By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
Thursday Governor Robert Bentley issued a written statement announcing that new and expanding industry announcement totals rose to the highest capital investment levels in the past four years.
Governor Bentley said. “Alabama’s economic development programs are working hand-in-hand with local development partners to create new jobs and new opportunities for people in this state.”
The Alabama Department of Commerce (formerly called the Alabama Development Office), announced that during 2011, the number of new jobs increased by 9.3% and capital investment by 87.7% compared to 2010.