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Nancy Hewston
Senior Vice President of Communications, Strategic Information and Federal Affairs 334-240-8725 | Fax: 334-241-5984 Email Nancy Wall Hewston

BCA 2017 was a Tremendous Success! Watch highlights Here

  The Business Council of Alabama’s 30th annual summer conference was a tremendous success with record turnout and programming that featured prominent state and federal leaders, nationally recognized speakers, and highlighted excellence in business and education. For the last 30 years, this conference has been a gathering place for Alabama’s job …

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Rebutting the Pro-Union Narrative against Alabama Manufacturing Industry

Business owners, employees, and public officials from across the state will gather in Montgomery this week as the Business Council of Alabama presents its annual “Manufacturer of the Year” awards during a gala luncheon event. The awards seek to honor manufacturers – from the largest industrial employers to the smallest …

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Obamacare-Style Health Law Introduced in Alabama House

“People’s [health] premiums are getting higher. Their deductibles are soaring. And their choices are dwindling.” These were the words of U.S. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan at a recent press conference referencing the effects of Obamacare, and his plan to repeal and replace it.  However, he could have been referring to …

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Data System is a Tool for Education Improvement

“Without data, you’re just another person with an opinion.” – W. Edwards Deming The Alabama Legislature is considering legislation, HB 97 by Rep. Terri Collins, R-Decatur, and SB 153 by Sen. Bobby Singleton, D-Greensboro, to establish a smart and secure statewide system to measure student achievement over time. Incredibly, in …

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Alabama’s Greatest Asset in Economic Development? Its Citizens

In 1993, Alabama became the talk of the international business community when Mercedes Benz announced plans to construct a $300 million assembly plant near Tuscaloosa in order to manufacture its M-Class sports utility vehicles. In the 25 years since that historic decision, Alabama has routinely led the nation in most …

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BCA Testifies Before Alabama Ethics Commission that Withdraws Expanded ‘Principal’ Opinion

The Alabama Ethics Commission on Wednesday withdrew its September “Friends of McCalla” Advisory Opinion (the McCalla Opinion) that had broadly expanded the scope of the term “principal” under the Alabama Ethics Law. The McCalla Opinion issued in September interpreted the state Ethics Law’s definition of a principal – an individual …

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BCA to Award 2017 South Alabama Corporate Football Sponsorship

The Business Council of Alabama is offering one small business the opportunity to be awarded a University of South Alabama Football Corporate Sponsorship for the 2017 season. To apply, Alabama small business owners should visit bcatoday.org/GoJags and share in 150 words or less why a 2017 South Alabama football sponsorship would be …

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New Report Indicates Alabama Can Lead the Nation

The Business Education Alliance of Alabama on Saturday revealed its third comprehensive white-paper research report at the Business Council of Alabama’s 2016 Governmental Affairs Conference. Conducted by the Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama, the report, entitled “Exceeding Expectations: Keys to Alabama Students Success,” takes an in-depth look at the factors necessary to see …

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Get your information…loud and clear

When you were young, do you remember sitting in a circle and one person whispers a sentence in the next person’s ear and it’s passed along to the next person and so on? What usually happened at the end? The original sentence was totally misconstrued and all jumbled up…nothing like …

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AAI Releases New Informative Video Following a Favorable Report to Both HB 394 and SB 180

The House Transportation, Utilities and Infrastructure Committee earlier today gave a favorable report to both HB 394 by Rep. Mac McCutcheon, R-Huntsville, and SB 180 by Sen. Gerald Dial, R-Lineville. HB 394 would generate additional revenue for Alabama roads and bridges, and it follows SB 180 that ensures revenue generated by McCutcheon’s bill will …

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