Accelerate Alabama 2.0 includes the identification of targeted business sectors for Alabama to focus its efforts, as well as recommendations or accelerators, and related tactics, centered on three economic development drivers: Recruitment, Retention, and Renewal. The targets and accelerators were identified ed based on extensive research, as well as input from the Alliance members and other stakeholders who participated in the process. This Accelerate Alabama 2.0 version was updated in November 2016 to incorporate the Alabama Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (ALEPSCoR) Science and Technology (S&T) Plan. The S&T Plan, which is attached as Appendix A, addresses support for statewide Renewal of industry through the growth of innovation and research and development activities that are directly related to the expertise and strength of Alabama’s universities and laboratories. This Plan also makes recommendations for enhancing and expanding Alabama’s infrastructure and lists resources needed to “Accelerate Alabama” and ensure that the state is nationally and internationally competitive.