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Toyota Names New President at Alabama Engine Plant

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Business Council of Alabama member Toyota Motor North America announced that current Toyota Motor Manufacturing Alabama plant Vice President David Fernandes will become the engine plant’s new president effective Jan. 3. Current Toyota Alabama President Jim Bolte has been named as a TMNA group vice president of …

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Senate Judiciary Plans Swift Sessions Confirmation Process

The United States could get a new attorney general and Alabama a new U.S. Senator as early as January. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said Senate Republicans are planning to move quickly on the nomination of Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., as attorney general under the Donald Trump …

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Federal Judge’s Preliminary Injunction Blocks Disastrous Overtime Rule

Business Council of Alabama President and CEO William J. Canary released a statement today concerning a U.S. District Court granting a preliminary injunction that blocks the U.S. Labor Department’s new overtime regulation nationwide. “The Texas federal court rightly agreed with business arguments that the new overtime regulation installed by the …

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President-Elect Trump Wants Alabama U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions as AG

Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, who jumped aboard the Donald Trump train long before he sewed up the Republican nomination, on Friday accepted the offer for attorney general, Fox News confirmed. Sessions, 69, who advised President-elect Trump on immigration during a bruising campaign, was U.S. attorney for the Southern District of …

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Boeing to Add 400 Jobs in Huntsville

Business Council of Alabama member Boeing is adding 400 jobs in Huntsville in its Defense, Space & Security division. Boeing, one of Alabama’s prized aerospace firms since the early days of the U.S. space effort, said Huntsville has developed a diversified business base focusing on design, development, and engineering work …

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Alabama Works! Partners Business, Education, and Workforce Training

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Nov. 15, 2016) – Business, education, and workforce training leaders today unveiled AlabamaWorks!, an initiative to join workforce development efforts under one umbrella and seamlessly link employers and job seekers. Today’s announcement is a major milestone in the unification of Alabama’s workforce system and joins key components of …

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Alabamians Approve Right-to-Work and Other BCA/CCAA-Backed Amendments

Montgomery, Ala. – Alabama voters approved all statewide amendments on Tuesday’s ballots including right-to-work Amendment 8 and three others that are important to the business community. Voters approved business-backed Amendments 2, 8, 11, and 14. Unofficial results show that voters also approved all other statewide amendments except one, Amendment 12 …

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Hargrove Engineers + Constructors Unveils Emma, Its First Adaptive Toy

Emma Pablo test drives her new adaptive toy appropriately named EMMA, which was produced by Hargrove engineers + Constructors. (Contributed photo) MOBILE, Ala. – Business Council of Alabama member Hargrove Engineers + Constructors recently unveiled its Hargrove Adaptive Toy, a product initiative that is dedicated to filling the gap for …

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Healthcare Complexities Challenge Improvements to Care and Cost Reduction

BIRMINGHAM – Challenges to the three legs of health care were expertly explained by a hospital administrator, a leading health insurance company executive, and a physician at the Business Council of Alabama’s Pathways to Policy Summit on Alabama’s Future. The summit held Oct. 27-28 at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham – …

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Policy Makers, Officials, and Advocates Joined Together in Examining Education And Workforce Development

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Business Council of Alabama’s Pathways to Policy Summit on Alabama’s Future held recently at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham – The Wynfrey Hotel spotlighted education and workforce development challenges and opportunities. Speakers at Pathways to Improving Education and Workforce Development included education, workforce, and legislative leaders along …

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