FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 26, 2020
Contact: Jean Elizabeth Miles | Phone: (334) 240-8729
Montgomery, AL — On Thursday, June 25, the Business Council of Alabama (BCA) announced it is partnering with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on a national initiative to address inequality of opportunity.
BCA joined the U.S. Chamber’s national townhall event on June 25 where business and community leaders discussed concrete actions that can be taken by government and the private sector to address inequality through education, employment, entrepreneurship, and criminal justice reform. As a partner on this important initiative, BCA will host local and industry dialogues to further the discussion.
“The moral case for greater diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace is indisputable, and there’s overwhelming evidence that greater diversity benefits the American economy, businesses, communities and employees,” said U.S. Chamber President Suzanne Clark. “We are proud to partner with BCA on this initiative and help develop a robust plan of action.”
The work of this national initiative will build on the work already undertaken by BCA to create an inclusive environment that celebrates diversity, providing equal opportunity to all.
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.