About BCA

Since its founding in 1985, with the consolidation of the Alabama Chamber of Commerce and the Associated Industries of Alabama, the Business Council of Alabama has worked hard to improve Alabama’s business climate.

With the help of the Alabama legislature, which in 2011 -- for the first time -- was truly committed to addressing the concerns of business, the BCA was instrumental in securing passage of a number of real reforms in the areas of:

  • Tax credits for small business
  • Job creation
  • Incentives for economic development
  • Ethics reform
  • Positive changes in our public education system

That's why Alabama businesses and industries of all shapes and sizes have come to depend on the BCA as the state's most powerful and effective advocate for business at the Alabama Legislature and in the U.S. Congress. BCA is proud to be the exclusive affiliate in Alabama of the National Association of Manufacturers and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

In 2003, an historic agreement was signed linking BCA with more than 60,000 members of local chambers of commerce across the state, forming an organization known as The Partnership. Together, the two groups have found common ground on business issues affecting men and women who make up Alabama’s business community.

Working on behalf of nearly three-quarters of million working Alabamians through its member companies and local chambers of commerce, the BCA is the voice for Alabama business.