The Business Council of Alabama (BCA) presented Gov. Kay Ivey with its 2018 Chairman’s Award for her for her steadfast support of pro-business initiatives throughout her professional and political career.
The award was presented to Ivey by BCA Chairman Perry Hand, chairman of Volkert Inc. in Mobile, at the BCA’s
Chairman’s Dinner , which is held each year to support the BCA’s political action committee, ProgressPAC on Tuesday night.
“This is indeed a high moment for me,” Ivey said. “This is a very significant award.”
Hand said since Ivey took office, more than $8 billion has been invested in Alabama, resulting in 16,000 jobs. Unemployment during her term is the lowest in state history and the number of jobs the highest.
“Governor Ivey’s support of a thriving business climate has been key to landing coveted economic projects including the new Toyota-Mazda plant and its 4,000 anticipated jobs to north Alabama,” Hand said. “Governor Ivey supports a business environment which grows tech companies and she continues to be a strong recruiter of companies in the automotive, aviation, and aerospace sectors.”
The BCA Chairman’s Award is given to a recipient of the BCA chairman’s choice during the closing months of his or her tenure as the volunteer leader of the statewide business advocacy organization.