Governor Robert Bentley
Governor of the State of Alabama
Since Governor Robert Bentley took office in 2011, Alabama’s economic development team has recruited more than 70,000 jobs. During this time, Alabama has recorded significant gains in the automotive and aerospace industries. In 2012, Bentley announced that Airbus would invest $600 million to begin assembling aircraft in Alabama. Since then, Google, Polaris, Remington and others have announced plans to open Alabama facilities. In addition, Bentley led efforts to overhaul Alabama’s incentives platform and to streamline workforce development programs.