the world. It will also provide customer service assistance to its global customer base.
“In my 35 years doing business, I have never encountered such a warm, inviting business climate as I have in Georgia,” said Tom D’Azevedo, owner of Outdoor Network.
Work force training for Outdoor Network will be provided by Georgia Quick Start through Albany Technical College.
“The location of Outdoor Network is a great example of the success strong partnerships between ECG, the local development commission and the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) can bring to life,” said Annie Baxter, ECG Business Development Associate.
Annie Baxter worked closely with Justin Strickland, vice president of the Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission, and Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) director of the corporate solutions and data centers team, Blair Lewis, on this project.