Opelika lawmaker Jeremy Grey helps guarantee Alabama’s competitiveness within the expertise and startup sector by serving on the state’s first fee centered on selling innovation.
“My job is to collaborate with the nice enterprise minds on the fee and advisory council members to craft laws that can domesticate innovation and entrepreneurship in Alabama,” mentioned Grey, who has served within the Alabama Home of Representatives since 2018 representing District 83.
Gov. Kay Ivey established the 15-member Fee, often called Innovate Alabama, in July 2020 because the state’s first statewide fee centered on entrepreneurship, expertise and innovation. It’s damaged up into two subcommittees: Schooling and Company and Finance and Infrastructure.
Grey serves on the Finance & Infrastructure Committee led by Republication Senate Majority Chief and vice chair of the fee Greg Reed of Jasper. Rep. Invoice Poole of Tuscaloosa serves as chair of the fee.
“I’m wanting ahead to coverage geared in the direction of growth of a statewide innovation coordination and incentive construction, offering for a non-public advisor exemption, and funding and launching an Alabama branding marketing campaign,” Grey mentioned of the initiative.
A local of Opelika, Grey serves on the Commerce and Small Enterprise, Well being, Lee County and Public Security and Homeland Safety committees.