Under this tent there are new faces and a lot of familiar ones like former Alabama Governor Bob Riley who's waited eight years to throw that dirt.
"We started on this in 2005 but now mobile and the gulf coast has a foundation they can go on for the next generation," says Riley. A new face is the CEO of Jetblue who announced they'll buy the first planes from airbus in Mobile.
"Airbus has just been a great partner to our company so it was just a great honor to make that announcement," says Jetblue CEO Dave Barger. Airbus president Fabrice Bregier is becoming more familiar--especially to the Airbus America employees he's already got.
"The quality of the workforce that we know pretty well because we have many engineers working for us already there will be a lot of local workforce working for us," says Bregier. Senator Jeff Sessions was there. I asked him where he was going to put yet another groundbreaking shovel.
"I'm going to place it in my office, it's going to be one of the greatest shovels in the history of my office," says Sessions. For others this day is a sense of relief.
"It's surreal because it's been so long coming but I'm in a camp that never lost faith, on the A-team they said I love it when a plan comes together and that's where we are now," says Mobile County Commissioner Merceria Ludgood.