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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.

Back Forty Beer Is First-Ever Recipient of Business Council of Alabama ‘Small Business Game Changer’ Award

AUBURN, Ala. – It couldn’t be more fitting than for an Auburn University graduate’s company to be the first recipient of the Business Council of Alabama and Auburn IMG Sports Marketing’s “Small Business Game Changer” award presented Saturday in front of nearly 50,000 people at Jordan-Hare Stadium. Back Forty Beer …

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Week Nine of the 2016 Session

This week’s Tuesday Briefing, sponsored by the Protective Life Insurance Corp., featured Sen. Phil Williams, R-Rainbow City, and Rep. Matt Fridy, R-Montevallo, who discussed three legal reform bills that are important to the Alabama business community The pair kicked off the ninth week of the 2016 regular legislative session that …

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Alabama Mayors Call for Action on Transportation Infrastructure

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The mayors of  Alabama’s five largest cities gathered today in Montgomery where they called on state leaders to support efforts to improve transportation infrastructure in Alabama. The mayors from Birmingham, Huntsville, Mobile, Montgomery and Tuscaloosa said state legislators must identify funding for construction of new bridges, roads …

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Alabama Needs a Long-Term Stable Funding Solution for Roads

Lately, many people in Alabama have been discussing the unacceptable conditions of our roads and bridges, as well as the need for additional investment in transportation infrastructure. It’s a call that we’ve been hearing from business leaders and engineers for years, and, thankfully, people are beginning to listen. One important …

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Week Eight of the 2016 Session

General Fund Budget Passed, Governor Vows Veto; Infrastructure Alliance Drive-In Successful The eighth week of the 2016 regular legislative session saw passage or consideration of issues that are vital to the Alabama business community, including the 2016-17 General Fund budget. After meeting Tuesday and Wednesday, the House and Senate voted …

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Finding Solutions

As a young boy growing up near Shorterville in east Henry County, I don’t remember much about the 1950’s…maybe a few sporting events like Don Larsen’s perfect game in the ’56 World Series and Mickey Mantle winning the triple crown that same year (events that birthed a southern boy’s life …

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Alliance for Alabama’s Infrastructure Draws Crowd to State House

The Alliance for Alabama’s Infrastructure drew about 100 supporters to the State House today who fanned out to urge their legislators to support investment in Alabama’s aging highway and bridge infrastructure. Alliance members met with House and Senate members urging support for two pieces of legislation that are vital to …

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Seventh Week of the 2016 Session

Right-to-Work Constitutional Amendment Goes to Voters The midpoint of the 2016 regular legislative session saw legislative passage and consideration of important issues that are vital to the Alabama business community. The Senate on Thursday approved a right-to-work constitutional amendment, HB 37 by Rep. Arnold Mooney, R-Birmingham. The measure goes to …

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AAI Releases New Informative Video Following a Favorable Report to Both HB 394 and SB 180

The House Transportation, Utilities and Infrastructure Committee earlier today gave a favorable report to both HB 394 by Rep. Mac McCutcheon, R-Huntsville, and SB 180 by Sen. Gerald Dial, R-Lineville. HB 394 would generate additional revenue for Alabama roads and bridges, and it follows SB 180 that ensures revenue generated by McCutcheon’s bill will …

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BCA Commends Committee Passage of Transportation Investment Bills

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Mar. 17, 2016 Contact: Nancy Wall Hewston or Dana Beyerle (334) 834-6000 MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Business Council of Alabama today lauded House committee passage of two bills designed to invest responsibly in Alabama’s infrastructure. The House Transportation, Utilities and Infrastructure Committee gave a favorable report to …

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