PARIS – Greg Canfield, Alabama’s lead economic developer, said the first day of appointments for the state’s recruiting team at the 2017 Paris Air Show produced leads on possible aerospace projects that could mean jobs at home. Another full round of meetings is scheduled for today.
Canfield, secretary of the Alabama Department of Commerce, is joining Governor Kay Ivey and other economic development specialists from around the state at Le Bourget airport near Paris for the industry’s most closely watched trade show.
“Today looks like it’s going to be another good day. We’ve got 12 appointments – this is like speed dating, with more substance,” he said. “We’ll have the chance to meet with and connect with some companies that have existing operations in Alabama and some new companies that we haven’t really talked to much in the past.
“We think we’ll have some good news to report down the road.”