Press Releases

Governor Ivey Establishes Study Group on Criminal Justice Policy
July 18, 2019

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
Governor Ivey Announces Leading Automotive Supplier Motus Integrated Technologies Chooses Alabama for New Plant</br><span style='color:#000000;font-size:75%;'>Facility to Be Located in Gadsden;  Company Plans to Invest Over $15 Million; Create 90 New Manufacturing Jobs</span>
July 16, 2019

Governor Ivey Announces Leading Automotive Supplier Motus Integrated Technologies Chooses Alabama for New Plant
Facility to Be Located in Gadsden; Company Plans to Invest Over $15 Million; Create 90 New Manufacturing Jobs

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey today announced that Motus Integrated Technologies, a Tier 1 supplier of automotive interior products to the world’s automakers, has selected the City of Gadsden, in Etowah County, as the location for its new manufacturing facility. Motus will invest over $15 million and create 90 new
Gov. Ivey Awards Broadband Accessibility Fund Grants to Provide High-speed Internet to Several Areas in Alabama
July 15, 2019

Gov. Ivey Awards Broadband Accessibility Fund Grants to Provide High-speed Internet to Several Areas in Alabama

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Monday announced she has awarded more than $1.14 million in grants to provide access to high-speed internet in several Alabama communities. The six grants are the second round of awards presented by Gov. Ivey under the Alabama Broadband Accessibility Fund. In the latest round,
Governor Ivey Appoints Judge Charles Graddick as Director of Board of Pardons and Paroles
July 12, 2019

Governor Ivey Appoints Judge Charles Graddick as Director of Board of Pardons and Paroles

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Friday announced that she is appointing Judge Charles Graddick to serve as Director of the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles. During the 2019 Regular Session, Governor Ivey and Attorney General Steve Marshall championed legislation aimed at reforming the Board of Pardons and Paroles.
ADECA Seeks Public Input on Opportunity Zones and Alabama Incentives Modernization Act
July 3, 2019

ADECA Seeks Public Input on Opportunity Zones and Alabama Incentives Modernization Act

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday encouraged Alabamians to respond to the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs’ request for public input and recommendations relating to Opportunity Zones. ADECA is formulating a process regarding Opportunity Zones to implement the Alabama Incentives Modernization Act, which recently passed the Alabama
Governor Ivey Moves Alabama’s Workforce Development Efforts Forward
July 2, 2019

Governor Ivey Moves Alabama’s Workforce Development Efforts Forward

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Tuesday provided an update for Alabama’s workforce development efforts. The governor, through her ‘Strong Start, Strong Finish’ initiative, has made improving Alabama’s education system a top priority for the state. The initiative, announced in July 2017, focuses on three stages of education: 1) early
Governor Ivey Provides Update on 2020 Census Preparation Efforts
July 1, 2019

Governor Ivey Provides Update on 2020 Census Preparation Efforts

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Monday provided an update on the preparation efforts for the 2020 Census. With the 2020 Census drawing closer, the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs is seeking public input for a grant program to assist with local outreach efforts. Alabama’s goal for the
Governor Ivey Announces Request for Qualifications for New Prisons
June 27, 2019

Governor Ivey Announces Request for Qualifications for New Prisons

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey and the Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) recently announced the next step in the procurement process for new prisons with a Request for Qualifications (RFQ). Participation in the RFQ phase is mandatory and requires that interested developer teams submit a Statement of Qualifications (SOQ), which
Governor Ivey Announces Ben E. Keith to Open Alabama Distribution Center</br><span style='color:#000000;font-size:75%;'>Creating 80 jobs in Coffee County</span>
June 26, 2019

Governor Ivey Announces Ben E. Keith to Open Alabama Distribution Center
Creating 80 jobs in Coffee County

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday announced that Ben E. Keith, a major food and beverage distribution company, plans to invest $100 million to open an advanced foodservice distribution center in Coffee County. The facility will also serve as the company’s Southeast Regional Headquarters. The project will create 80
Governor Ivey Announces Three Alabama Economic Development Projects Selected for Publication’s Top Awards
June 25, 2019

Governor Ivey Announces Three Alabama Economic Development Projects Selected for Publication’s Top Awards

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Tuesday announced that Trade and Industry Development, a leading publication dedicated to site selection for business, named three Alabama projects as winners of its top 2019 economic development awards. The Alabama projects were among a total of 30 across the nation claiming the magazine’s