ORANGE BEACH, AL- Agriculture and tourism continue to be vital parts of Alabama’s economy, but another industry could become the state’s economic engine.
“Our second largest growing industry sector in the state now is the aerospace sector,” says Alabama Secretary of Commerce Greg Canfield.
Canfield spoke at the Economic Development Association of Alabama’s annual summer conference in Orange Beach Monday.
“Aerospace and the locating of Airbus to Mobile is going to bring great results for this region for months and years to come,” says Canfield. “What we learned in Farnborough was from the high level meetings we had with Airbus, we got a great story, wonderful narrative about how excited they are about the quality and the ability to ramp up production in Mobile, Alabama, of the A 320 aircraft.”