Governor Ivey Announces $3 Million in AmeriCorps State Program Investments

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey announced Wednesday that the Governor’s Office of Volunteer Services has received $1,727,919 in funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service to administer eight Alabama AmeriCorps programs for 2017-2018.  Combined with $1,320,805 in local match funds, the total investment for Alabama is 3,048,724. AmeriCorps was established in 1993 as a way for Americans to give …

Governor Ivey Announces Delta Regional Authority to Invest Over $1 million to Strengthen Alabama’s Economy, Infrastructure
7 Statewide Investments Reach $7.1 Million with Partner Contributions

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey and the Delta Regional Authority, together with their federal and local-based partners, on Tuesday announced more than $1 million in new DRA investments to strengthen Alabama’s infrastructure, workforce and economy. DRA’s investments will support public and private partnerships and bring $7.1 million in new investment to Alabama. “The Delta Regional Authority is an essential partner …

Governor Ivey Calls Special Election for Senate District 26

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Monday signed a proclamation to set the special election dates for Alabama Senate District 26. The Senate District 26 seat was previously held by Dr. Quinton Ross who was recently approved as President of Alabama State University. Governor Ivey set the primary for Tuesday, December 12, 2017, runoff Tuesday, February 27, 2018 and the …

Governor Ivey Announces Special Election Dates for House District 4

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Friday, September 29, signed a proclamation to set the special election dates for House District 4. Governor Ivey set the primary for Tuesday, December 12, 2017, runoff Tuesday, February 27, 2018 and the general election Tuesday, May 15, 2018. If there is no need based on number of qualifying candidates for a primary, the …

Governor Ivey Creates Computer Science Education Advisory Council

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday announced the creation of the Governor’s Advisory Council for Computer Science Education. The council consists of educators, business and industry representatives and others that work in or advocate for computer science education. This advisory council will make recommendations to the Governor for the expansion of computer science education. While the council will prioritize …

Governor Ivey Authorizes Alabama National Guard to Send Support to Puerto Rico

The Alabama National Guard will provide an RC-26 aircraft and five crew to aid Puerto Rico in response to the recent hurricane impact to the island. Governor Kay Ivey authorized Major General Sheryl Gordon, Adjutant General of the Alabama National Guard, to send the RC-26 based on the unique capabilities the aircraft will provide in supporting the efforts of Puerto …

Alabama’s August Unemployment Rate Falls to 4.2%
Least Unemployed in a Decade; State Rate Falls Below National Average for the First Time Since 2013

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey announced today that Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted August unemployment rate is 4.2%, down from July’s rate of 4.5%, and well below August 2016’s rate of 5.9%. “After hovering near the national unemployment rate for several months, Alabama’s rate has dropped below it for the first time in many years,” Governor Ivey said. “This is a milestone …

Governor Ivey Announces Conecuh Ridge Distillery to Center Operations in Troy

TROY – Governor Kay Ivey on Thursday announced the makers of Clyde May’s Alabama-style whiskey plans to consolidate operations in Troy, where the company will build an artisan distillery, rack houses and a bottling hub, as well as a tasting experience center designed to attract tourists. Conecuh Ridge Distillery LLC’s project calls for an initial investment of $13.6 million in …

Governor Ivey Announces Autocar Selects Birmingham for Truck Assembly Plant

BIRMINGHAM– Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday announced that Hagerstown, Indiana-based Autocar will invest $120 million to expand and open a manufacturing plant in Jefferson County. The company will build heavy-duty cab-over-engine trucks in an existing one million-square-foot complex located in both Center Point and Birmingham. The development is expected to create 746 jobs. Governor Ivey said Autocar’s plant in Birmingham …