Governor Ivey Announces Key Appointments to Administration

MONTGOMERY — Governor Kay Ivey on Friday announced two key appointments to her administration as she transitions to a full term. Former Congressman Jo Bonner was named as Senior Adviser to the Governor and Acting Finance Director Kelly Butler was named as Finance Director. “These two outstanding public servants are great additions to my administration and will work hard for …

Governor Ivey Announces The Westervelt Company Expanding in Clarke County

MONTGOMERY — Governor Kay Ivey joined The Westervelt Company and other elected officials on Tuesday in announcing a major expansion in Clarke County. A new lumber mill will be constructed in Thomasville, the second sawmill for the 134-year old company based in Tuscaloosa. The Westervelt Company is expanding its wood products manufacturing business through the construction of a new facility …

Governor Ivey Announces U.S. Treasury Approves Alabama’s Multiyear Implementation Plan for Gulf Coast Recovery

MONTGOMERY — Governor Kay Ivey announced on Monday the U.S. Department of Treasury has approved Alabama’s Multiyear Implementation Plan for Gulf Coast recovery. This plan, developed by the Alabama Gulf Coast Recovery Council (AGCRC), proposes 15 activities for Direct Component RESTORE funding (also known as Bucket 1) for a total estimated cost of $192,416,759. Now that the plan has been …

Governor Ivey Proclaims Small Business Saturday

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey has signed a proclamation formally declaring November 24 as Small Business Saturday in Alabama. Small Business Saturday is designed to celebrate and support small businesses and the impact they have on Alabama communities. According to the latest figures from the U.S. Small Business Administration, small businesses account for 99.4 percent of all businesses in the …

Governor Ivey Announces SBA Offering Disaster Assistance to Residents of Alabama Affected by Hurricane Michael

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday announced that Alabama businesses and residents affected by Hurricane Michael on October 10 – 13, 2018, can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration. SBA Administrator Linda McMahon made the loans available in response to a letter from Governor Ivey on Nov. 16, 2018, requesting a disaster declaration by …

Governor Ivey Announces $48.7 Million for Restoration and Conservation Projects in Alabama

MONTGOMERY — Governor Kay Ivey announced on Monday the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) has approved more than $48 million for eight new projects, which focus on the restoration and conservation of Alabama’s natural resources. “Alabama’s Gulf Coast is of great ecological importance to our state, and it is imperative we protect and restore those natural resources harmed by …

Office of the Governor Announces Death of Alabama First Dog Bear

MONTGOMERY — The Office of the Governor is sad to announce the death of Bear, Governor Kay Ivey’s beloved dog, who passed away this afternoon from ongoing health issues. Bear, a 14-year old Chow mix, was adopted by Governor Ivey in 2005 from a local vet after he was hit by a car. Bear was beloved by the entire Governor’s …

Governor Ivey Announces USDA Disaster Declaration in Five Alabama Counties

MONTGOMERY — Governor Kay Ivey on Friday announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) designated five Alabama counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas. The primary counties include: Barbour, Geneva, Henry, Houston and Pike Counties. On October 15, 2018, Governor Ivey requested a primary county disaster designation for several counties in Alabama, due to damage and losses caused by significant …

Governor Ivey Breaks Ground on Alabama’s Largest Economic Development Investment of Last Decade

MONTGOMERY — Governor Kay Ivey on Friday joined Mazda Toyota Manufacturing, U.S.A. to break ground on their new $1.6 billion plant in Huntsville. The jointly owned-and-operated automotive production plant, which is expected to create 4,000 new jobs, is the largest economic development project landed by the state of Alabama in the last decade. “Not only is Mazda Toyota Manufacturing providing …

Governor Ivey Announces Alabama Team Picked for Learning Lab on Helping Family Caregivers of Older Adults

MONTGOMERY — Governor Kay Ivey on Friday announced officials from three Cabinet agencies and the Alabama House of Representatives’ Speaker Mac McCutcheon will take part in a learning lab aimed at helping states support family caregivers of older adults. Alabama’s four-person team will discuss ways to start or improve programs to support family caregivers, in meetings and conference calls led …