Governor Ivey Announces BAE Systems to Create New Jobs with Alabama Expansion

LONDON – Governor Kay Ivey welcomed plans by global defense contractor BAE Systems to launch a major expansion that will create a substantial number of jobs and add new capabilities at its operations in Huntsville. In an announcement coinciding with the start of the Farnborough International Airshow near London today, BAE Systems revealed the $45.5 million project to expand its …

Governor Ivey Announces Carpenter Technology Corporation Plans for Alabama Emerging Technology Center

LONDON – Governor Kay Ivey joined executives of Philadelphia-based Carpenter Technology Corporation at the Farnborough International Airshow on Monday to announce plans for adding an Emerging Technology Center at its campus in Limestone County in northern Alabama. The facility will initially focus on additive manufacturing (AM) technology development, with future investments slated for soft magnetics and meltless titanium powder. Over …

Governor Ivey to Lead Alabama Team at Farnborough International Airshow

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey is leading a team of Alabama economic development specialists to the 2018 Farnborough International Airshow for meetings aimed at accelerating growth in the state’s aerospace and aviation industry. Governor Ivey will join a small working team from the Alabama Department of Commerce in scheduled appointments with high-ranking executives and key decision-makers from major aerospace companies. …

Governor Ivey Announces Birmingham’s Shipt to create 881 jobs in major expansion

BIRMINGHAM – Governor Kay Ivey joined executives of Shipt, the same-day delivery marketplace, and local officials on Thursday to announce that the company plans to grow the state’s technology industry by creating more than 800 new jobs in Birmingham over the next several years. As part of an overall economic development package, the City of Birmingham has committed up to …

Governor Ivey Announces Alabama Workforce Council Leadership Changes

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Tuesday announced a transition of leadership for the Alabama Workforce Council and issued a commendation thanking outgoing Chairman Zeke Smith for his service. “The Alabama Workforce Council seeks to analyze and understand issues that will help build a stronger, more sustainable workforce, thereby improving the lives of Alabama’s workers and their families by creating …

Governor Ivey Announces GE Appliances to create 255 jobs with expansion in Decatur

DECATUR – Governor Kay Ivey announced Friday that GE Appliances plans to invest $115 million in an expansion of its manufacturing facility in Decatur that will add 255 full-time jobs, bringing the plant’s total employment to nearly 1,300. The investment will help GE Appliances increase production to meet increasing demand for its top-mounted freezer refrigerators and represents the company’s latest …

Governor Ivey Announces Ridesharing Law Effective Across Alabama
Companies like Lyft, Uber Now Expanded to Suburban and Rural Areas

MONTGOMERY — Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday announced that statewide ridesharing is effective beginning July 1, 2018. Statewide ridesharing received approval from both the Alabama Senate and House and, on March 1, 2018, was signed into law by Governor Ivey. This allows companies like Lyft and Uber to operate regardless of location or proximity to major metropolitan areas. “Alabamians in …

Governor Ivey Announces Facebook to Invest $750 million in New Data Center in Huntsville

HUNTSVILLE – Governor Kay Ivey announced on Thursday that Facebook will invest $750 million to build a data center in Huntsville, creating 100 high-paying jobs. Governor Ivey was joined for the announcement by Facebook representatives and local leaders. The official announcement was made this afternoon during a ceremony at the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber. “Every day, millions of people around the …

Alabama Wins 2017 Silver Shovel Award for Economic Development

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey announced on Friday that Area Development, a national publication, has selected Alabama for its Silver Shovel Award, a top honor recognizing the state’s economic development successes in 2017. In announcing the award, Area Development singled out several large-scale projects, including Mercedes-Benz’s plans to build a Global Logistics Center in Bibb County and Blue Origin’s project …