Governor Ivey Announces Delta Regional Authority Investment of $1.1 Million to Strengthen Alabama’s Economy, Infrastructure

MONTGOMERY — Governor Kay Ivey and Delta Regional Authority (DRA) Chairman Chris Caldwell announced that DRA will invest $1.1 million to enhance workforce training and development, help create technology jobs and deliver safe drinking water to the Black Belt region. DRA’s investments, along with other public and private partners, will bring a total of $13.4 million in new investments to …

Governor Ivey Awards $1.89 Million to Help Victims of Domestic Violence and Elder Abuse

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Friday awarded $1.89 million in grants to support organizations and programs that help victims of domestic violence and elder abuse throughout the state. “No one should ever have to experience the horrors of domestic violence or elder abuse, but there is hope for those who unfortunately do become victims,” Governor Ivey said. “The programs …

Second Annual Governor’s Job Fair for People with Disabilities to be Held October 25

HUNTSVILLE – In partnership with the Alabama Career Center System / Alabama Department of Labor, the City of Huntsville, United Ability, the Alabama Department of Rehab Services, the Alabama Department of Mental Health, the Governor’s Office on Disability, and the Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind, Governor Kay Ivey announced plans on Thursday to host the second annual Governor’s …

Governor Ivey Approves Deployment of Personnel, Resources to North Carolina in Preparation for Hurricane Florence Response

MONTGOMERY — Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday announced Alabama is sending state personnel and resources to North Carolina to assist with hurricane response efforts. The Alabama Emergency Management Agency (AEMA) has received requests for assistance from North Carolina and South Carolina as Hurricane Florence approaches the East Coast. Currently AEMA has one mobile communication site vehicle, one AEMA staff member …

Governor Ivey Announces New Details on Governor’s App Challenge

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Monday announced new details about the Governor’s App Challenge, which she launched in March at the inaugural Alabama Computer Science Summit. The Governor’s App Challenge is a statewide, computer programming competition for Alabama students, in grades K–12, with the goal of giving more students the opportunity to gain recognition for their mastery and application …

Governor Ivey Comments on Ongoing Effects of Tropical Storm Gordon

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday commented on the response and ongoing effects of Tropical Storm Gordon. As of Wednesday morning, Gordon was downgraded to a tropical depression; yet, Alabama continues to see heavy rainfall as the storm moves across the South. Gordon was a strong tropical storm when it made landfall near the Alabama-Mississippi border Tuesday night; however, …

Governor Ivey Issues State of Emergency in Preparation for Tropical Storm Gordon

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey has issued a State of Emergency effective at 7:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 4, 2018, for several Alabama counties in preparation for Tropical Storm Gordon. The counties included are as follows: Baldwin, Choctaw, Clarke, Conecuh, Escambia, Mobile, Monroe and Washington. According to the National Weather Service, Gordon will become a hurricane later today, and this storm …

Governor Ivey Announces Alabama Named Top Manufacturing State by Global Trade Magazine

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Friday announced that Global Trade, a publication focusing on international business, selected Alabama as the nation’s top state for manufacturing in a new ranking. Global Trade cited the growth of Alabama’s auto manufacturing industry and its leadership position in aerospace production, as well as job training provided by AIDT, the state’s primary workforce development …

Governor Ivey Establishes Statewide Group to Prepare Alabama for Maximum Participation in 2020 U.S. Census

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Monday signed an executive order establishing a state-level committee designed to prepare Alabama for maximum participation in the 2020 U.S. Census. The Alabama Counts! 2020 Census Committee will serve as an advisory group made up of public and private statewide organizations to recommend and implement strategies for raising awareness of the 2020 census. As …

Governor Ivey Announces Kelly Butler as Acting Director of Finance

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Tuesday named Kelly Butler as Acting Director of the Alabama Department of Finance. Butler began his career with the Alabama Department of Revenue more than thirty years ago. He later worked for the Legislative Fiscal Office before joining the Alabama Department of Finance as Assistant State Budget Officer in 2012. Since that time, Butler …