publications

Keep up with what's happening in the business arena with our BCA publications, and have the tools you need to take action when lawmakers and regulators are working against your interests.

Capital Briefing

Published weekly during regular and special sessions of the Alabama Legislature, the Capital Briefing is a weekly digest of action taken on legislation of interest to business. It also 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.

View the current issue of The Capital Briefing

Washington Briefing

Published regularly when Congress in session, the Washington Briefing provides a weekly Washington update to BCA members. Washington Briefing is your link to the halls of Congress for the most current information that affects Alabama businesses and industries.

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BCA Connect

BCA Connect is provided as a "public service" on behalf of the members of the Business Council of Alabama, the state's most effective advocate for business at the Alabama Legislature. This app gives the user an easy platform to contact members of the Alabama Legislature. Need to immediately communicate with a legislator? Simply tap on their face or name to open their profile, and then tap on their email or phone number to contact them, in addition you'll also have a direct link to their websites, Twitter feeds and Facebook pages. BCA Connect includes complete listings of the House and Senate members, and catalogs all committees and their membership. Download the app for free!

Taking Care of Business - A podcast by the BCA

Taking Care of Business is a podcast by the the Business Council of Alabama that discusses issues that are affecting Alabama Businesses. Listen Now!

The Business Advocate

Published as part of the statewide magazine, Business Alabama, The Business Advocate highlights BCA’s work on behalf of the varied needs of business at the state and federal level, spotlights BCA events, and includes information from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Manufacturers. BCA members receive a complimentary subscription to Business Alabama.

View October 2014 issue of The Business Advocate

View past issues of The Business Advocate

The Manufacturing Advocate

Published as part of the statewide magazine, Business Alabama, The Manufacturing Advocate features activities of the BCA’s Manufacturing Advocacy Council, and highlights achievements of BCA’s 1,300  manufacturing members.

View August 2014 issue of The Manufacturing Advocate

View past issues of The Manufacturing Advocate

BCA Books

The Capstone of Progress 2014, is the Business Council of Alabama's sixth book in a series of annual accounts that chronicles the business advocacy group's activities of the past year. The electronic version can be downloaded here

Prepared by the BCA’s staff and published by the BCA Press, the 331-page book includes major BCA initiatives, awards ceremonies, legislative successes, positions, and press releases. It also contains color photographs of people and events that were published in the Business Advocate section of Business Alabama magazine.

BCA Articles

The U.S. Chamber Foundation's Business Horizon Quarterly magazine published an article written by BCA President and CEO William J. Canary. The article entitled, "The Rewards of Early Childhood Education," discusses the responsibility of the business community to engage in preparing our students for bright futures.

William J. Canary, president and CEO of the BCA, wrote an article calling on Congress to find bipartisan, short- and long-term solutions to the Highway Trust Fund's deficiencies. The article was published on al.com, the Tuscaloosa News, and the Gadsden Times.

In an article appearing on al.com, BCA President and CEO William J. Canary recaps a productive 2014 legislative session that saw significant results for Business Council of Alabama, including 17 BCA-backed bills that were signed into law and defeating attempts to eliminate the Alabama College and Career Ready Standards.

BCA President and CEO William J. Canary was interviewed for the February 2014 Montgomery Business Journal, published monthly by the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce. Read the article here.

BCA President and CEO William J. Canary penned an editorial calling on the legislature not to assume control of Alabama’s College and Career Ready standards, which are relegated by law to the State Board of Education.  The article was published on al.com and the Gadsden Times.

Ronnie Boles, co-chair of the BCA's Manufacturing Advocacy Council, a board member of the National Association of Manufacturers and the president of General & Automotive Machine Shop in Huntsville, wrote an op-ed on the Alabama Supreme Court's decision to rehear a case that has enormous implications for our state's manufacturing future. Read the article here.