The Business Council of Alabama (BCA) was thrilled to kick off the 2021 Legislative Session by hosting Governor Kay Ivey at BCA’s Governmental Affairs Committee briefing on Tuesday, February 2 held via Zoom. During her address, she spoke of three priority pieces of legislation she hopes to see during the first two weeks of session: the reauthorization of economic development incentives, the establishment of liability protections, and parameters surrounding the taxation of PPP funds within the state.
“The Business Council of Alabama has always been one of our strongest partners over the years, and BCA has been at the forefront championing some of our state’s most urgent causes,” stated Governor Ivey. “One of the projects that comes to mind is the Rebuild Alabama Act a few years ago that’s already rapidly transforming our state’s infrastructure and enhancing Alabama’s appeal to some of the world’s largest companies…Efforts like this have shown me that I can always rely on your organization to deliver when our state needs you the most, and I hope you can all say the same for me.”
Governor Ivey thanked BCA for our support of her administration and encouraged everyone to continue the bipartisan efforts, working on behalf of all Alabamians. She also discussed the impressive statistics surrounding the Revive Alabama and Revive Plus programs, both of which BCA played a part in securing, getting over $276 million into the hands of more than 18,000 small businesses.
BCA was also excited to have Horace Horn, vice president of PowerSouth Energy, on the call to introduce Governor Ivey.
Lt. Gov. Will Ainsworth will join us on Tuesday, February 9 for our next Governmental Affairs Committee Briefing. Be sure to register for next week’s meeting so you don’t miss this opportunity to hear from Governor Ainsworth.
The Business Council of Alabama is Alabama’s foremost voice for business. The BCA is a non-partisan, statewide business association representing the interests and concerns of nearly 1 million working Alabamians through its member companies and its partnership with the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama. The BCA is Alabama’s exclusive affiliate to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Manufacturers.