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House Judiciary Chairman Says Vital Prison Reform is Halfway Finished

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Mike Jones spoke to the Business Council of Alabama’s Governmental Affairs Committee today and outlined the 2015 prison reform effort that includes vital funding that is near final passage. read more

This week's editions of BCA's Capital and Washington Briefings have been published. (5/11/15-5/15/15)

Monday, May 18, 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

Children’s of Alabama Brings 'The Future of Children' Lecture to Alabama

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Membership Spotlight



Business Council of Alabama member Children’s of Alabama is teaming with the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., to present The Future of Children lecture to Alabama on July 9 in Birmingham.

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Hargrove Founder Is Recognized as ‘Outstanding Entrepreneur’

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Membership Spotlight



Hargrove Engineers + Constructors President Ralph Hargrove started his business 20 years ago in an un-air conditioned attic in his Mobile home. Over the past two decades, this Business Council of Alabama member has grown from its start-up to one of the largest engineering firms in Alabama with 10 offices and 950 employees nationwide, including 332 at the Mobile headquarters.

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House Minority Leader Gives Thoughts on the Legislative Session and Thanks BCA Backing of Prison Reform

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

House Minority Leader Craig Ford discussed the past and future legislative session at today’s Business Council of Alabama’s Governmental Affairs briefing. read more

This week's editions of BCA's Capital and Washington Briefings have been published. (5/4/15-5/8/15)

Monday, May 11, 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

BCA Member to Harness the Power of the “Cloud” Thanks to Foundation Grant

Thursday, May 07, 2015

Membership Spotlight



Business Council of Alabama member The Baldwin Community and Economic Development Foundation is the recipient of a $10,750 grant from the Community Foundation of South Alabama, AL.com reported.

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May 4-8 is National Small Business Week in U.S.

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

The president has declared this week as National Small Business Week in recognition of the important and critical contributions to America’s success by small business owners and entrepreneurs. The week will end Friday with National Small Business Week Awards in Washington, D.C.
More than half of Americans either own or work for a small business, which create about two of every three new jobs in the U.S. each year. read more

BCA member to help expand Navy's anti-missile program

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Membership Spotlight



The Missile Defense Agency has awarded Business Council of Alabama member the Raytheon Co. a $559.2 million contract to produce at 44 anti-missile missiles that will receive final assembly at Raytheon’s facility at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, the company announced today.

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Senator Predicts Whirlwind Final Third of Legislative Session

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Senate President Pro Tem Jabo Waggoner today told Business Council of Alabama Governmental Affairs Committee members to expect heavyweight issues such as gaming revenue measures, tax proposals, downsizing state government, and building two state budgets during the final one-third of the 2015 legislative session. read more