Talking Alabama in Mexico

Gov. Bob Riley and other state officials are spending four days in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, trying to sell industrial site consultants on Alabama. Neal Wade, director of the Alabama Development Office, said 25 site consultants are attending the Alabama International Business Conference, which runs Thursday through Sunday in the coastal resort.  Wade said the conference will give site consultants an opportunity to dine, golf and enjoy other activities with the governor and first lady Patsy Riley. Other participants include Alabama House Speaker Seth Hammett, state Finance Director Jim Main, and Ed Castile, director of Alabama’s industrial training program. Sharing the cost of the conference with the state are Alabama Power Co., PowerSouth, the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama and the North Alabama Industrial Development Association, Wade said.

We could learn a lot from Alabama about how things are done.