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Alabama Business Urged to Support Affordable Energy, Jobs, and Economic Growth

One of the Business Council of Alabama’s priorities for 2018 is to work for sound energy and environmental policies consistent with continued economic growth in Alabama. Reliable, affordable energy is vital to both Alabama’s industries and its households. Currently, the federal government is conducting a major review of federal waters …

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Senate, House Judiciary Committee Chairs Urge Business Support for Adult, Juvenile Justice Reforms

The chairs of the Senate and House Judiciary Committees were the speakers at today’s Business Council of Alabama’s Tuesday Briefing and they urged business community support for juvenile and adult justice system reforms. Sen. Cam Ward, R-Alabaster, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee and Rep. Jim Hill, R-Moody, chairman of …

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Week 8 of the 2018 Session

Steve Pelham, chief of staff to Governor Kay Ivey, spoke at this week’s Tuesday Briefing that was sponsored by the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce, one of The Partners with the BCA and the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama. Pelham discussed Alabama’s low unemployment rate and record employment, and …

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Administration to Impose Tariffs on Some Imported Metals

President Donald Trump said Thursday he will protect American metals production by imposing tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. Trump said he will levy tariffs for “a long period of time” of 25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminum imports, the Associated Press reported. “You will have protection …

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Governor’s Chief of Staff Says Alabama’s Best Days are Ahead

“We are open for business. We’re doing quite well, and there’s room for even more” Governor Kay Ivey’s chief of staff, Steve Pelham, said at today’s Business Council of Alabama’s Tuesday Briefing that Alabama’s economic and education progress is a harbinger of what lies in the future. Pelham was introduced …

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BCA Chairman Perry Hand Inducted into Engineering Hall of Fame

Business Council of Alabama Chairman Perry Hand was inducted into the State of Alabama Engineering Hall of Fame on Saturday in Huntsville. “It is an honor to even be considered for induction into the Alabama Engineering Hall of Fame,” Hand said. “But to be selected for induction is just a truly …

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Week 7 of the 2018 Session

Rep. Bill Poole, R-Tuscaloosa, chairman of the House Ways and Means Education Committee, spoke at this week’s Tuesday Briefing that was sponsored by the Business Education Alliance of Alabama. The BEA assists in providing the best education opportunities and skills training available for Alabama’s public-school students. “We work on research …

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Senator Richard Shelby Talks Infrastructure, Defense, and International Challenges

Montgomery Business Community Welcomes Senator with Standing Ovation The central Alabama business community welcomed U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby at today’s Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce Eggs & Issues breakfast where he discussed President Trump’s infrastructure plan, Alabama’s important role in national defense, and global challenges facing the United States. Alabama’s …

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House Education Budget Chair Says Alabama’s Progress Depends on Four Legs of Strength

House Ways and Means Education Chairman Rep. Bill Poole today said the next four legislative sessions could include modernization of Alabama’s budget process and its tax system. Rep. Poole, R-Tuscaloosa, was introduced at today’s Business Council of Alabama Tuesday Briefing by Business Education Alliance President and Chairman Joe Morton, Ph.D. …

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Manufacturing Stars Fall on Alabama

Business Council of Alabama President and CEO William J. Canary joined National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO Jay Timmons at BCA member Altec Inc. in Birmingham on Thursday for the Alabama segment of the NAM’s State of Manufacturing Tour. Timmons, Canary, and Alabama Secretary of Commerce Greg Canfield …

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