Press Releases

Governor Ivey Announces Alabama’s Unemployment Rate Decrease Highest in Nation
May 19, 2017

Governor Ivey Announces Alabama’s Unemployment Rate Decrease Highest in Nation

MONTGOMERY –  Governor Kay Ivey announced today that the .4% decrease in Alabama’s unemployment rate from March 2017 to April 2017 tied with Tennessee for the highest rate decrease in the nation. “Today’s announcement that Alabama had the highest drop in unemployment numbers in the nation in April is encouraging.
Gov. Ivey announces James Hardie Building Products Will Create 205 Jobs at Alabama Manufacturing Facility
May 18, 2017

Gov. Ivey announces James Hardie Building Products Will Create 205 Jobs at Alabama Manufacturing Facility

PRATTVILLE, Ala. – Governor Kay Ivey announced today that James Hardie Building Products plans to invest up to $220 million to open an advanced fiber-cement building products manufacturing plant in Prattville, creating 205 jobs. James Hardie, whose corporate roots go back more than a century, is a leading high-technology manufacturer
Governor Ivey Appoints Vernon Barnett as Commissioner of Revenue
May 12, 2017

Governor Ivey Appoints Vernon Barnett as Commissioner of Revenue

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey has appointed Vernon Barnett as the new Commissioner of Revenue. It is her 5th change to her cabinet and more are expected as she puts in place a leadership team focused on improving the state’s image. “The Alabama Department of Revenue is vital to state government,
Governor Ivey Announces Expansion of Interstate 65 to Six Lanes in Shelby County
May 11, 2017

Governor Ivey Announces Expansion of Interstate 65 to Six Lanes in Shelby County

MONTGOMERY – As part of her mission to steady the ship of state, Governor Kay Ivey is focused on implementing policies aimed at improving Alabama’s economy. To that end, Governor Ivey announced today she has directed Alabama Department of Transportation Director John Cooper to expand a portion of Interstate 65
Governor Ivey Continues Support for Baby Box Program in Alabama
May 9, 2017

Governor Ivey Continues Support for Baby Box Program in Alabama

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey announces her support for the continuation of the Baby Box Program in Alabama. The program has transitioned to the Alabama Department of Human Resources, which will facilitate its expansion into Alabama. Previously, the program was under the supervision of the Office of Rural Development until
Governor Ivey Appoints Enterprise Mayor Kenneth Boswell as Director of ADECA
May 5, 2017

Governor Ivey Appoints Enterprise Mayor Kenneth Boswell as Director of ADECA

MONTGOMERY – As part of her mission to steady the ship of state and improve Alabama’s image, Governor Kay Ivey has appointed Enterprise Mayor Kenneth Boswell as Director of the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs. “ADECA provides valuable support to our local communities, improving the quality of life
Governor Ivey Announces Creation of Alabama Aviation Education Center in Mobile
May 3, 2017

Governor Ivey Announces Creation of Alabama Aviation Education Center in Mobile

MONTGOMERY — Governor Kay Ivey announced plans today to create the Alabama Aviation Education Center, a hands-on instructional facility to be located near the Airbus aircraft manufacturing facility in Mobile that aims to bolster Alabama’s workforce development efforts and inspire young people to pursue careers in the state’s growing aerospace
Governor Ivey Announces the Launch of Alabama Bicentennial Celebration
May 2, 2017

Governor Ivey Announces the Launch of Alabama Bicentennial Celebration

MOBILE – Alabama Governor Kay Ivey will help the city of Mobile raise the first flag for the commemoration of Alabama’s 200th birthday and you’re invited! ALABAMA 200, a three-year celebration of the anniversary of statehood, will reach every county and corner of the state. It begins in the historic heart
Alabama Governor Ivey Named States’ Co-Chair for Delta Regional Authority
May 1, 2017

Alabama Governor Ivey Named States’ Co-Chair for Delta Regional Authority

MISSISSIPPI RIVER DELTA REGION  –Alabama Governor Kay Ivey has been named the Delta Regional Authority (DRA) States’ Co-Chair to lead coordination of the DRA’s work on behalf of 10 million Delta residents. Gov. Ivey grew up in the small town of Camden in Wilcox County and working on her father’s
Governor Ivey Appoints Joshua Pendergrass as Communication Director
May 1, 2017

Governor Ivey Appoints Joshua Pendergrass as Communication Director

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Friday announced the appointment of Joshua Pendergrass as Communication Director. The appointment was effective Wednesday, April 19, 2017. “Since taking office, I have worked to fill my team with men and women of the highest integrity. As we seek to restore Alabama’s image, I