Press Releases

Governor Ivey Announces BAE Systems to Create New Jobs with Alabama Expansion
July 16, 2018

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,
Governor Ivey Announces Carpenter Technology Corporation Plans for Alabama Emerging Technology Center
July 16, 2018

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
Governor Ivey to Lead Alabama Team at Farnborough International Airshow
July 13, 2018

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
Governor Ivey Announces Birmingham’s Shipt to create 881 jobs in major expansion
July 12, 2018

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
Governor Ivey Announces Alabama Workforce Council Leadership Changes
July 10, 2018

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
Governor Ivey Announces GE Appliances to create 255 jobs with expansion in Decatur
June 29, 2018

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
Governor Ivey Announces Ridesharing Law Effective Across Alabama</br><span style='color:#000000;font-size:75%;'>Companies like Lyft, Uber Now Expanded to Suburban and Rural Areas</span>
June 27, 2018

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
Governor Ivey Announces LG Electronics to Open Alabama Solar Panel Plant, Creating 160 Jobs
June 27, 2018

Governor Ivey Announces LG Electronics to Open Alabama Solar Panel Plant, Creating 160 Jobs

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey announced on Wednesday that LG Electronics, a leading provider of residential solar panels in the United States, plans to invest $28 million to open a world-class solar module assembly plant in Huntsville, creating 160 jobs. LG will establish the new factory with two production lines
Governor Ivey Announces Facebook to Invest $750 million in New Data Center in Huntsville
June 14, 2018

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
Alabama Wins 2017 Silver Shovel Award for Economic Development
June 8, 2018

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