Monday, October 26, 2009

Governors announce The Aerospace Alliance

Governors of Alabama and Mississippi announce a today plans for “The Aerospace Alliance” part of a four-state region from NASA Stennis in Mississippi to Panama City in Florida.

"The mission of The Aerospace Alliance will be to establish the Gulf Coast as a world class aerospace, space and aviation corridor," according to a press release from Alabama Governor Bob Riley, and "members will include business leaders, economic development professionals and government officials."

Riley announced the group at Faulkner State Community College in Bay Minette, Alabama to make the announcement Monday afternoon.He will be joined by a host of economic development and business leaders, including representatives from Northrop Grumman and EADS North America.

Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour appeared at the vvenus via satellite.

“I am excited about the possibility of regional collaboration and growth,” Jim Kellen, executive director of the Southwest Alabama Workforce Development Council said. “This is a real positive thing.”

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