The Business Council of Alabama recently published A Blueprint for Progress: 2011, a chronicle of the 2010 special session on ethics and the 2011 regular session of the Alabama Legislature, which documents the key positions taken by BCA on behalf of business in the state.
“In this book, you will learn the story of how Alabama was, once and for all, put firmly on the road to real reform,” said BCA President and CEO William J. Canary. “It will be available at Books-A-Million stores and is now online at booksamillion.com.”
Subtitled The BCA’s Commitment to Ethics, Job Creation and Education Reform, the book archives, in 15 chapters, each week’s activity inside the Alabama Legislature. Included are recorded votes on key pieces of legislation, photos documenting BCA’s events and advocacy of the past year, BCA’s 2011 State and Federal Legislative Agendas, several position papers and op-ed columns written for the state’s newspapers, and other valuable information.
“Lawmakers’ priorities for the 2011 legislative session were quickly apparent,” said William W. Brooke, chairman of the BCA Board of Directors and managing partner of Venture Capital for the Harbert Management Corporation. “The Legislature stressed job creation, incentives for economic development, ethics reforms and the changes needed in our public education system.”
A Blueprint for Progress: 2011 is the third volume in a continuing series of annual chronicles of BCA’s commitment to the legislative process. Previous books released in 2009 and 2010 were titled What if No One Were Watching.
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 one million working Alabamians through its member companies and its partnership with the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama. BCA is Alabama’s exclusive affiliate to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Manufacturers.