Press Releases

Governor Ivey Approves Deployment of Personnel, Resources to North Carolina in Preparation for Hurricane Florence Response
September 12, 2018

Governor Ivey Approves Deployment of Personnel, Resources to North Carolina in Preparation for Hurricane Florence Response

MONTGOMERY — Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday announced Alabama is sending state personnel and resources to North Carolina to assist with hurricane response efforts. The Alabama Emergency Management Agency (AEMA) has received requests for assistance from North Carolina and South Carolina as Hurricane Florence approaches the East Coast. Currently AEMA
Governor Ivey Announces New Details on Governor’s App Challenge
September 10, 2018

Governor Ivey Announces New Details on Governor’s App Challenge

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Monday announced new details about the Governor’s App Challenge, which she launched in March at the inaugural Alabama Computer Science Summit. The Governor’s App Challenge is a statewide, computer programming competition for Alabama students, in grades K–12, with the goal of giving more students
Governor Ivey Comments on Ongoing Effects of Tropical Storm Gordon
September 5, 2018

Governor Ivey Comments on Ongoing Effects of Tropical Storm Gordon

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday commented on the response and ongoing effects of Tropical Storm Gordon. As of Wednesday morning, Gordon was downgraded to a tropical depression; yet, Alabama continues to see heavy rainfall as the storm moves across the South. Gordon was a strong tropical storm when
Governor Ivey Issues State of Emergency in Preparation for Tropical Storm Gordon
September 4, 2018

Governor Ivey Issues State of Emergency in Preparation for Tropical Storm Gordon

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey has issued a State of Emergency effective at 7:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 4, 2018, for several Alabama counties in preparation for Tropical Storm Gordon. The counties included are as follows: Baldwin, Choctaw, Clarke, Conecuh, Escambia, Mobile, Monroe and Washington. According to the National Weather Service,
Governor Ivey Announces Alabama Named Top Manufacturing State by Global Trade Magazine
August 31, 2018

Governor Ivey Announces Alabama Named Top Manufacturing State by Global Trade Magazine

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Friday announced that Global Trade, a publication focusing on international business, selected Alabama as the nation’s top state for manufacturing in a new ranking. Global Trade cited the growth of Alabama’s auto manufacturing industry and its leadership position in aerospace production, as well as
Governor Ivey Establishes Statewide Group to Prepare Alabama for Maximum Participation in 2020 U.S. Census
August 20, 2018

Governor Ivey Establishes Statewide Group to Prepare Alabama for Maximum Participation in 2020 U.S. Census

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Monday signed an executive order establishing a state-level committee designed to prepare Alabama for maximum participation in the 2020 U.S. Census. The Alabama Counts! 2020 Census Committee will serve as an advisory group made up of public and private statewide organizations to recommend and
Governor Ivey Announces Kelly Butler as Acting Director of Finance
August 14, 2018

Governor Ivey Announces Kelly Butler as Acting Director of Finance

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Tuesday named Kelly Butler as Acting Director of the Alabama Department of Finance. Butler began his career with the Alabama Department of Revenue more than thirty years ago. He later worked for the Legislative Fiscal Office before joining the Alabama Department of Finance as
Governor Ivey Reports Successful First Year for Strong Start, Strong Finish Education Initiative
August 13, 2018

Governor Ivey Reports Successful First Year for Strong Start, Strong Finish Education Initiative

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Monday provided a one-year progress report on her Strong Start, Strong Finish (SSSF) education initiative that she announced on July 26, 2017. Governor Ivey launched Strong Start, Strong Finish to integrate Alabama’s early childhood education, K-12 education and workforce development efforts into a seamless
Governor Ivey Announces 200 Schools Selected as Official Alabama Bicentennial Schools
August 3, 2018

Governor Ivey Announces 200 Schools Selected as Official Alabama Bicentennial Schools

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey announced Friday the 200 schools selected as official Alabama Bicentennial Schools. Governor Ivey was joined at the announcement by superintendents, principals, teachers, students, and administrators from the selected schools along with legislators and other dignitaries from across the state. Launched by Governor Ivey in December
Governor Ivey Announces Alabama Receives Best Business Climate Ranking by Business Facilities Magazine
July 24, 2018

Governor Ivey Announces Alabama Receives Best Business Climate Ranking by Business Facilities Magazine

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Tuesday announced that Business Facilities, an economic development-focused publication, ranked Alabama’s business climate at the top among the states in a new analysis that examined performance in several key economic categories. The publication cited Alabama’s successful recruitment of the Toyota-Mazda joint venture automobile manufacturing