Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Pricetag for Paris released

It cost Alabama between $88,000 and $97,000 to participate in the Paris Air Show. That's according to the Alabama Department of Commerce. The bill includes travel costs for seven people, including the governor and commerce secretary. But most of the costs are for the Alabama booth, graphics and set-up. The Alabama delegation numbered about 90, and most participants were from cities, counties and companies who did not travel at state expense. Nineteen Alabama communities, economic development groups, and chambers attended. At least 20 other states had a significant presence at the air show, the department said, including Florida and Mississippi. (Source:, 06/25/13)