As the former Governor of Alabama, Bob Riley was credited with spurring economic development in his home state. One of his most significant contributions to that development was bringing into the state a $4.2 billion steel mill, which created 2,700 new jobs. Prior to his governorship, Bob served three terms in the U.S. House of Representatives. His focus is to continue finding ways to generate new jobs in Alabama and across the country with an emphasis on aerospace, automotive, shipbuilding, engineering and manufacturing. Bob will be able to leverage his strong connections with U.S. Senators and Representatives to make this a reality.