May 11, 2007

State of Alabama
Press Release: Lt. Governor Folsom (2007-11)

Statement by Lt. Governor Jim Folsom, Jr. on ThyssenKrupp Announcement

This is a great and glorious day for the State of Alabama.  ThyssenKrupp's decision to build it's first North American facility in Alabama is a testament to the world class economic development program that has been developed in the State. I personally would like to congratulate Governor Riley, the State's industrial recruitment team, and the members of the House and Senate who recognized the importance of passing an economic development incentives bill that enabled Alabama to compete for this project.  In additon to the thousands of Alabamians who will avail themselves of these new jobs, the beneficiaries of these efforts will also be citizens throughout Alabama who will reap employment opportunities that will follow in the form of new suppliers and support companies.

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