GOOD NEWS: Aerospace and aviation is a dominant industry in Alabama. Our state has a long history of supporting the Department of Defense, both economically as well as in terms of devout appreciation for men and women in uniform. If Bell wins the project and can expand its existing facility in Ozark to assemble the 407 GXi helicopter, this would be a tremendous economic boost for the Dale County community as well as the Wiregrass region. #Our67 #DaleCounty
More here in the Alabama Political Reporter: https://www.alreporter.com/2019/04/25/ivey-praises-bell-plan-to-build-navy-helicopter-in-ozark/
Thank you to the Prattville Chamber of Commerce for hosting a breakfast with Congresswoman Martha Roby. It was good to hear about news specific to the 2nd District as well as ways that Rep. Roby works with other members of Alabama's delegation on issues that affect our entire state (ex. transportation, rural broadband, the space race, protection of the unborn, etc.) #Our67
Thank you to Rev. Cedric Brown for speaking at this morning's ALCAP breakfast on the importance of humility and remembering who and why we serve.
Rev. Brown's son was also one of the Frederick Douglass Essay Contest winners honored earlier this week. #Our67
Thank you, Tammi Taylor and the North Jefferson County Republican Club, for the invitation to yesterday evening's meeting. We enjoyed hearing from bright high school students who won the Frederick Douglas Essay Contest.
It was also an honor to hear from Michelle Lunsford, who lost her teenage daughter Cici last year as a consequence of distracted driving. Please do not text and drive; it can wait! #Our67
Happy Easter from the Jones Family. May the Lord bless you today and always! #Our67
Thank you to Operation Green Team, the City of Huntsville, the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, and to all of the sponsors of this year's Earth Day Celebration. Even the horse was smiling at Hays Nature Preserve today! #Our67
Thank you to all who participated in the 412th consecutive meeting of the Madison County Republican Men's Club this morning, and thank you to Elbert Peters for your dedication to the Republican Party. #Our67 #RedState
GOOD NEWS: Agriculture and food production has always been one of Alabama's dominant industries. AGCO is a leader in the manufacturing of machines and equipment that respond to global demands for food and fuel.
What a win for rural economic development today. AGCO' s decision to expand in rural Bremen will result in tremendous benefits related to income and quality of life - for the Cullman County area as well as our state.
Read more here in the Alabama Political Reporter: https://www.alreporter.com/2019/04/18/ivey-attends-agco-ribbon-cutting-in-bremen/
GOOD NEWS: During the site selection process, companies often place access to quality and specialized health care for employees and their families as a top priority. UAB Hospital is leading the way as one of only 15 sites in the nation with a single port robot, which can be especially helpful for patients with urological cancers.
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Thank you, Home Builders Association of Alabama (HBAA), for hosting breakfast on the Capitol lawn. Alabama's housing industry is booming in many markets as a result of thousands of new jobs.
The Home Builders Association of Alabama, a trade association of approximately 7,500 members in 26 local associations across our state, serves as an advocate for Alabama’s housing industry and as a corporate channel through which home builders contribute time, money, and services to local community service projects and education initiatives. #Our67
Thank you, Congressman Gary Palmer, for your insight at this morning's Eggs and Issues breakfast with business representatives from Jefferson and Shelby County. I appreciate your commentary on community-building as well as ways to increase our nation's GDP through energy exports (oil and natural gas). Thank you, Sain Associates, for sponsoring this event. #Our67
Thank you to the Poultry and Egg Association for hosting the annual omelet breakfast at the Capitol this morning! Poultry is one of Alabama's leading agricultural commodities and generates more than $15 billion in our state each year. #Our67
Thank you to Orange Beach for visiting Montgomery yesterday to discuss the economic impact of tourism. This was a refreshing gathering with friends, new and old.
Visiting the beach for a vacation? Let's keep more money in #Our67!
Thank you to the Mountain Lakes Chamber of Commerce for visiting Montgomery this week and attending Governor Kay Ivey's State of the State Breakfast hosted by the Montgomery Chamber of Commerce. We are at a blessed time in our state's history! #Our67 #teamwork
According to the Alabama Beverage Association, 4,879 Alabamians are employed in this field. Thank you, Alabama Beverage Association, for taking the time to discuss the economic impact of the beverage industry in our state. #Our67
Last night was a beautiful evening for the Montgomery Biscuits Home Opener! I ran into the Chick-fil-A cow at Riverwalk Stadium. He reminded folks to eat more chicken biscuits! #GoBiscuits #Our67 ⚾
Today the Mountain Lakes Chamber of Commerce visited Montgomery. I was honored to visit with this group of business and community-minded leaders who are committed to enhancing the quality of life for residents of Jackson County and the entire state of Alabama. Thank you, Mountain Lakes Chamber of Commerce, for all you do! #Our67
Thank you, Alpha Tau Omega, and to all who organized the eleventh Battle of the Buffalo for Russell Hill Cancer Foundation.
Battle of the Buffalo began in 2009 in memory of Paul “Fish” Salmon, an Alpha Tau Omega brother diagnosed with leukemia in 2006 who underwent treatment at the Clearview Cancer Institute (CCI). Paul was a senior at The University of Alabama in Huntsville when he passed in 2007. In 2009, the men of Alpha Tau Omega hosted their first festival centered on Buffalo wings, Paul’s favorite snack. To date, the event has raised over $160,000 for the Russel Hill Cancer Foundation and the HudsonAlpha Foundation and continues to support local cancer patients undergoing treatment at CCI. #Our67
Thank you to the Shoals Republican Club for organizing a well-attended breakfast featuring Representative Andrew Sorrell and media personality Jeff Poor. This is a new meeting the club hosts on the first Saturday of every month. I look forward to attending again in the future! #ColbertCounty #Our67