BCA Blog

U.S. Rep. Roby Says She’s Frustrated About Washington, Too

Thursday, September 03, 2015

U.S. Rep. Martha Roby spoke at a Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce event today about military readiness, foreign affairs, the Veterans Administration, and her frustration with national events, and the Obama Administration’s actions. read more

EPA Starts Enforcing Costly Wotus Rule Despite Federal Court Stoppage

Friday, August 28, 2015

The Business Council of Alabama’s national partner, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, today urged opposition to an onerous and probably illegal enforcement of a controversial water rule by the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that has begun despite a federal judge’s temporary blockage of the ruleread more

Southern Company Buys Natural Gas Company and Creates Major Utility of Nine Million Customers

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Membership Spotlight



Southern Company, parent of Business Council of Alabama member Alabama Power, announced today that it will buy AGL Resources, a natural gas utility company in a deal worth $8 billion in equity and an enterprise value of $12 billion.

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Business Council of Alabama Recognizes Three for Their Leadership, Service

Monday, August 24, 2015

The Business Council of Alabama has recognized two distinguished leaders of the BCA and a long-time staffer for his years of service. read more

BCA 2015 was a tremendous success!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

The Business Council of Alabama's Governmental Affairs Conference is an annual event that is always a favorite summertime gathering for lawmakers, business leaders and governmental affairs professionals.  read more

This special session edition of BCA's Capital Briefing has been published. (7/13/15-8/13/15)

Thursday, August 13, 2015

The Capital Briefing is a weekly digest of action taken on legislation of interest to business and is published weekly during regular and special sessions of the Alabama Legislature. It includes a summary of remarks made by speakers at BCA’s Governmental Affairs Committee meetings and often features video interviews with top legislators and state officials. read more

This week's edition of BCA's Washington Briefing has been published. (7/27/15-7/31/15)

Monday, August 03, 2015

Published weekly when Congress in session, the Washington Briefing is your link to the halls of Congress for the most current information that affects Alabama businesses and industries. read more

This week's edition of BCA's Washington Briefing has been published. (7/20/15-7/24/15)

Friday, July 24, 2015

Published weekly when Congress in session, the Washington Briefing is your link to the halls of Congress for the most current information that affects Alabama businesses and industries. read more

"Holy guanine, Batman!" Superheroes and genetic genius at the frontiers of science

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Membership Spotlight



In a chilly room at Huntsville’s HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, a multi-million dollar band of superheroes is solving genetic puzzles from around the globe. In the hands of Shawn Levy, Ph.D., and his crack team of sequencing experts, these next-generation machines are a centerpiece of the UAB-HudsonAlpha Center for Genomic Medicine, which is tackling cancer, Parkinson’s disease and other top health threats. They have also helped make Alabama a global leader in genetic discovery.

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This week's edition of BCA's Capital Briefing has been published. (7/13/15-7/14/15)

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

The Capital Briefing is a weekly digest of action taken on legislation of interest to business and is published weekly during regular and special sessions of the Alabama Legislature. It includes a summary of remarks made by speakers at BCA’s Governmental Affairs Committee meetings and often features video interviews with top legislators and state officials. read more