A Message for Alabama and the Nation on the Economy

By April 23, 2009Economy

NAM President John Engler was in Birmingham, Ala., yesterday, a stop that included a luncheon address to the Birmingham Rotary Club. Russell Hubbard at The Birmingham News covered his remarks. Excerpt:

Former Michigan Gov. John Engler told an Alabama audience Wednesday the state risks losing its industrial recruitment edge if it doesn’t stay on guard.

Competitions for job-rich trophies such as Mercedes-Benz and ThyssenKrupp aren’t regional any longer, Engler told the Downtown Rotary Club at the weekly lunch meeting.

“Now, states are competing against countries,” said Engler, president of the National Association of Manufacturers. “China. Ireland. Singapore is offering 20-year tax holidays.

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