Press Releases

Governor Ivey Announces ID Plastics to Open First U.S. Manufacturing Operation in Auburn
October 14, 2019

Governor Ivey Announces ID Plastics to Open First U.S. Manufacturing Operation in Auburn

AUBURN – Governor Kay Ivey on Monday announced that ID Plastics LP, a manufacturer of a variety of technical plastic products, plans to invest $9.8 million to open its first U.S. operation in Auburn. “Our continued efforts and partnerships with local communities have led to another great manufacturer coming to
Governor Ivey Makes Statement Following Completion of Radiation Treatment
October 11, 2019

Governor Ivey Makes Statement Following Completion of Radiation Treatment

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Friday issued the following statement after the completion of her radiation treatment: “Three weeks ago, I announced that during a routine exam, my longtime family physician discovered a tiny, isolated malignancy on my lung. The day after I shared this news, I went in
Governor Ivey Announces ATRIP-II Projects
October 10, 2019

Governor Ivey Announces ATRIP-II Projects

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey and Alabama Department of Transportation on Thursday announced that more than $30 million in funding is being awarded to cities and counties for various road and bridge projects. The funding is made available through the Alabama Transportation Rehabilitation and Improvement Program-II (ATRIP-II), a new program
Governor Ivey Announces Completion of Project Agreement Paving the Way for Enviva to Build Alabama Wood Pellet Plant, Creating 85 Jobs in Sumter County
October 4, 2019

Governor Ivey Announces Completion of Project Agreement Paving the Way for Enviva to Build Alabama Wood Pellet Plant, Creating 85 Jobs in Sumter County

LIVINGSTON – Governor Kay Ivey joined executives with Enviva and local leaders today to announce that the company expects to invest approximately $175 million to construct a wood pellet production plant in Sumter County that would provide an economic boost to West Alabama. The proposed facility, to be located at
Governor Ivey Acts to Provide an Extra $78 million in state, federal cash for Alabama hospitals
October 2, 2019

Governor Ivey Acts to Provide an Extra $78 million in state, federal cash for Alabama hospitals

MONTGOMERY –Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday released an extra, conditional state appropriation that when matched with federal dollars will provide a total of $78 million in extra payments to state hospitals for treating Medicaid beneficiaries. “I want to do everything I can to help our hospitals provide the services needed
Governor Ivey Announces Shinhwa Group to Open Auburn Operation with $42 Million Investment
October 1, 2019

Governor Ivey Announces Shinhwa Group to Open Auburn Operation with $42 Million Investment

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Tuesday announced that the Shinhwa Group, an automotive parts manufacturer, plans to establish a manufacturing operation in Auburn to serve the region’s vibrant auto sector. “Shinhwa’s decision to invest $42 million and create 95 jobs in Auburn is great news for Alabama,” Governor Ivey
Governor Ivey Urges Alabama Citizens to Obtain STAR ID by Federal Deadline of Oct. 1, 2020
October 1, 2019

Governor Ivey Urges Alabama Citizens to Obtain STAR ID by Federal Deadline of Oct. 1, 2020

MONTGOMERY –Governor Kay Ivey and Hal Taylor, Secretary of the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA), on Tuesday kicked off the countdown to a federal deadline requiring a more secure identification to fly domestically on commercial aircraft and to enter military bases and certain federal facilities. During the press conference, Governor
Governor Ivey Appoints Leigh Gwathney as Chair of Board of Pardons and Paroles
September 23, 2019

Governor Ivey Appoints Leigh Gwathney as Chair of Board of Pardons and Paroles

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Monday announced that she is appointing Leigh Gwathney to serve as chair of the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles. The governor signed Gwathney’s appointment letter this afternoon. During the 2019 Regular Session, Governor Ivey and Attorney General Steve Marshall championed legislation aimed at
Governor Ivey Announces Report Ranks Alabama No. 1 for Jobs from Foreign Investment in 2018
September 12, 2019

Governor Ivey Announces Report Ranks Alabama No. 1 for Jobs from Foreign Investment in 2018

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Thursday announced that a highly respected survey of international corporate investment decisions from experts at IBM Services names Alabama as the top U.S. state for job creation from foreign investment in 2018. Alabama also scored high rankings in other metrics related to foreign investment
Gov. Ivey Announces Alabama Bicentennial Schools of Excellence
September 3, 2019

Gov. Ivey Announces Alabama Bicentennial Schools of Excellence

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Tuesday announced the twenty-one schools selected as Alabama Bicentennial Schools of Excellence. The announcement was made at the Alabama Department of Archives and History (ADAH), where Governor Ivey was joined by superintendents, principals, and teachers from the selected schools, along with legislators and other