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Farnborough Air Show

Team Alabama takes aim at aerospace growth at Farnborough Air Show

MONTGOMERY, Alabama — With the Airbus assembly line rising in Mobile, top Alabama leaders, economic development specialists and local officials will head to the Farnborough International Air Show near London next week for talks aimed at expanding the aerospace industry in the state.

Governor Robert Bentley will lead a small working team of Alabama officials that will join representatives of municipalities and economic development organizations from across the state at the industry’s most closely watched trade event. The state team includes Greg Canfield, who heads the Alabama Department of Commerce, and two members of the department’s business development team who also will be involved in company meetings. Another Commerce staffer will manage the Department’s exhibition space during the show.

“Aerospace and aviation industries are extremely important to Alabama,” Governor Robert Bentley said. “The Farnborough Air Show is a special opportunity to meet with company leaders from many of the world’s largest aerospace and aviation companies and encourage them to choose Alabama.

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