Reportedly, Governor Bob Riley will be in Ft Payne this today, for an automotive-related announcement – an announcement which could mean a substantial number of new jobs for Dekalb County.

A press release from the Dekalb County Economic Development Authority stated that the Governor will be at Ft Payne City Hall, at 2:00pm Friday – and that the news will concern what is referred to as a `foreign-based Tier 1 automotive supplier.`

The release went on to say that the firm will announce its choice of a site in Alabama.

In February Officials in Gadsden announced that Fehrer Automotive a Tier 2 supplier for Volkswagen would be locating there.