Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Ala. gov announces new economic development plan

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley on Tuesday announced a new economic development strategy that aims to turn bright ideas at universities and private research institutions into products that can be made by companies hiring state residents for good-paying jobs.

Bentley, a Republican who was elected in 2010 on a platform of job creation, released the so-called "Accelerate Alabama" plan at a meeting of economic developers Tuesday.

With unemployment down since Bentley took office but still at 8.1 percent, state leaders are expected to focus on job creation in the coming months.

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