HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - A high-level discussion between the governor, Huntsville's mayor and top-ranking business leaders focused on ways to improve growth for the future in the city and region.
The meeting with Governor Bentley lasted an hour and a half Wednesday at City Hall before the Governor spoke at a Chamber of Commerce luncheon. Mayor Tommy Battle's office confirmed more than a dozen CEO's took part in the meeting along with Gen. Dennis L. Via.
The mayor's office called the meeting a private conversation to talk about ways to promote research and development as well as job creation.
Both sides called the meeting productive with lots of good discussion.
"I enjoyed getting to meet with the Mayor of Huntsville as well as business and community leaders to discuss economic development and job creation," said Governor Bentley. "There is a positive business climate throughout Alabama and especially in Huntsville and Madison County. I look forward to continuing to work with leaders from the Tennessee Valley on ways to move the region forward."
his meeting has been in the works since March and it is the first time the mayor and governor have met privately with industry leaders in Huntsville since Governor Bentley took office.