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Business Education Alliance of Alabama Reports Cited in Award Competition

Reports on education performance and improvement that were commissioned and funded by the Business Education Alliance of Alabama helped earn Governmental Research Association national recognition at the GRA’s annual conference in Pittsburgh. The award announced Tuesday recognized studies by the Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama, including two that were commissioned …

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Both Parties Must Focus on Economic Growth

The Business Council of Alabama’s two national partners do not endorse presidential candidates but the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Manufacturers have very specific recommendations for the two major candidates. U.S. Chamber President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue said the two candidates can telegraph party priorities …

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Alagasco to Be Reimaged as Spire in 2017

Business Council of Alabama member Alagasco will be reimaged as Spire in 2017 following former Laclede Group shareholder approval of the new name in April. The Laclede Group became Spire on April 28 and its subsidiaries will transition during 2017, the company announced. Utilities and subsidiaries Alagasco, Laclede Gas, Missouri …

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AT&T Expands Access to Gigabit Speeds to Businesses in 20 Alabama Communities

Business Council of Alabama member AT&T is expanding business access to gigabit Internet speeds in 20 Alabama cities with more AT&T Business Fiber installations. AT&T said this means that more Alabama AT&T business customers can enjoy download and uploads up to 1 gigabit per second. “We are accelerating deployment of …

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Alabama’s Southern Research is Central to Zika Virus Vaccine Research

Business Council of Alabama member Southern Research of Birmingham has been awarded a contract of more than $900,000 with a chance at a larger contract over two years in the race to combat the Zika virus. The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) of the National Institutes of …

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BCA, U.S. Chamber Support National Standard for BioTech Food labeling Issue

Coalition for Safe Affordable Food-supported legislation passed by the House Thursday represents a major step forward in providing regulatory certainty and clear consumer information. The Business Council of Alabama was one of hundreds of affiliated businesses and industries that signed letters to Congress this week urging passage of biotech disclosure …

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U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers Addresses BCA Members on Business and Politics

U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers discussed the importance to his district and Alabama of serving on the House Armed Services Committee, and he handicapped the 2016 elections during a Tuesday conference call with Business Council of Alabama members. Rep. Rogers, R-Saks, has been a tireless pro-business advocate for Alabama business since …

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Senate Democrats Block Defense Spending Bill

U.S. Senate Democrats blocked a military spending bill, the third appropriations bill stalled in recent weeks. The House passed the spending bill but the Senate voted 50-44  on a cloture petition, which failed because it needed 60 votes to move it into position to debate. The vote was nearly unanimously …

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Senator Shelby Continues to Block Ex-Im Bank Nomination

U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby of Alabama continues to block financing of mega-export deals by the U.S. Export-Import Bank. The bank is limited to approving deals of only up to $10 million. Because the five-member board is short one member it cannot approve deals involving big-ticket items such as airplanes, power …

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House Benghazi Select Committee Member Updates Montgomery Chamber

U.S. Rep. Martha Roby spoke to the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce today and touched on the Benghazi report released this week by the committee she serves on and on military appropriations and veterans care that are vital to her congressional district. Roby, R-Montgomery, served on the House Select Committee …

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