ADO director visits Greenville

Published 3:11 pm Thursday, September 22, 2011

Director of the Alabama Development Office Greg Canfield made a stop in the Camellia City Thursday.

Executive Director of the Butler County Commission for Economic Development Ricky McLaney and Greenville Mayor Dexter McLendon took Canfield on a tour of Hysco America, Hwashin America, AIA Recycling Corporation and West Point Home.

“We had a good visit,” McLaney said. “We got to know (Canfield) personally and he got to know Greenville better. Unless you get off on an exit and go into a town you have no idea what that town has to offer. Now, (Canfield) has a much better idea about Greenville and what we have to offer.”

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The ADO is most commonly referred to as the state agency for economic development, and the department’s goal is simply to create jobs in Alabama. The ADO identifies prospects to grow and broaden Alabama’s industry base. The agency markets Alabama to the world identifying companies who could have an expansion project in the Southeast over the next three to five years.

“(Canfield) had the chance to see a lot of hardworking people from this area,” McLaney said. “Anytime there is an industry looking to locate in Alabama it comes across his desk and we hope that he left with a good feeling about Greenville and what we have to offer, and will remember that when those opportunities come across his desk.”