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New Report Reveals Alabama’s Path to Best Future Workforce

ReadyNation, a skilled workforce-building organization, this week released a report that highlights the connection between postsecondary education and developing the workforce that Alabama needs now and will in the future. BCA President and CEO William J. Canary has served on the ReadyNation Advisory Board. At the BCA and Alabama Technology …

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Guest Blog: Alabama Enacts Data Breach Notification Law

On March 28, 2018, Alabama joined the other forty-nine states by enacting a ground-breaking new data breach notification law – one of the most comprehensive in the nation. The Alabama Data Breach Notification Act of 2018, which will go into effect on June 1, 2018, contains three (3) basic requirements: Covered …

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Revenue Department Issues Initial Guidelines for Tax Paid Limitation for Tax Years 2013-2017

The Alabama Department of Revenue has issued an initial guidance on certain taxes previously paid to other states by Alabama residents under recently enacted HB 384 that was backed by the Business Council of Alabama. The ADOR’s website posted a notice at the request of the Alabama Society of CPAs and …

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May 1 is Deadline for Tropical Storm Cindy Effected Businesses to Apply for SBA Working Capital Loans in Alabama

Working capital loans are available for Alabama businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture, and private nonprofit organizations that were affected by Tropical Storm Cindy with tornadoes and flooding between June 21-23, 2017. “Businesses that suffered economic losses as a result of the disaster and want to apply …

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Public Comment Window on Affordable Energy, Jobs, and Economic Growth Continues Through Friday

Brent Greenfield, vice president of policy for the Consumer Energy Alliance, speaking in Montgomery, urged support for a U.S. Department of Interior draft national offshore oil and gas leasing proposal. Comments are allowed through Friday. (Contributed) A national advocate for energy consumers and Alabama’s energy industry at a Thursday news …

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Alabama Business Urged to Support Affordable Energy, Jobs, and Economic Growth

One of the Business Council of Alabama’s priorities for 2018 is to work for sound energy and environmental policies consistent with continued economic growth in Alabama. Reliable, affordable energy is vital to both Alabama’s industries and its households. Currently, the federal government is conducting a major review of federal waters …

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BCA Chairman Perry Hand Inducted into Engineering Hall of Fame

Business Council of Alabama Chairman Perry Hand was inducted into the State of Alabama Engineering Hall of Fame on Saturday in Huntsville. “It is an honor to even be considered for induction into the Alabama Engineering Hall of Fame,” Hand said. “But to be selected for induction is just a truly …

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Senator Richard Shelby Talks Infrastructure, Defense, and International Challenges

Montgomery Business Community Welcomes Senator with Standing Ovation The central Alabama business community welcomed U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby at today’s Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce Eggs & Issues breakfast where he discussed President Trump’s infrastructure plan, Alabama’s important role in national defense, and global challenges facing the United States. Alabama’s …

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Helping Families Initiative Successfully Heads Off Crime and Saves Society Money

The Helping Families Initiative (HFI) that began in Mobile 15 years ago seeks to expand in Alabama to enable more families and schools to turn young people away from crime and toward more productive lives. Former Mobile County District Attorney and state school board Vice President John Tyson Jr. is …

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Alabama Scholarship Fund Donations Subject of Wednesday Tax Webinar

The new federal tax law has changed its regulations on credits for Alabama scholarship fund donations and you can learn about the updates during morning and afternoon webinars this Wednesday. Tax attorney Bruce Ely and Certified Public Accountant Page Stalcup will conduct the live webinars for the Alabama Opportunity Scholarship Fund (AOSF) for …

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