BCA Blog

National Tax Organization Grades Alabama Tax Effort

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The Council on State Taxation credited the Business Council of Alabama for helping pass legislation that updated the Taxpayers Bill of Rights and created the independent Alabama Tax Tribunal, which began operating Oct. 1. read more

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

Friday, December 12, 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

Governor Announces High School Graduation Rate Goal is Ahead of Schedule and Coalition of Soft Skills Workplace Training for K-16 Students

Friday, December 12, 2014

Alabama’s goal of a 90 percent high school graduation rate by the year 2020 is ahead of schedule, officials announced Thursday. Governor Robert Bentley said the 2014 graduation rate was 86 percent, a rate that state School Superintendent Dr. Tommy Bice said was not expected until 2018. read more

BCA Annual Meeting Caps a Successful 2014

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Business Council of Alabama board members for 2015 and state and federal legislative agendas were approved this month during the BCA’s final meeting that closed out a successful 2014 and set the stage for 2015. read more

More rigorous standardized test coming to Alabama

Monday, December 08, 2014

Alabama has adopted more rigorous standardized tests that will bring clarity to the assessment process. While necessary to ensure clarity in our education system, Alabama will more than likely need to prepare for drops in test scores in the next two years. read more

Being prepared makes a huge difference

Monday, December 08, 2014

Does the end of the year flurry of pre-Christmas shopping sometimes make your head spin? Of course it all depends on how prepared you are when you begin your shopping and, more importantly, if you are certain you are receiving the best price on the products you plan to purchase. read more

This week's edition of BCA's Washington Briefing has been published. (12/1/14-12/5/14)

Friday, December 05, 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

Spread the Word about BCA!

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

I’m sure you’ve heard that a personal referral is one of the best compliments a business can receive, right? At the Business Council of Alabama (BCA), we know business referrals are some of the most valuable opportunities we have to encourage other businesses, industries and educational institutions to invest in our organization as a member. read more

Business Council of Alabama Expresses Concern Over Proposed EPA Clean Air Act Regulation

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Business Council of Alabama President and CEO William J. Canary has submitted concerns over a proposed Environmental Protection Agency rule that will cost Alabama businesses and consumers at least $5.2 billion in higher energy costs by 2020. read more

You don’t know what you don’t know

Monday, December 01, 2014

People often may make quick judgment on a person, business, or organization before actually having the correct, pertinent information. Many times this is unfortunate because the importance, benefit, and value they may offer could potentially make a tremendous difference in their lives or outcome of the situation. read more