Economic Development

Battle Blog: Standing up for Alabama

Some of you may have noticed that I made some waves last week in disagreement with a very passionate response to a columnist’s work. The editorial writer basically wrote that Alabama should not be competing for Amazon HQ. I’m not going to be defensive about every media criticism we receive in this campaign. I recognize […]

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More than 20,000 new jobs and 8,200 miles on the truck.

It was an early alarm on last Tuesday morning so we could leave Huntsville at 4:30 a.m. to speak to the Breakfast Rotary Club in Birmingham. But it was well worth it. We had a great conversation with 65 people, and one of the topics that kept coming up was, “What would you do to […]

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Blue Origin: The Art of the Deal

We were able this week to celebrate a major announcement that will benefit not just Huntsville but I think will have a ripple effect across the state of Alabama. Blue Origin, an aerospace company founded by Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, plans to build rocket engines in Huntsville in a new 400,000-square foot facility. This puts us […]

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