Governor Ivey talks Alabama aerospace growth at Paris Air Show – Made In Alabama

The Aerospace Alliance cruise on the River Seine gave Governor Ivey her first chance on the Paris Air Show mission to talk business with high-level executives in the field and share her commitment to supporting aerospace industry growth in Alabama.

Made in Alabama caught up with Governor Ivey to capture her thoughts on what she wants the team accomplish at the 52nd installment of the Paris Air Show, which officially starts Monday at Le Bourget Airport.

 Why is it important for Alabama to be at the Paris Air Show?

The aerospace industry in Alabama is thriving – and we want to see even more growth in this vital sector. At the Paris Air Show, we’ll get a chance to talk with many industry decision-makers in private meetings, telling them Alabama is open for business. It’s a perfect opportunity to tell them about our advantages.

To make sure Alabama remains a leader in aerospace, we must be strategic and work on building the relationships that will bring more jobs and investment to the state.

The Paris Air Show is the best place in the world to do that.

What are your goals for the Paris Air Show mission?

The primary mission of Alabama’s economic development team at the Paris Air Show is to promote the state to aerospace companies from around the globe. I want to personally share with the leaders of these companies my commitment to make Alabama the ideal location for them.

Recruiting companies like Boeing, Airbus, Lockheed Martin and GE Aviation has made Alabama a force in the aerospace industry. In Paris, we’ll be working hard to position Alabama for a new wave of growth.

Aerospace is lifting off in Alabama, and we have to make sure it continues climbing.

What specific messages will you convey at the

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