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Supporting Our Soldiers Hundreds of thousands of Alabama jobs relate directly to the ever-emerging military and defense industry. Military personnel and defense subcontractors are located in every region of Alabama, and military-related jobs also play a large role in expanding Alabama’s tax base. From Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville to the Coast Guard Aviation Training Center in Mobile, and areas in-between such as the Anniston Army Depot and Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Alabama must support our soldiers, their families, and military personnel with the investment of our time, effort, and resources. As Governor, I will form a statewide commission comprised of elected officials at all levels of government, as well as business, military, and community leaders to address current and long-term needs for infrastructure and community development near existing and expanding military installations. This commission will consider take BRAC growth, defense related non-BRAC growth, and future community growth when evaluating the individual circumstances. Future community growth will require considering investments such as high quality education for new students and affordable and accessible health care for up-and coming communities of new families and retirees. Community growth investment will also need to address transportation and infrastructure demands, workforce development needs, and creating an environment which allows businesses near new developments to prosper in order to encourage growth. For example, identifying and prioritizing transportation needs around Redstone Arsenal will include evaluating expansions of Martin Road, Rideout Road, Memorial Parkway, the development of a Northern Bypass, University Drive, Winchester Road, and Zierdt Road. My administration also will support our soldiers and military personnel by directly addressing BRAC-related needs and making Alabama the ideal place for relocation. As Governor, I will lead Alabama’s efforts to organize our priorities and be vigilant to ensure growth long after the BRAC review of 2015.

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Governor Bentley's promises  

Promises made by Robert Bentley.

Governor Bentley's promises  

Promises made by Robert Bentley.

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