Report shows 4,450 Ala. jobs created by stimulus

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A report by state officials shows that more than 4,450 jobs have been created in Alabama by the infusion of federal stimulus money.

The report to the federal government by state agencies on Wednesday shows Alabama has so far received more than $1 billion of a total of $2.4 billion awarded in stimulus funds. The report shows the money has created or retained jobs while being used to build
highways, hire teachers, weatherize homes and for a wide variety of projects.

The report shows highway construction projects have accounted for 1,640 of the jobs created or retained by the stimulus funds.

The director of the University of Alabama Center for Business and Economic Research, Sam Addy, said Wednesday the report shows stimulus money is helping improve Alabama's economy.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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