“As Alabama’s governor, I am focused on creating high-paying jobs and meaningful opportunity for the citizens of this state,” Ivey said.
Following an extensive review of all active projects involving offers from the state with Canfield, Ivey gave her approval to potential new-facility and expansion deals now in the works.
Kay Ivey expressed broad commitment to advancing the state’s economic development pipeline after a meeting this week with Greg Canfield, Secretary of the Alabama Department of Commerce.
“I want to elevate Alabama’s success in business recruitment, and working closely with our economic development team will be a top priority of my administration.”Canfield, who has served as Alabama’s top economic development official since 2011, said Ivey’s support allows Commerce and its allies to continue pursuing significant economic development projects already under negotiation.
“With Governor Ivey’s firm backing, Alabama’s economic development team will step up its efforts to bring great companies to our state by strategically pursuing projects that transform our economy and lift communities,” Canfield said.
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Ex-MEDC CEO Michael Finney to lead economic development in Miami
Finney will be president and CEO of the Miami-Dade Beacon Council, the public-private economic development arm of the greater Miami, Florida, area.
According to Finney’s online work history, Michigan added 300,000 new jobs and $13.5 billion in investment during his time leading the Michigan Economic Development Corp.
I am enthusiastic about stepping into one of the most well-respected economic development organizations in the country.
“We are thrilled to have such an experienced, well-respected, nationally recognized leader in economic development as our new President & CEO,” Jaret Davis, volunteer chair of the organization, said in a news release.
Rick Snyder won the 2010 gubernatorial election, he turned to Michael Finney to help on his transition team.
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Amarillo economic development survey closes Saturday, but who saw it?
The City of Amarillo and Amarillo Economic Development Corp.’s “Align Amarillo” online questionnaire asking residents for their opinion about the future of economic growth will close on Saturday, but questions about the survey’s reach linger.
“I don’t know that we really accessed the general public.”“We believe community input is critical to the success of Align Amarillo,” begins a web page on the Align Amarillo website.
To access the Align Amarillo survey go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/alignamarillo
He has a bachelor and master’s degree in public administration from Texas State in San Marcos, and last year earned his Economic Development Finance Professional certification.
But as of yet no dates have been set, which is why the Align Amarillo website’s “Events” and “Get Involved” pages are currently blank.
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