Rain or shine, we made it to see The Commodores at the Tuscaloosa Bicentennial Bash! #Our67 #al200 #RollTide
Certain professions require a human element that cannot be completely replaced with technology; nursing, especially, comes to mind. Nurses are in high-demand both statewide and nationally. Community colleges and universities throughout Alabama have enhanced their programs to try to fill the labor shortage.
Recently the Alabama Retail Association explained to us the significance of the economic impact of small retailers - especially in small towns that rely on their sales tax base. Retailers employ 1 in 4 of all private sector employees in Alabama, which equates to almost 400,000 Alabama residents.
It is no surprise that truckers are on this list. Distribution and Logistics is one of the state of Alabama's targeted business sectors. Alabama remains a hub for distribution and transportation logistics both nationally and globally. #Our67
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It was an honor to join Turner Construction for the grand opening of their new Huntsville production facility and metal fabrication shop. Thank you, Turner, for your work throughout Alabama and the United States! #Our67 🏗️
Thank you to Mayor Tab Bowling and the Decatur community for your work. The State of the City Address was a great way to start the day!
We are pictured with Miss Mary-Peyton Propst, high school freshman and Volunteer of the Year, who also led the Pledge of Allegiance at this morning's breakfast. It is refreshing to see young people involved in their community. #Our67
A beautiful afternoon on the campus of Alabama A&M University - thank you to all who collaborated to install and unveil a new historic marker at the corner of Meridian Street and Chase Road. #Our67 Alabama 200 #al200 #AAMU
What a night at Riverwalk Stadium! A record crowd of 7,836 gathered at the home of the Montgomery Biscuits to watch Alabama and Auburn play in the Capital City Classic - one of the best baseball games I have ever seen! Thank you to all who coordinated this special evening. Roll Tide! #Our67
Thank you to the DeKalb County Republican Women for the opportunity to speak this evening about Economic Development: Principles and Practice. We build Alabama together! #Our67
Over 200 people gathered this afternoon at the swearing-In ceremony and luncheon for the Honorable Casey Wardynski, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Manpower and Reserve Affairs. Thank you, Casey, for your service to our country! #Our67 #USA 🇺🇸
Join us on Twitter for BizChat Alabama! I look forward to chatting about economic development with the Mountain Lakes Chamber of Commerce in Scottsboro on Thursday 28 March at 2PM #BizChatAL #Our67
Nicole Jones Twitter Handle: https://twitter.com/NicoleJonesAL
Mountain Lakes Chamber Twitter Handle: https://twitter.com/MTLakesChamber
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The agriculture industry has always been a dominant part of our state's economy. I enjoyed visiting with the St. Clair County Cattlemen's Association. We shared information about available funding for college students who wish to study agriculture. Scholarships are available now through the Alabama Cattlemen's Association and Alabama Agribusiness Council. Apply by 30 March 2019. #Our67
I enjoyed catching up with Mr. Whatley at the Alabama Farmer's Federation reception. As the world now knows, the little town of Beauregard where he has deep roots was hit hard a few weeks ago. God bless this precious community as they continue to move forward. #Our67 #LeeCountyStrong
Thank you to the Professional Firefighters of Alabama for hosting an informative reception. It is important for us to recognize the health issues firefighters can incur as a result of their work environment including, but not limited to, cancer and PTSD. Alabama's firefighters are one of the easiest groups to advocate for. Thank you, firefighters, for all you do. Our hearts are forever indebted to you. #Our67
It was great catching up with my friend Johnnie Smith in Montgomery at the Yellowhammer News Legislative Review and Reception featuring Speaker of the House Mac McCutcheon and Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh. Thank you,
Johnnie, for all you do. #Our67
Thank you to Judge Bill Lewis and to all who coordinated the 2019 Elmore County Republican Party Annual Dinner. Three young people earned scholarships and shall attend Alabama, Auburn, and Troy in the fall. Congratulations! #Our67
Alabama Community College System (ACCS) particpates in the Von Braun Center for Science and Innovation’s University Consortium
The participation of the Alabama Community College System (ACCS) in the Von Braun Center for Science and Innovation’s University Consortium reaffirms our state’s willingness to collaborate and train a workforce that can perform well in high-demand careers centered upon constant technological advancements. This workforce development initiative will aid in research and development and will also help cultivate the skills desired by employers in dominant industries in Alabama such as aerospace, defense, and advanced manufacturing.
More here: https://www.alreporter.com/2019/03/19/community-colleges-system-enters-agreement-with-braun-center-for-science-and-innovation/
Thank you to all who attended and participated in the Huntsville St. Patrick's Day Parade! The Ellen McAnelly Memorial St. Patrick's Day Parade has been a downtown Huntsville tradition since 1978. This year I had a lot of fun playing Mary Poppins! #Our67 ☘️
We always have good conversation at the Madison County Republican Men's Club Breakfast. Today's keynote speaker was Congressman Bradley Byrne, now running for US Senate. March 2019 marks the 411th consecutive meeting. #Our67
Thank you, Alabama Department of Archives and History, for the tour and for allowing us to view our state's original constitution. I was honored to visit with your team of historians. #Our67 Alabama 200
Considering the myriad of global trade disputes that dominated worldwide news last year, it is impressive that Alabama maintained $21.3 billion in exports. Other countries demonstrated a continued need for made in Alabama products, especially in the industries of transportation as well as aerospace.
With global companies continuing to seek products made in Alabama, it is important that our state continues to stay on the forefront of issues that affect economic and foreign policy as well as international trade. Organizations such as the Export Alabama Alliance, Alabama District Export Council, North Alabama International Trade Association, US Chamber of Commerce, and Birmingham Council on Foreign Relations disseminate information and therefore help economic development professionals make educated decisions to best serve the people of Alabama.
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Focusing on the road ahead amidst a busy and blessed week #Our67