BCA Blog

GE Aviation selects Auburn for new 3-D facility

Administrator - Thursday, July 17, 2014

Business Council of Alabama member GE Aviation announced plans to invest $50 million in a new, high volume additive manufacturing facility in Auburn.  read more

This week's edition of BCA's Washington Briefing has been published. (7/07/14-7/11/14)

Administrator - Monday, July 14, 2014

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

North Alabama Congressman Gives Government, Political Update from Washington, D.C.

Administrator - Monday, July 14, 2014

U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks of Huntsville today updated Business Council of Alabama members on the status of national finances and politics. read more

Raytheon’s Alabama-made missiles make history for U.S. Navy

Administrator - Thursday, July 10, 2014

Membership Spotlight

The U.S.S. John Paul Jones has destroyed cruise missile targets using the Alabama-made Standard Missile-6, making it the longest distance surface-to-air strike in naval history.

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Alabama Chambers Support Cotton Check-off on July 15 ballot

Administrator - Tuesday, July 08, 2014

A yes vote for Amendment 1 on July 15 statewide runoff ballots will give Alabama cotton farmers the freedom to decide if their existing voluntary check-off should become automatic. read more

Federal Highway Fund Depletion Nears

Administrator - Wednesday, July 02, 2014

The U.S. Department of Transportation has announced plans to cut road and transit payments due to dwindling dollars in the Highway Trust Fund. According to DOT Secretary Anthony Foxx, an estimated $4 billion will remain in the trust by the time the cuts begin next month. This reduction of federal dollars could not come at a worse time, as the peak of the summer driving season steadily approaches. read more

High Court Rules Against Compulsory Union Dues by Certain Public Employees

Administrator - Tuesday, July 01, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court today ruled that certain public employees cannot be compelled to pay dues to cover the cost of union collective bargaining. The 5-4 ruling in an Illinois home health worker case was a victory for employees who disagree with positions that unions take. read more

Business Wins One on Obamacare

Administrator - Monday, June 30, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court today said that certain businesses that claim religious objections are exempt from the Obamacare provision requiring them to cover certain contraceptives for women. read more

Supreme Court Ruling on Obama’s NLRB Appointments Reaffirms Senate’s Constitutional Role

Administrator - Thursday, June 26, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court today ruled that three appointments President Barack Obama made to the National Labor Relations Board in 2012 were unconstitutional because they were made without required U.S. Senate participation.  read more

Raytheon, BCA Host Raytheon Suppliers and Manufacturing Advocacy Council

Administrator - Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The Raytheon Company and the Business Council of Alabama in Huntsville this week hosted north Alabama manufacturers and elected officials for a discussion of the critical roles that manufacturing and education have in creating jobs. read more