LONDON – Alabama’s economic development team at this week’s Farnborough International Airshow faced plenty of competition from other states seeking to make connections leading to new aerospace investment and jobs.
Other states with an official presence at Farnborough included Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Indiana, Maryland, New York, Oklahoma, Virginia, Idaho, Ohio, and Washington State.
Governor Robert Bentley, who engaged in a high-level meetings while attending the air show, said Alabama is positioned to compete strongly for aerospace industry investment.
“We have the best workforce of any place in the country. We have a positive business climate that allows companies to thrive,” Governor Bentley said.
“We offer companies the tools they need to succeed. One of those is training through AIDT, the state’s workforce development agency. We have the transportation infrastructure, including a deep-water port, they require,” he added.
Here’s a look at the exhibition booths belonging to some of the U.S. states at the 2016 Farnborough Airshow.