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Dana Beyerle
Director of Communications (2012-2019)

New Report Reveals Alabama’s Path to Best Future Workforce

ReadyNation, a skilled workforce-building organization, this week released a report that highlights the connection between postsecondary education and developing the workforce that Alabama needs now and will in the future. BCA President and CEO William J. Canary has served on the ReadyNation Advisory Board. At the BCA and Alabama Technology …

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Torch Technologies Breaks Ground on New Facility

Business Council of Alabama member Torch Technologies Inc. in Huntsville on Friday announced a major construction project. The groundbreaking event at the site of the new facility included speakers Governor Kay Ivey, U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Huntsville, and Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle. The project consists of constructing a new 35,000-plus square …

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Revenue Department Issues Initial Guidelines for Tax Paid Limitation for Tax Years 2013-2017

The Alabama Department of Revenue has issued an initial guidance on certain taxes previously paid to other states by Alabama residents under recently enacted HB 384 that was backed by the Business Council of Alabama. The ADOR’s website posted a notice at the request of the Alabama Society of CPAs and …

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Transitioning Military Skills to Private Sector Success

Birmingham businessman and Army Reserve Lt. Col. Ken Phillips in conjunction with the University of Alabama Culverhouse School of Business offer job training for veterans to help them transfer military skills into the civilian workforce. Some military skills do not directly transfer into civilian jobs, but veterans have skills such …

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May 1 is Deadline for Tropical Storm Cindy Effected Businesses to Apply for SBA Working Capital Loans in Alabama

Working capital loans are available for Alabama businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture, and private nonprofit organizations that were affected by Tropical Storm Cindy with tornadoes and flooding between June 21-23, 2017. “Businesses that suffered economic losses as a result of the disaster and want to apply …

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Final Week of the 2018 Session

The Legislature completed its 2018 regular session on Thursday, departing early in order to campaign for the June 5 primaries. The session that began in January lasted 26 legislative days, four fewer than the 30 days allowed for a regular session. Legislators introduced 922 bills during the session. The Legislature …

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Week 11 of the 2018 Session

The Legislature completed its 11th week in regular session on Thursday, working three legislative days in preparation for the session’s probable finale next week. Through the 23rd legislative day, legislators have introduced 526 bills in the House and 396 in the Senate. The Legislature will reconvene on Tuesday for the …

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Dodd-Frank Rollback Goes to House

U.S. Sens. Richard Shelby, R-Tuscaloosa, and Doug Jones, D-Mountain Brook, voted Wednesday to pass bipartisan legislation that would reverse some of the regulations passed in the wake of the 2009 financial crisis. The Senate voted 67-31 to reverse portions of the law known as Dodd-Frank, the Associated Press reported. Alabama’s …

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Week 10 of the 2018 Session

Sen. Clay Scofield, R-Guntersville, chairman of the Senate Confirmations Committee, and Rep. Donnie Chesteen, R-Geneva, chairman of the House Technology & Research Committee, spoke at the final Business Council of Alabama Tuesday Briefing scheduled for the 2018 regular legislative session. They discussed compromise legislation to encourage high-speed Internet service that will …

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High-Speed Internet Service Will Enable Rural Alabama Infrastructure Development

State Sen. Clay Scofield and Rep. Donnie Chesteen are the Legislature’s leading advocates of pending legislation that will encourage development of high-speed Internet service to rural Alabama. Without effective high-speed Internet, or broadband service, rural Alabama’s infrastructure will be unable to attract jobs, they said. Sen. Scofield, R-Guntersville, and Rep. …

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