Governor Ivey Establishes Study Group on Criminal Justice Policy

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Thursday announced that by executive order, she has established the Governor’s Study Group on Criminal Justice Policy. The primary purpose of this group is to receive and analyze accurate data, as well as evidence of best practices, ultimately helping to further address the challenges facing Alabama’s prison system. The Ivey Administration inherited decades-old, systemic …

Governor Ivey Announces Leading Automotive Supplier Motus Integrated Technologies Chooses Alabama for New Plant
Facility to Be Located in Gadsden; Company Plans to Invest Over $15 Million; Create 90 New Manufacturing Jobs

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey today announced that Motus Integrated Technologies, a Tier 1 supplier of automotive interior products to the world’s automakers, has selected the City of Gadsden, in Etowah County, as the location for its new manufacturing facility. Motus will invest over $15 million and create 90 new jobs at the facility, which will manufacture interior automotive parts …

ADECA Seeks Public Input on Opportunity Zones and Alabama Incentives Modernization Act

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday encouraged Alabamians to respond to the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs’ request for public input and recommendations relating to Opportunity Zones. ADECA is formulating a process regarding Opportunity Zones to implement the Alabama Incentives Modernization Act, which recently passed the Alabama Legislature and was signed by Governor Ivey. The act provides …

Governor Ivey Moves Alabama’s Workforce Development Efforts Forward

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Tuesday provided an update for Alabama’s workforce development efforts. The governor, through her ‘Strong Start, Strong Finish’ initiative, has made improving Alabama’s education system a top priority for the state. The initiative, announced in July 2017, focuses on three stages of education: 1) early childhood education, 2) computer science in middle school and high …

Governor Ivey Provides Update on 2020 Census Preparation Efforts

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Monday provided an update on the preparation efforts for the 2020 Census. With the 2020 Census drawing closer, the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs is seeking public input for a grant program to assist with local outreach efforts. Alabama’s goal for the 2020 Census is to obtain high participation in every Alabama …

Governor Ivey Announces Request for Qualifications for New Prisons

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey and the Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) recently announced the next step in the procurement process for new prisons with a Request for Qualifications (RFQ). Participation in the RFQ phase is mandatory and requires that interested developer teams submit a Statement of Qualifications (SOQ), which demonstrates the team’s financial capacity and technical expertise. Responses will …

Governor Ivey Announces Ben E. Keith to Open Alabama Distribution Center
Creating 80 jobs in Coffee County

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday announced that Ben E. Keith, a major food and beverage distribution company, plans to invest $100 million to open an advanced foodservice distribution center in Coffee County. The facility will also serve as the company’s Southeast Regional Headquarters. The project will create 80 direct jobs over the next five years and provide an …

Governor Ivey Announces Three Alabama Economic Development Projects Selected for Publication’s Top Awards

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Tuesday announced that Trade and Industry Development, a leading publication dedicated to site selection for business, named three Alabama projects as winners of its top 2019 economic development awards. The Alabama projects were among a total of 30 across the nation claiming the magazine’s 2019 Corporate Impact/Community Impact (CiCi) Awards. The Alabama projects selected …