Greg Canfield http://apr.org en Alabama Looking To Attract Boeing Assembly Plant http://apr.org/post/alabama-looking-attract-boeing-assembly-plant <p></p><p>Governor Robert Bentley says Alabama will be among the states submitting a proposal next week to land the assembly plant for Boeing's new 777X aircraft.</p><p>Bentley says he will meet Thursday with the state's chief industrial recruiter, Greg Canfield, to work on the proposal.</p><p>Bentley and other officials met with Boeing executives two weeks ago to try to get the company to develop the plant in the Huntsville area.</p><p>Bentley says Boeing has had operations in Huntsville for more than 50 years, and already owns a large tract of land at the Huntsville airport.</p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 21:33:25 +0000 The Associated Press 42699 at http://apr.org Alabama Looking To Attract Boeing Assembly Plant Gov. Bentley Meets With Japanese Trade Official http://apr.org/post/gov-bentley-meets-japanese-trade-official <p></p><p>Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley's first day in Japan included a meeting with a trade official.</p><p>A spokesman for the governor said he talked with Hiroyuki Ishige, the chairman and CEO of the Japan External Trade Organization. The group works to promote trade and investment. Bentley gave him a pen crafted from a dogwood tree downed by the April 2011 tornado in Tuscaloosa.</p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 23:28:47 +0000 The Associated Press 41453 at http://apr.org Gov. Bentley Meets With Japanese Trade Official Gov. Bentley, Others Head To Japan For Trade Talk http://apr.org/post/gov-bentley-others-head-japan-trade-talk <p>Gov. Robert Bentley and other state officials are traveling to Japan on a trade mission.</p><p>The governor's office says the delegation will depart Sunday for a five-day visit in hopes of bringing more jobs to the state and strengthening ties with Japanese companies already operating in Alabama.</p><p>In Japan the group will meet with executives from companies including Honda and Toyota, which have large factories that employ thousands in Alabama.</p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 21:56:58 +0000 The Associated Press 41245 at http://apr.org Gov. Bentley, Others Head To Japan For Trade Talk Ala. Officials Plan Trade Mission To Canada http://apr.org/post/ala-officials-plan-trade-mission-canada <P>A trade mission led by the state with representatives from 10 companies will be heading to Canada next week.</P> <P>The group will be heading to the Southeast U.S. Fri, 12 Jul 2013 21:54:56 +0000 The Associated Press 34047 at http://apr.org Ala. Officials Plan Trade Mission To Canada