Only days after overwhelmingly winning the GOP primary, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey is once again receiving national praise for bringing jobs back to her state.
On Friday, Ivey announced that Alabama has been selected for a 2017 Silver Shovel Award, “a top honor” from the business magazine Area Development that recognizes the state’s economic development successes. In explaining its decision, Area Development cited numerous large-scale manufacturing projects that Alabama landed this past year, including from companies like Mercedes-Benz, International Paper, and Autocar.
Ivey’s continued success in her state is just more proof that conservative, pro-growth policies deliver results.
Tuscaloosa News reports:
“Mercedes-Benz’s decision to build a Global Logistics Center in Bibb County contributed to Alabama earning a national honor that recognizes economic development success.
On Friday, Gov. Kay Ivey announced that Alabama had been selected for the 2017 Silver Shovel Award, an honor bestowed by Area Development, a national publication.
‘It was a good year for manufacturing in Silver Shovel recipient Alabama, with major investments in a diverse collection of projects, most of them brand-new. Additional jobs are driving in by way of logistics and distribution,’ Area Development wrote.
Area Development cited the Global Logistics Center as one of Alabama’s top economic achievements in the past year. In 2017, Mercedes-Benz broke ground on the $250 million, 700,000-square-foot center, which will create more than 400 jobs when it opens in 2019. The center is being built on 265 acres of land in the Scott G. Davis Industrial Park behind Woodstock Town Hall.”