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Gov. Bentley says he'll continue to seek more jobs for Ala.

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Governor Bentley spoke at the Birmingham Business Alliance luncheon today. Source: Alan Collins/WBRC Governor Bentley spoke at the Birmingham Business Alliance luncheon today. Source: Alan Collins/WBRC
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BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -

Governor Robert Bentley spoke about jobs today at the Birmingham Business Alliance Governor's Luncheon held at The Club.

The governor told the group he continues to work to bring jobs to Alabama. Bentley said he wants to do more to help existing businesses in Alabama by getting the next session of the state legislature to create a new incentive package.

"If an existing company tries to recapitalize and stay in Alabama we need to help them. We have to be careful, I understand, to make sure that they are for the right purposes," Bentley said.

Bentley told the crowd he wants to seek re-election to continue the work. The governor said he will still not accept a salary until Alabama's unemployment rate drops to 5.2 percent.

The governor also said with Jefferson County exiting bankruptcy soon it make it easier to bring jobs to the county and surrounding area.

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