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Congressman Rogers Promises Federal Infrastructure this Fall

Alabama Third District U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers brought information from Washington, D.C. to his district in Montgomery today at the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce’s Eggs & Issues breakfast at the Alabama Activity Center. Rep. Rogers, R-Saks, mentioned President Trump’s proposed infrastructure plan that will require states to match federal …

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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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Senate Committee Listens to Business and Rejects Arbitrary Tax Increase

The Senate Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Development Committee on Wednesday correctly defeated arbitrary tax increase legislation that the Business Council of Alabama and the state’s business community has opposed for years. The committee voted 12-2 not to advance the Mandatory Unitary Combined Reporting bill, SB 67 by Sen. Linda Coleman-Madison, …

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Taxpayer Hotline Established for Complaints Against Private Auditing and Collection Companies

Alabama law allows local government entities—counties and cit-ies—to contract out certain government tax-auditing and collection func-tions to private, for-profit companies. Many counties and cities have cho-sen to do so, with results for some Taxpayers being very problematical. Last year, in Act 2016-406, the Alabama Legislature required the es-tablishment of a …

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2016 was a Good Year for Alabama’s Workforce and 2017 can be even Better

By Fitzgerald Washington, Secretary, Alabama Department of Labor We’re at the beginning of another year, and ready to see continued improvement in our economy.  At the Alabama Department of Labor, we are busy wrapping up the facts and figures for 2016.  There were many improvements last year, and I’d like to let …

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Senate President Pro Tem Outlines Upcoming Senate Issues Including Alabama’s Infrastructure Needs

Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh today addressed the Business Council of Alabama’s Governmental Affairs Committee and outlined issues the Senate will deal with this session such as Alabama’s infrastructure needs. The BCA schedules a meeting each Tuesday morning during regular legislative sessions and features legislators and policy makers for …

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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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Business-Backed Representative Anthony Daniels Elected House Minority Leader

House Democrats on Wednesday elected State Rep. Anthony Daniels, D-Huntsville, House Minority Leader, making him Alabama’s first African American minority leader and, at age 34, the youngest party leader in modern Alabama State House history. “We congratulate Representative Daniels for his election to this important post in the Alabama House …

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69-Year-Old Law Firm is Recognized as a Small Business of the Year

Henry H. Hutchinson, third from right, Managing Director of Capell & Howard LLC, receives the Small Business of the Year Award at the BCA-CCAA annual meeting in Birmingham. From left are William J. Canary, president and CEO, Business Council of Alabama; 2016 BCA Chairman Tommy Lee, president and CEO Vulcan …

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