BCA Blog

National Press Cite Ex-Im Bank Charter Lapse; BCA, Others Urge Renewal

Thursday, July 02, 2015

July began today without a new charter for the Export-Import Bank of the United States and that lapse didn’t go unnoticed by manufacturers and chambers of commerce. read more

BCA Requests Legislative Rejection of ADOR Rental Tax

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Business Council of Alabama President and CEO William J. Canary has asked the House and Senate leadership to use the Legislature’s administrative review process to reject a streaming video and audio tax imposed by the Alabama Department of Revenue. read more

This week's edition of BCA's Washington Briefing has been published. (6/15/15-6/19/15)

Monday, June 22, 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

Congressman Rogers Discusses Local, National, and International Issues

Friday, June 19, 2015

U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers at today’s Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce Eggs & Issues breakfast spoke of local, national, and international issues and the political climate in Washington, D.C. read more

Study: HudsonAlpha’s Economic Impact Exceeds $1.3 Billion Since Inception

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Business Council of Alabama member HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology in Huntsville has created a state economic impact in excess of $1.3 billion since its inception in 2006, according to a recent economic impact analysis conducted by the University of Alabama in Huntsville. read more

This year’s edition of BCA's Capital Briefing “Session Summary” has been published. (2015)

Wednesday, June 17, 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. (6/8/15-6/12/15)

Friday, June 12, 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

Magazine Ranks Children's of Alabama Among the Best Pediatric Hospitals

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Membership Spotlight



Talk about national rankings, for the sixth consecutive year U.S. News & World Report magazine has ranked Business Council of Alabama member Children’s of Alabama among the nation’s best children’s hospitals.

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Manufacturers Warn of Exodus if Ex-Im Closes, U.S. Loss could be China’s Gain

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

The Wall Street Journal reports today that U.S. manufacturers may move overseas if the U.S. Export-Import Bank’s charter is not renewed at the end of this month. read more

The EPA’s renegade policies must be reined in

Monday, June 08, 2015

The Alabama Legislature took an important step toward reining in a rogue federal department this week when it approved a joint resolution opposing certain anti-business activities of the Environmental Protection Agency in Alabama. read more