Buzz: Pensacola goes after big Mobile employer

July 5, 2012

The City of Mobile and its chamber are worried that Pensacola might lure away one its largest employers, according to the Mobile Register. The Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce CEO/President told the paper that a Pensacola delegation has been trying to recruit ST Aerospace Mobile and its more than 1,000 employees.

ST Aerospace Mobile President Joseph Ng did not immediately return calls requesting comment. A Pensacola city spokesman, declined to comment, according to the paper.

The paper reported Mobile Councilman Fred Richardson commented on the possibility in a Tuesday council meeting, “It would appear to me that, with all the division among the council about the city’s finances, (the Pensacola officials) feel like the city has faltered. We created a climate where people from other cities feel like they can come in and court our major industries.”

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