Governor Ivey Promotes Veterans Day through Proclamation and Executive Order

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday proclaimed Saturday, November 11, 2017 as Veterans Day in the state of Alabama and signed Executive Order 712 expanding the purpose of the Alabama Executive Veterans Network (AlaVetNet). “Veterans make up more than 12 percent of Alabama’s population; therefore, it is only fitting that we honor them by giving them the highest recognition …

Governor Ivey Announces Free Alabama State Park Entry for Veterans

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey announced on Wednesday that, in conjunction with the Alabama Legislature and the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, entry into Alabama’s State Parks is now free for all Veterans. Alabama State Parks implemented the new program on November 1, 2017. The program provides veterans with free admission to any state park, park facility or day …

Governor Ivey Announces Alabama as First State to Roll Out Nationally Recognized Manufacturing Credentials at Every Community College

BIRMINGHAM – Governor Kay Ivey, while speaking at the Southern Automotive Conference Friday, announced that the Alabama Community College System (ACCS), through a partnership with the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC), will be offering nationally-recognized and industry-led credentials at every college this Spring. This rollout makes Alabama the first state in the nation to offer the MSSC credentials statewide. “We …

Governor Ivey Welcomes 50 New Jobs at Briggs & Stratton’s Auburn Facility

AUBURN – Governor Kay Ivey on Monday announced that Milwaukee-based Briggs & Stratton Corp. plans to begin production of Vanguard big block V-twin engines at its Auburn location in 2018, ultimately creating approximately 50 new jobs for the area. The project involves a $12 million investment from the company. “Briggs & Stratton is a valuable, longtime member of Alabama’s business …

Governor Ivey Announces Grant to Improve Workforce Development

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Monday announced that the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices has chosen Alabama as one of six states to participate in a policy academy focused on work-based learning aimed at producing a skilled workforce. Work-based learning blends work experience and applied learning to develop foundational and technical skills in hopes of expanding a …

Alabama’s Unemployment Rate Lowest in History at 3.8%
State at lowest unemployment rate in history; nearly 50,000 more Alabamians are working today than one year ago

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey announced today that Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted September unemployment rate is 3.8%, down from August’s rate of 4.2%, and well below September 2016’s rate of 6.0%.  The last time Alabama’s unemployment rate was this low was in April 2007, when it also measured 3.8%, the lowest rate in recorded history. “We’ve been working extremely hard over the …

Governor Ivey Announces Special Election Dates for House District 21

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Monday signed a proclamation to set the special election dates for Alabama House District 21. Governor Ivey set the primary for Tuesday, January 9, 2018, runoff for Tuesday, March 27, 2018 and the general election Tuesday, June 12, 2018. If there is no need based on number of qualifying candidates for a primary, the …

Governor Ivey Announces Alabama to Join FirstNet First Responder Network
First-of-its-Kind Solution Will Create Jobs, Spur Investment and Modernize Public Safety Communications Across Alabama

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Tuesday announced her decision to accept the FirstNet and AT&T plan to deliver a wireless broadband network to the state’s public safety community that will bring advanced tools to help Alabama’s first responders save lives and protect communities. “Keeping Alabama’s residents, visitors and first responders safe is of the highest concern,” Governor Ivey said. “From volunteer emergency …

President Trump Approves Governor Ivey’s Request for Presidential Emergency Declaration

MONTGOMERY – President Donald Trump on Sunday approved Governor Kay Ivey’s request for a Presidential Emergency Declaration for the State of Alabama. The President declared that an emergency exists in the State of Alabama and ordered Federal assistance to supplement existing response efforts due to emergency conditions resulting from Hurricane Nate beginning on October 6, 2017, and continuing. “I greatly appreciate …

President Trump Approves Governor Ivey’s Request for Presidential Emergency Declaration

MONTGOMERY – President Donald Trump on Sunday approved Governor Kay Ivey’s request for a Presidential Emergency Declaration for the State of Alabama. The President declared that an emergency exists in the State of Alabama and ordered Federal assistance to supplement existing response efforts due to emergency conditions resulting from Hurricane Nate beginning on October 6, 2017, and continuing. “I greatly appreciate …