Thanks, Verve. I like it.
In other developments:
(From wpmi.com) "Northrop Grumman Corp. and its European partner EADS Co. said Thursday they will stay in the running for a massive Air Force contract to build a new line of refueling tankers - work the companies would base in Mobile, Ala.
The initial contract for 179 planes is worth an estimated $40 billion, the Air Force says. But the winning bidder could have a leg up on more than $100 billion in work as the Air Force gradually replaces a 530-plane fleet.
Boeing would build the planes - based on its familiar 767 - in Washington state. The Northrop/EADS team would offer a modified version of the Airbus A330 plane, to be built in Mobile's Brookley Field Industrial Complex.
The job could bring more than 1,000 jobs to the area."
Also from wpmi.com: "Interwoven with North Mobile County's small communities is a lot of big business. Now we know there's a new face checking out the neighborhood.
ThyssenKrupp needs about 3-thousand acres to build a three billion dollar steel plant. And it's narrowed its search to Louisiana and Alabama. "It would change the whole face of the economy in Mobile County," says Mobile County Commissioner Steve Nodine.
The plant wouldn't be operational until 2010, but if the company chooses our area, Nodine says the impact would be felt a lot sooner. "Thirty-thousand construction jobs to build the plant." Along with 2,700 jobs once the plant is fully operational. "Permanent jobs. High paying jobs. High tech jobs," says Nodine."