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Made in Alabama – Trump Inspects Alabama-Made Truck

A made in Alabama bucket truck made by Business Council of Alabama member Altec was displayed at the White House this week and inspected by President Donald Trump. On Monday, Trump declared this week “Made in America” week as products from all 50 states were showcased as part of “Made in …

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Newly Merged Huntsville Tech Company is Just Warming Up

Ignite President and CEO Jason Shelton (Contributed) Huntsville is one of those places with businesses that attract brainpower, expertise, and competency. Either that or it’s one of those cities with brainpower, expertise, and competency that attract and create business opportunities. That’s the case with Ignite Fueling Innovation, or Ignite, a …

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New Senate Health Bill Will Challenge Leaders, White House

The new Senate health insurance bill released Thursday would keep taxes on the federal taxpayers who currently pay the most but would cut two other taxes in the Obamacare law. The Senate bill will allow insurers to sell low-cost, limited plans, but it would fail to totally repeal Obamacare as Republicans …

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An Interview with Office of Minority Affairs Director Nichelle Williams Nix

The Business Council of Alabama sat down with attorney Nichelle Williams Nix, director of the Governor’s Office of Minority Affairs, for an email interview about her office and what she and it has been doing since its creation last year. The BCA supported creation of the GOMA that signals the value …

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NAM, U.S. Chamber Among Groups Pushing to Accelerate Tax Reform

The National Association of Manufacturers and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce are among groups urging Congress to quickly write and pass tax reform legislation. “You now have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to substantially improve America’s economy, but accomplishing this task may well require the special legislative procedures attendant to a budget …

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Beatrice Peters Joins Business Council of Alabama for Summer Fellowship

University of St. Andrews student Beatrice Peters of Darien, Conn., has joined the Business Council of Alabama’s summer fellowship program. The BCA regularly invites college students to experience the workings of the state’s largest business advocacy organization. “The BCA offers fellowships each year to select students as a way to …

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One of “World’s Most Admired Companies” Has A Major Alabama Footprint

AECOM’s Alabama leader Cynthia Borders Crutchfield These familiar and maybe unfamiliar landmarks have something in common: One World Trade Center in New York. Los Angeles International Airport. Abu Dhabi International Airport. The Lincoln Center for Performing Arts in New York. Spring Hill Manufacturing (hint, it’s the original Saturn manufacturing plant …

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Austal USA Shipbuilders Scores Major Navy Ship Contract

MOBILE, Ala. – (June 26, 2017) – Business Council of Alabama member Austal USA learned on Friday it has been awarded an additional Littoral Combat Ship contract worth $584 million to build yet-to-be-named LCS 28. “This is great news that affects our 2,400 employees who live in Mobile County, 1,000 …

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BCA Supports House-Passed Technical Education Reauthorization

In May, the Business Council of Alabama signed a letter to congressional leaders urging reauthorization of the Perkins Act, which the House did on Thursday. The Perkins Career and Technical Education Act reauthorizing the education initiative is intended to bolster technical education for specialized job skills. Last overhauled in 2006, it aims …

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Jalen Drummond Joins the Business Council of Alabama

University of Alabama student Jalen Drummond of Wedowee has joined the Business Council of Alabama for the summer. The BCA regularly invites college students to experience the workings of the state’s largest business advocacy organization. “The BCA offers fellowships each year to select students as a way to expose them …

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