The Governor has been on an economic tour of the state the past few months, but he decided to take a break from that to come to Dothan, and his message to the chamber did carry a similar tone.
Governor Robert Bentley spoke at the Dothan Chamber of Commerce luncheon to address several issues within our state but the main topic?
"Creating jobs is the number issue for all of us; our country is not in very good shape right now," says Alabama Governor Robert Bentley.
And to get Alabama in shape Bentley has a few plans he has been exercising.
"We need to get organized, so we created, the economic development alliance," says Alabama Governor Robert Bentley.
That program was designed to create new industry as well as keep industry in the state of Alabama.
And that is music to the ears of new Chamber of Commerce Chairman Mark Saliba
"I think the governors statements were very accurate, I think he has at the forefront of his vision is to create jobs, so I am very pleased with his remarks,” says Dothan Chamber of Commerce Chairman Mark Saliba.
Not only did the governor's remarks cover the job front, but he also touched on an amendment that will be on the Alabama ballot November 6th.
If passed, the legislation will let the state refinance bonds to decrease debt ... An amendment Bentley says will create more jobs in Alabama and save the state 30 million dollars.
"We are redefining the issue, so that we can refinance some bonds, we can save thirty million dollars by doing that. I have to have that in order to create industry in the wiregrass or any other part of the state," says Alabama Governor Robert Bentley.
Money needed to help fill the pockets of workers in the wiregrass.
The governor also spoke on the million of dollars coming to the wiregrass with the addition of the medical college.
He says that will also create thousands of jobs for the Dothan area.