May 4, 2012 – Alabama’s economy has been showing up in headlines nationally lately. Manufacturing is seeing growth. Unemployment is falling – last year, Alabama tied with Michigan for the steepest drop in unemployment rates. This is good news, but it makes it all the more important that economic developers take a targeted approach in bringing new industry to the state, so that we create well-paying jobs that are sustainable and complement our existing industries.
K.A. Turner’s article, “State targets industry to good effect” is a good look at what we are trying to accomplish with Accelerate Alabama. Please take a moment to read, and let us know what you think.