September 3, 2014
Alabama Governor Robert Bentley made a stop at the Troy Country Club to talk job growth in Pike County and for the rest of the state. He recently created the College and Career Readiness Task Force to equip those coming into the workforce.
He says the state economy is needing skilled workers. "Manufacturing is coming back to America and skilled workforce is very
Important for that. In Alabama particularly, with our aerospace industry, with our automobile industry, with our, all the skilled workers that are needed, we need to train, and we're gonna work towards that goal," said Governor Bentley. Lockheed Martin is one of the companies coming to Pike County, bringing 100 jobs along with it.