Wed Sep 17 02:56:22 PDT 2014
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Gov. Bentley Creates Small Business Commission
Associated Press

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley is creating a commission to recommend ways the state can help small businesses get started and expand. Bentley signed an executive order Monday creating the Alabama Small Business Commission, and he appointed Rosemary Elebash to lead it. Elebash is the Alabama director for the National Federation of Independent Business. Bentley says the commission replaces the promise he made in his 2010 campaign to create a Cabinet-level position to help small businesses. He says the commission will make recommendations to present to the Legislature in 2015 and 2016. Three other Republican officeholders -- Lt. Gov. Kay Ivey, House Speaker Mike Hubbard and Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh -- are also making appointments to the commission.

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