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Alabama continues to hold top five ranking for doing business

For the fourth consecutive year, Alabama has been ranked among the top five states nationwide for doing business. Area Development magazine on Friday published “2013 Top States for Doing Business” and said Alabama ranks fourth overall nationally and is a top-five state in 15 specific economic development categories, Governor Robert …

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House Speaker Hubbard speaks at the BCA and CCAA series finale

PRATTVILLE – The Business Council of Alabama and the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama on Wednesday concluded its series of statewide meetings that highlighted their economic development and job creating partnership. The Partnership Summit at the Marriott Prattville Conference Center at Capitol Hill was the fourth this year. The …

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Kaiser Foundation releases video on health insurance changes

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation has released a video explaining the changes to health insurance under the Affordable Care Act: The YouToons Get Ready for Obamacare: Health Insurance Changes Coming Your Way Under the Affordable Care Act   This short video explains the basic changes in the way Americans …

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Trip Pittman keynotes Spanish Fort Partnership Summit

SPANISH FORT – Business Council of Alabama and Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama partners met Tuesday in Spanish Fort for the third of four planned Partnership Summit meetings to discuss education, job creation, and economic development. The Partnership Summit included business, chamber, civic, and elected leaders whose goals include …

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Children’s of Alabama Expansion in Birmingham Gets Energy and Environmental Design Award

The U.S. Green Building Council has recognized Children’s of Alabama’s Benjamin Russell Hospital for Children in Birmingham for its energy conservation expansion that opened a year ago this month. The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design award is for the hospital’s design and its use of sustainable, energy-efficient, and environmentally …

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Alabama Accountability Act’s parental choice is an extension of the civil rights movement (Opinion article from the Rev. H.K. Matthews)

“The public schools deserve our greatest respect, and not just for their heroic efforts to educate our children. It was, for many years, one of the few ladders of economic opportunity for African Americans. “But public education is not a system of buildings or employees—it’s a goal, an ideal. Despite …

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New Campaign Finance Law and Resources to Help Follow Them

Timely explanations of the new Fair Campaign Practices Act that took effect Aug. 1 are available in video and hard copy presentations. The FCPA update includes revisions since 2010, a discussion of the Voting Rights Act case that originated in Shelby County, and a new FCPA calendar of deadlines. The …

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Sponsors supported a successful “BCA 2013” Governmental Affairs Conference

Another Business Council of Alabama’s Governmental Affairs Conference that concluded Sunday at Point Clear was successful thanks to the 34 sponsors of the annual summer event. The conference at the Marriott Grand Hotel on the Eastern Shore of Mobile Bay began with a welcome reception Aug. 16 and concluded Aug. …

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“The Pillars of Progress” has been released

The Business Council of Alabama today unveiled its fifth book in a series of annual accounts, Pillars of Progress. The electronic version can be downloaded here. It archives in 14 chapters how the BCA is working to make economic development and education the pillars of Alabama’s free market success. In …

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Accountability Act scholarship rules are posted, tax credits are allowed up to $25 million a year

The Alabama Department of Revenue in Montgomery on Thursday will hold public hearings on nine new proposed tax rules related to the Alabama Accountability Act of 2013, including tax deductions for student scholarships. The ACA allows scholarship donations to approved organizations and state income tax credits for certain amounts. The …

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