Editorial: White Collar Jobs

Some of the world's best corporations employ thousands of Alabamians in our great state.  Many represent one segment of the economy - blue collar auto industry jobs.

We need to make Alabama as attractive to potential white collar work force businesses.

Incentives attracted Mercedes, Honda, Hyundai and TK Steel here and they nearly landed Volkswagen as well.

A statutory incentive program geared to information technology and financial services job prospects would help.

We don't have one now and we are losing out on many opportunities because of it.

We encourage our legislators to adopt such incentives in the coming year.

Diversification of our economy in any economic climate expands possibilities and protects us more during downturns.