Governor Ivey Approves Alabama National Guard to Send Up to 50 Support Personnel to Florida as Needed

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Friday, ahead of Hurricane Dorian, announced that she has approved the Alabama National Guard to send up to 50 support personnel to Florida, should the need arise. “Alabamians believe in neighbors helping neighbors, and we stand ready to support the Floridians however we can,” Governor Ivey said. “Alabama is familiar with severe weather and …

Gov. Ivey Announces Alabama to Open European Office to Advance Economic Development

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey announced today that the Alabama Department of Commerce has opened a business development office in Stuttgart, Germany, to enhance the state’s strategic efforts to attract European companies considering job-creating investments in the U.S. Christoph Doerr, an experienced German businessman who spent seven years in charge of an industrial operation in Alabama, serves as the director …

Governor Ivey Announces Respondents for Alabama Prison Program Request for Qualifications
Five Developer Teams Submitted Statements of Qualifications for New Prisons

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey and the Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) are pleased that several developer teams have responded to the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) by submitting a Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) to improve the state’s prison infrastructure. “The first steps in my plan to revitalize Alabama’s prisons are to generate interest from qualified developer teams, and we have …

Gov. Ivey Marks Construction Start on Auto Supplier DaikyoNishikawa’s $110 Million Alabama Plant

HUNTSVILLE – Governor Kay Ivey on Thursday joined executives of DaikyoNishikawa US (DNUS) and local leaders at a groundbreaking event to officially launch construction on the auto supplier’s $110 million manufacturing plant in North Alabama. The DNUS facility, which will produce plastic automotive parts for the Mazda Toyota Manufacturing U.S.A. (MTMUS) assembly plant, will employ approximately 380 people at full …

Gov. Ivey Announces Auto Supplier Vuteq to Create 200 Jobs at Alabama Plant

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday announced that global automotive supplier Vuteq USA plans to invest more than $60 million to open a manufacturing facility to serve the Mazda Toyota Manufacturing U.S.A. (MTMUS) auto assembly plant in Huntsville. Japan-based Vuteq, which has operated in North America for over three decades, will hire approximately 200 workers for its first production …

Two Years of Governor Ivey’s ‘Strong Start, Strong Finish’ Education Initiative: Groundwork Laid, Implementing Policy

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Friday reported that two years after unveiling her ‘Strong Start, Strong Finish’ education initiative, the groundwork has been laid, and now the focus is on implementing policy. Earlier this week, the governor hosted a ceremonial bill signing which included four pieces of legislation from the 2019 Regular Session, aligning with the key areas of …

Governor Ivey and U.S. Department of Transportation Share Details of INFRA Grants

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Thursday joined the U.S. Department of Transportation to officially announce that Alabama has been selected for two Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) grants totaling close to $132 million. USDOT Secretary Elaine Chao and the USDOT, in a wave of grant announcements today, shared that the state of Alabama would be allocated $6.87 million for …

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 …