Alabama Political Reporter
Governor Kay Ivey is set to continue a statewide listening tour Friday with a stop in The Schoals.
Ivey is set to visit Florence, Alabama, Friday as part of her “Listen, Learn, Help & Lead Tour,” focusing on community and education needs in several different regions of the state.
The tour in Florence will be the fourth stop on her 10-stop tour. The stops have included site visits to businesses and schools along with roundtable discussions with local officials and business leaders.
She visited Auburn last week and had previous stops in Dothan and Jasper.
In Florence, Ivey will visit the Eliza Coffee Memorial Hospital which is in the midst of a $250 million reconstruction effort. The new 485,000-square-foot hospital will replace the aging hospital built in 1943.
Later in the day, she will visit the University of North Alabama and a proposed Agriculture Center that would be managed by Northwest Shoals Community College. It is expected to award a grant to the project which would offer workforce development programs.
She will hold a roundtable discussion with officials and locals after lunch.