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Alabama Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield stepping down, successor tapped

Posted on AllSides October 20th, 2023
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Alabama Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield is stepping down at year’s end, and Gov. Kay Ivey has tapped a 40-year economic development veteran to succeed him. On Friday Ivey announced Ellen McNair, chief economic development officer with the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce, will take the post Jan. 1. She will be the first female Commerce Department secretary. Canfield has held the office for the last 12 years, taking over the Alabama Development Office in 2011 and reorganizing the department as Commerce. During his time, Alabama launched Accelerate Alabama, its first-ever...

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