Leaders Return From Paris Airshow

Leaders Return From Paris Airshow

Leaders Return From Paris Airshow

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MOBILE, Alabama -

Mobile City and County Leaders are back from Paris. The trip was aimed at bringing aerospace business to the Port City.

"I suspect that we will see some new suppliers coming to Mobile, there will be some coming to look, others have really made some decisions about it but was one of the most positive airshows we attended," said Mayor Sam Jones.

Mobile is on the global map now that Airbus chose Brookley Field for it's first U.S. production facility.

"We talked to everyone that we think is a candidate but we don't want to get any more specific than that," said Commissioner Merceria Ludgood.

All three county commissioners say they made at least 40 to 50 new contacts while at the Paris Airshow. They say they feel good about the trip and what lies ahead for the City of Mobile.

"Everyone from companies who make engines, logistics suppliers, power suppliers it was a real variety I think of products and services," said Commissioner Connie Hudson.

But, right now those companies haven't been named and leaders won't say if anything has been officially signed off on.

"I don't really want to get into the specific ones that'll be coming because I'd rather them make those appointments and we'll talk about it at that time but I'm very very optimistic and I'm almost certain that we'll see some in the very very near future coming to mobile to visit, to possibly look for real estate," said Mayor Jones.

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