The Game Plan

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey stands in front of microphone to present economic development agenda

Alabama’s new transparency law is a step in the right direction, but more needs to be done

BY: and - June 9, 2023

Following years of pressure by good government advocates, the Alabama Legislature just passed a bill to create better transparency around the state’s use of economic development incentives.  This a major victory for those concerned about government transparency and accountability.  The recently enacted Transparency in Incentives Act requires the state Department of Commerce to disclose online […]

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Alabama Legislature gives final approval to economic incentives package

BY: - April 20, 2023

The Alabama Legislature Thursday gave final approval to a package of economic incentive bills, but not before criticism from the chair of the Senate’s education budget committee.  The economic incentives, called “The Game Plan,” renew and expand existing incentives; provide funding to develop industrial sites and provide new reporting requirements on the bill. The package […]

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Economic development package clears first hurdles in Alabama Legislature

BY: - April 13, 2023

The Alabama Legislature approved several bills Thursday aimed at expanding existing incentives, providing money for industrial site development and expanding the availability of data on incentives. The House approved four bills in the package, which has the backing of Gov. Kay Ivey and Democratic and Republican legislative leaders. The Senate approved two. The bills move […]

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Alabama House committee approves economic incentive package

BY: - April 12, 2023

Four bills packaged as an economic incentives for the state passed the House Ways and Means Education committee on voice votes Wednesday. The bills would expand existing incentives, provide money to develop industrial sites and address reporting requirements for incentives. “Certainly, things have changed. Our economy has changed. Other states are doing these changes – […]

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey stands in front of microphone to present economic development agenda

Alabama leaders propose four bills to boost state’s economic competitiveness

BY: - April 3, 2023

Gov. Kay Ivey and the legislative leadership Monday called for passage of four bills aimed at making Alabama more economically competitive with neighboring states. These bills build on and strengthen the Alabama Jobs Act and the Growing Alabama program to keep Alabama competitive for new investments and jobs, said Secretary of Commerce Greg Canfield. “The […]