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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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President’s $1 Trillion Infrastructure Plan, Alabama Governor Ivey Promises Cooperation

After meeting with President Donald Trump on Thursday, Governor Kay Ivey addressed Alabama’s opportunity to participate in his infrastructure plan that has been released. “I look forward to working with the Alabama House and Senate to ensure we are ready to hit the ground running once the federal infrastructure plan …

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BCA Praises Governor Ivey’s Emphasis on Legislative Cooperation to Ensure Alabama’s Infrastructure Readiness

Governor Kay Ivey attended Thursday’s White House infrastructure meeting hosted by President Trump and promised to work with the Alabama Legislature to ensure Alabama is ready to take advantage of the president’s $1 trillion infrastructure plan. “I look forward to working with the Alabama House and Senate to ensure we …

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Second-Generation Military Grade Tech Company on Path to Total ESOP

Business Council of Alabama member Avion Solutions in Huntsville is well on its way to total employee ownership that is good for both the business and employees who have a stake in its future, the company’s president said. Chad Donald is the president of Avion Solutions, an engineering and logistics …

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GOP Chair: Details on Trump Infrastructure Plan Expected in June

The chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Highways and Transit Subcommittee said he expect details soon on President Trump’s infrastructure plan, which the administration outlined broadly in its budget proposal this week. According to preliminary reports, states would be required to have matching money in order to get federal …

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Capital Briefing for Week 13 of the 2017 Session: Sine Die

Politics dominated the 2017 session of the Alabama Legislature that adjourned Sine Die on Friday. The session that saw the resignation of the governor included passage of an autism medical insurance coverage mandate that will cost businesses and policyholders millions of dollars a year and, by design, will leave Alabama’s …

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Administration Infrastructure Plan to be Released Soon, Alabama Could Hit a Dead End

With the failure of the Alabama prison construction bill to pass in the 2017 regular legislative session, expect a special session to resume the attempt to forestall federal intervention in Alabama’s overcrowded prisons. A special session would be the opportune time to resurrect the Alabama infrastructure investment attempt in order …

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