Press Releases

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
Governor Ivey Announces Alabama Summer Achievement Program Pilot to Promote Literacy
May 31, 2018

Governor Ivey Announces Alabama Summer Achievement Program Pilot to Promote Literacy

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey, in conjunction with Montgomery Public Schools, the Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education, the Alabama State Department of Education, and the Alabama Reading Initiative is pleased to announce the pilot “Alabama Summer Achievement Program” (ASAP) at four local Montgomery public schools: Dannelly, Fitzpatrick, Highland Avenue,
Governor Ivey Announces Alabama Sentry Program to Train Administrators in School Security
May 30, 2018

Governor Ivey Announces Alabama Sentry Program to Train Administrators in School Security

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday announced the Alabama Sentry Program which provides for an additional security measure in schools that do not have a School Resource Officer (SRO). The Alabama Sentry Program is a voluntary program which will permit administrators in schools, without an SRO, to maintain a
Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama Preparing for Next Generation Engines</br><span style='color:#000000;font-size:75%;'>Expansion Brings 50 New Jobs to Alabama with a Capital Investment of $388 million </span>
May 29, 2018

Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama Preparing for Next Generation Engines
Expansion Brings 50 New Jobs to Alabama with a Capital Investment of $388 million

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey joined Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama LLC President and CEO Dong Ryeol Choi Tuesday to announce that Hyundai is investing $388 million to construct a plant dedicated to manufacturing engine heads and enhance existing operations to support production of new models of Sonata and Elantra sedans.
Governor Ivey Issues State of Emergency in Preparation for Subtropical Storm Alberto
May 26, 2018

Governor Ivey Issues State of Emergency in Preparation for Subtropical Storm Alberto

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey has issued a State of Emergency effective at 6:00 a.m. Sunday, May 27, 2018, for several Alabama counties in preparation for Subtropical Storm Alberto. The counties included are as follows: Autauga, Baldwin, Barbour, Bibb, Bullock, Butler, Chambers, Chilton, Choctaw, Clarke, Coffee, Conecuh, Coosa, Covington, Crenshaw,
Governor Ivey Announces Deployment of National Guard Soldiers to Southwest Border
May 25, 2018

Governor Ivey Announces Deployment of National Guard Soldiers to Southwest Border

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey, at the request of the Trump Administration and upon the recommendation of the Alabama Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. Sheryl Gordon, has approved the deployment of one helicopter and five personnel to help protect the United States’ southwest border with Mexico. The soldiers will be supporting