On Monday, the governor of Alabama, Kay Hagen, announced that she had signed an executive order to create a rural partnership to assist rural businesses and people in making the state’s capital more attractive for tourists and new residents.
The governor, who has become a star in her state’s tourism industry, had said earlier this year that she wanted to build an infrastructure for rural tourism that could help attract tourists to the state.
The order is an attempt to help create a tourism-focused infrastructure in her home state.
Kay said in a statement that the initiative would help “build a tourism industry that is both local and sustainable.”
She said it will help bring more tourists to “the region and increase the economic growth of the region by attracting more visitors to our state.”
She also called on state officials to use the “power of the purse” to help boost tourism in her own state.
In 2016, Kay created the statewide Rural Economic Development Partnership (REDP), which would allow her to create incentives to attract tourists, increase tourism, create jobs, and create economic opportunities.
She also said that REDP would “provide financial assistance to small business owners, businesses, and individuals to help them create jobs and promote economic development in their communities.”
The governor’s executive order, which is still in effect, states that the Rural Economic Investment Partnership will “enable a rural economic renaissance in the state.”
The initiative will be funded by an additional $1 million in the 2017 budget.
The money will go toward projects like: a new $1.5 million highway connecting the county to the city of Birmingham; a new bus station at a community college; and the construction of a community center and a community hall in the county.
The announcement comes just a few weeks after Governor Kay Hahn’s office received a grant of $1,000 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to build a community recreation center in the small Alabama town of Vincennes.
The county is home to more than 1,300 jobs and the center will serve as a recreation center, community center, sports field, and community center for people with disabilities.
This project was approved after HUD received $2,000 in grants from the federal government to build the recreation center.
A similar project was also approved by HUD, and the county is currently looking to get another $2 million in funding to complete the project.
The Vincenes project is one of many projects that have received funding from HUD since Hahn took office in January, including a $250 million community center in Alabama’s largest city of Mobile, $100 million for new playgrounds and a $50 million community recreation park in Alabama.