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New Report Shows Status Quo on Infrastructure Hampers Competitiveness

U.S. Manufacturers Won’t Reach Economic Potential Without Public–Private Partnership and Commitment to Infrastructure Investment Washington, D.C. – A new study commissioned by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and conducted by Inforum at the University of Maryland offers a view of the economic benefits the U.S. economy would reap with …

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2014 Business Council of Alabama Endorsements

MONTGOMERY – ProgressPAC, the political arm of the Business Council of Alabama, has released an updated list of endorsements for the 2014 campaign cycle following a board of directors meeting.  The first round of endorsements were released during a March 19 board of directors meeting in Montgomery.   Under consideration …

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BCA responds to U.S. Chamber’s Leaders and Laggards report

MONTGOMERY – The Business Council of Alabama released the following statement regarding the the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Leaders & Laggards report. The report, an updated version of the 2007 inaugural report, is called A State-by-State Report Card on K-12 Educational Effectiveness: “The Leaders & Laggards report acknowledges what …

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BCA Disappointed in Supreme Court’s Weeks Decision

MONTGOMERY – The Business Council of Alabama released the following statement regarding the Alabama Supreme Court’s ruling in Weeks v. Wyeth, et al. that a company can be held liable for injuries allegedly caused by a product it neither manufactured nor distributed: “We were disappointed by the Alabama Supreme Court’s …

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Obstacles into Opportunities

The Business Education Alliance commissioned a report to assess the goals and strategies of Alabama’s education improvement plan, Plan 2020. The report, Obstacles into Opportunities, prepared by the Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama, with economic modeling by Keivan Deravi, Ph.D., professor of economics at Auburn University at Montgomery, was …

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Alabama attorney joins BCA Intergovernmental Advocacy Team

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Trevor Watson Parrish has been named a legislative policy coordinator for the Business Council of Alabama, BCA President and CEO William Canary announced today. Parrish began his duties on Aug. 1. He will report to Victor Vernon, BCA Vice President for Public Policy. “Trevor has strong legal …

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Business Council of Alabama Publishes Capstone of Progress 2014

MONTGOMERY – The Business Council of Alabama has released its 2014 book, Capstone of Progress 2014, a chronicle of the business advocacy group’s activities for the year. Prepared by the BCA’s staff and published by the BCA Press, the 331-page book includes major BCA initiatives, awards ceremonies, legislative successes, positions, …

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BCA Testifies at EPA Hearing on Carbon Emissions

MONTGOMERY – Business Council of Alabama Environmental Committee member Trey Glenn, who formerly served as director of the Alabama Department of Environmental Management, commented at today’s U.S. Environmental Protection Agency hearing on proposed regulations concerning carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants. Glenn commented at the EPA’s Atlanta session. Other …

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New EPA Rule Will Threaten Manufacturers’ Competitive Advantage

Clear Indication Administration Fundamentally Against “All-of-the-Above” Energy Strategy  Washington, D.C. – The Business Council of Alabama (BCA) President and CEO William J. Canary and National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO Jay Timmons issued the following statements in response to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed standard for existing …

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BCA, ATN Announce Alabama’s Top Manufacturers for 2014

MONTGOMERY – The Business Council of Alabama and the Alabama Technology Network today announced the winners of the 2014 Manufacturer of the Year Awards during a luncheon ceremony at the Alabama Activity Center. Begun in 2000, the BCA and ATN awards ceremony has attracted Alabama dignitaries and manufacturing leaders to …

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