Riley Visiting Mercedes, EADS, BBVA in Europe

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Gov. Bob Riley plans to arrive in Europe
on Wednesday for an industrial trip that involves trying to land
new jobs and meeting with companies that have already provided jobs
in Alabama.

Riley is scheduled to meet with an unidentified industrial
prospect and three companies with Alabama operations.

Riley said he will visit with officials of Mercedes-Benz in
Germany on Wednesday. Mercedes has an auto assembly plant in Vance.

After Germany, Riley will go to Spain to visit aerospace giant
EADS and BBVA. BBVA is the Spanish bank that bought Birmingham-baed Compass Bancshares in 2007. EADS plans to build an aircraft
assembly plant in Mobile if it and Northrop Grumman land a Pentagon

Riley said he plans to return to Alabama on Sunday.

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