FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 13, 2017
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (April 13, 2017) – Business Council of Alabama President and CEO William J. Canary today issued the following statement following House Bill 487 being carried over:
“It’s been a quarter-century since Alabama last increased its infrastructure investment and we understand that change is difficult,” Business Council of Alabama President and CEO William Canary said. “The status quo is unacceptable but progress cannot stop. Infrastructure is both a safety issue and an economic development issue for all Alabamians. We remain committed to finding ways to improve our infrastructure that is a key ingredient to healthy and productive economic development. We appreciate all the hard work by and thank grass-roots members of the Alliance for Alabama’s Infrastructure, and, of course, Rep. Bill Poole for sponsoring the legislation. We appreciate and thank Gov. Kay Ivey for recognizing the need for infrastructure improvement.”
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.
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