BCA Blog

More Time Given for Public Comment on Onerous Proposed Carbon Rules

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Reacting to business and political objection, the Environmental Protection Agency today added 45 days to its original Oct. 16 deadline to comment about proposed, stringent, and onerous carbon emission rules that would hamper electricity production and increase rates for business, industry, and households. read more

This week's edition of BCA's Washington Briefing has been published. (9/8/14-9/12/14)

Monday, September 15, 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

Birmingham Vies for World Games in 2021; Decision in January; Impact Could be $250 million

Thursday, September 11, 2014

A vice president and general counsel for Business Council of Alabama member Hibbett Sports Inc. is part of the effort to land the 2021 World Games for Birmingham. read more

Fall Intern Appointed by Business Council of Alabama

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

The Business Council of Alabama has named Ezekiel Academy student Savannah Rigby as a fall intern, BCA President and CEO William J. Canary announced today. The BCA regularly appoints interns in order for them to learn the workings of the state’s largest business advocacy organization. read more

Guest Blog- The Export-Import Bank: Fostering the Spirit of Enterprise for Women

Monday, September 08, 2014

The U.S. Chamber’s International Affairs Division and its Center for Women in Business today joined with Women in International Trade (WIIT) to host three women-owned businesses whose owners gave testament to the important role the U.S. Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im) has played in their growth. read more

Export-Import Bank Head Touts Bank’s Benefits, Urges Charter Renewal

Thursday, September 04, 2014

HOMEWOOD – U.S. Rep. Spencer Bachus encouraged Alabama political and business leaders when he predicted Wednesday that the House of Representatives will extend the charter of the Export-Import Bank of the United States before it expires Sept. 30. read more

Urge Congress to Support the Export-Import Bank and Keep Alabamians on the Job

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

With less than a month remaining before the U.S. Export-Import Bank’s operating charter expires, congressional action is needed in order for Alabama companies to continue exports and keep their employees on the job. read more

Opposition to Misguided Job-killing EPA Regulations Urged

Thursday, August 28, 2014

The Environmental Protection Agency wants business and individuals to pay more for electricity and reduce current supply capacity by enforcing ill-advised and disastrous proposed greenhouse gas regulations for U.S. electric generating plants. read more

Alabama Attains No. 1 Ranking in AP Exam Score Growth

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Alabama has a No. 1 ranking and it isn’t in football but education attainment. The state ranks No. 1 in the percentage of student growth in achieving qualifying scores on math, science, and English Advanced Placement exams, Governor Robert Bentley, A + College Ready, and State School Superintendent Dr. Tommy Bice announced today. read more

Government Board Seeks to Reverse 30 Years of Working Labor Practice

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The National Labor Relations Board’s general counsel proposes to overturn 30 years of labor relations practice by reversing joint-employer standards definitions, making it easier for organized labor to coerce bargaining units and labor lawyers to enrich themselves at the expense of business and jobs. read more