Gov. Bentley Returns from Airshow Ready to Bring More Jobs to Alabama

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By Ellis Eskew

Governor Bentley arrived back in Montgomery Wednesday evening after attending an international airshow in England.

  This was an important trip for the governor and other state and local officials. They went to recruit more aerospace and aviation industries in Alabama.


Alabama already has the Airbus assembly plant in Mobile as well as several aerospace companies, including Boeing in Huntsville, along with a strong NASA presence at Marshall Space Flight Center.
Governor Bentley says he wants to continue to keep those strong ties.

"When you compare Alabama to other states, and since I am on the National Governor Association Committee, and at shows like this, I see how far we are ahead with workforce training," said Gov. Bentley.

Bentley says many companies are very interested in Alabama with
aviation and automotive becoming the backbone of Alabama industry.

The governor also announced on the trip one of the places expanding its workforce is GE Aviation in Auburn.
 It currently has 70 employees and should grow to about 300 employees in the next several years.