Road to Economic Recovery tour comes to Dothan

Published 05/12 2014 06:52PM

Updated 05/13 2014 08:57PM

"We've been to the Wiregrass many times and had a large number of economic development opportunities here, like Commercial Jet, and we certainly like our new medical school here,” said Governor Robert Bentley.

And during his tour of the Wiregrass, he stopped in Dothan, meeting with business leaders to learn the needs of the community.

"I usually like to visit with those who help create jobs and are more interested in more job creation,” said Bentley.  “That's the small business individuals.”

And as part of his efforts to visit schools around the state, he made Dothan High School the next stop in the tour.

"In schools, you're learning to become workers at some point in your life.  So, it's important to come and see our education system in the State of Alabama.  We have a very good education system, especially here in Dothan."

The governor was joined by Lieutenant Governor Kay Ivey, who also spoke about the school's accomplishments.

"It's a lot going on about the educational level and the achievements of this school, which is so important, because this builds and feeds this workforce.” Ivey said.

After touring the school, they traveled to Panhandle Converters, and later met with business leaders at the Dothan Area Chamber of Commerce.

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