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Alabama’s BioTech Leaders to Meet This Week to Bridge Research and Industry

The state’s biotechnology and life science trade association, BioAlabama, will host Alabama’s top leaders to identify and discuss opportunities to transition research to industry during its annual meeting on Wednesday. The annual meeting is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Westin Birmingham. Themed “Building Alabama Biotech: Emerging Business, …

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Week 13 of the 2016 Session

2016 Legislative Session Closes on Mixed Note This week’s finale of the 2016 regular legislative session included nearly unanimous bipartisan passage of Business Council of Alabama priority legislation that clarifies a court ruling concerning class-action lawsuits against businesses, another bill to extend the operational deadline for Medicaid Regional Care Organizations, …

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Internal Revenue Service Continues Small Business Week Webinars

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Internal Revenue Service is marking National Small Business Week that ends Saturday with a series of webinars for small business owners and self-employed individuals. Small Business Week from May 1 to May 7 is observed by the U.S. Small Business Administration with events planned in five cities. The …

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Week 12 of the 2016 Session

This week’s Tuesday Briefing sponsored by the Drummond Co. featured Senate Majority Leader Greg Reed, R-Jasper, who gave his overview of the last five days of the 2016 regular legislative session. The briefing was the final briefing of the 2016 regular legislative session. The House approved a controversial Senate bill …

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BCA Signs Coalition Letter Opposing Labor’s Business Hindering Overtime Regulation

The Business Council of Alabama has joined 400 business, non-profit, and advocacy groups in signing a letter of support for the “Protecting Workplace Advancement and Opportunity Act” in the U.S. House and Senate. The coalition letter was sent to members of Congress urging passage of legislation to stop the Department of …

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Volkert, Inc. Goes International With Formation of Volkert Global

MOBILE, Ala. – Volkert, Inc., a leading 91-year-old full service, multi-discipline engineering services firm, has created Volkert Global, an independent international affiliate that extends Volkert’s ability to serve its growing international client base. Volkert, a Business Council of Alabama member headquartered in Mobile and with offices in 14 states and …

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Made in Alabama Airbus Takes to the Sky

MOBILE, Ala. – Last week the first Airbus A321 passenger plane produced in Mobile for American Airlines took flight and today the first actual delivery of an aircraft from the Airbus U.S. manufacturing plant took place. On April 19, test pilots Mark McCullins and Bruce Macdonald and accompanied by Flight …

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Senate Majority Leader Outlines Session Final Days at BCA Tuesday Briefing

Senate Majority Leader Greg Reed at today’s Business Council of Alabama’s Tuesday Briefing said the Legislature has accomplished a lot since convening the 2016 regular legislative session on Feb. 2 but much remains to be done in the final five session working days. “It’s been a challenging session,” Sen. Reed …

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Week 11 of the 2016 Session

This week’s Tuesday Briefing, sponsored by Vulcan Materials Co., featured Rep. Connie Rowe, R-Jasper, who discussed prison overcrowding and Medicaid funding. Rep. Rowe was introduced by Jeff Johnson, manager of lands and public affairs, Southern and Gulf Coast Division for Vulcan Materials Co. The House and Senate met Tuesday, Wednesday, …

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Business Groups Support Ozone Implementation Legislation

The Business Council of Alabama joined other business groups to support federal legislation that would extend the ozone standards deadline until 2025. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce circulated a letter in support of H.R. 4775, the “Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2016,” which the BCA signed along with more than …

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