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After the Paris Air Show, Alabama team targets aerospace projects

PARIS – Alabama Governor Kay Ivey and Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield departed France early this morning after two intensive days of appointments at the Paris Air Show, where they met with 18 top-level executives and discussed potential and ongoing projects that could bring hundreds of jobs to the state.

Altogether, Governor Ivey and Secretary Canfield attended 22 appointments on Monday and Tuesday with executives from many of the biggest companies in the global aerospace industry. These included Boeing, Airbus, Lockheed Martin, United Technologies Corp., Raytheon, and Leonardo.

These discussions uncovered four potential new projects and touched on at least five existing projects being pursued by the Alabama Department of Commerce. Combined, these projects involve significant investment and between 1,600 and 1,900 anticipated jobs, Commerce projects.

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Alabama connections on display at the 2017 Paris Air Show

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