Governor Riley to make "huge" announcement Thursday

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Governor Bob Riley says within the next week he'll announce three major prospects that are coming to Alabama. They will create thousands of jobs.

The announcement came as Riley spoke to members of the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce at a luncheon at American Village on Wednesday.

Riley would not say what specific companies would be coming, but he says it will be huge. "We've got three major announcements that are really huge. What we're about to do in aviation and aerospace is going to big or larger as what we did in the automotive sector."

Riley says the announcements result from the state's industrial recruiting and his recent travels around the world. Riley will make the first announcement Thursday at 1:30 in Montgomery.

No word on when the other announcements will come.