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The BCA is the state’s most powerful and effective advocate for business at the Alabama Legislature and the U.S. Congress.

Through our political action committee, ProgressPAC, we work hard to help elect candidates who understand the issues of concern to Alabama business. However, it is the member companies that develop and drive BCA’s actions in the legislative arena and at the ballot box, promoting those agendas through the organization’s far-reaching grassroots network and policy committee structure.

Let us know how we can advocate for your business on the matters that mean the most to you. Contact our Intergovernmental Affairs and Advocacy Department, 334-834-6000.

Obstacles into Opportunities

The Business Education Alliance commissioned a report to assess the goals and strategies of Alabama’s education improvement plan, Plan 2020. The report, Obstacles into Opportunities, prepared by the Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama, with economic modeling by Keivan Deravi, Ph.D., professor of economics at Auburn University at Montgomery, was …

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Dual Enrollment Tax Credit Window Nears

Alabama’s newest income tax credit for businesses and individuals kicks in beginning Jan. 1 and it will be a source of significant funding for dually enrolled high school and two-year college students. The Alabama Future Workforce Initiative Act, which was supported by the Business Council of Alabama in the 2014 …

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Commercial Aviation Training Program Announced at Troy University

Troy University, the city of Troy, and Mauna Loa Helicopters have agreed to create a training program for commercial aviators at N. Kenneth Campbell Field in Troy, the university announced. The program will allow students at Troy University to earn a minor in aviation operations in either fixed-wing or rotary-wing …

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New Department of Education assessment begins this month

The Alabama State Department of Education has announced a new measure of student assessment -“ACT Aspire” – which will begin on April 28. As part of PLAN 2020, the State Board of Education adopted ACT Aspire to test student progress of Grades 3-8 and will make Alabama the first to …

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This week’s editions of BCA’s Capital and Washington Briefings have been published. (3/31/14-4/414)

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 …

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This week’s edition of BCA’s Capital Briefing has been published. (3/17/14-3 21/14)

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 …

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This week’s editions of BCA’s Capital and Washington Briefings have been published. (3/10/14-3/14/14)

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 …

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This week’s editions of BCA’s Capital and Washington Briefings have been published. (3/3/14-3/7/14)

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 …

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This week’s editions of BCA’s Capital and Washington Briefings have been published. (2/24/14-2/28/14)

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 …

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This week’s edition of BCA’s Capital Briefing has been published. (2/17/14-2/21/14)

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 …

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