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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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Alabama Sets Record Employment, Low Unemployment

We have come to the end of yet another year, and the beginning of a new one. Every year at this time, I like to take a look back at what has been accomplished regarding our economy and the status of our state’s job market. I’m proud to say that …

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School Choice Week in Alabama Draws 1,500 to Capitol

Alabama observed National School Choice Week in Montgomery today with a rally at the Capitol and speeches about the importance of quality schools, including an endorsement of education choices by Business Council of Alabama first Vice Chairman Mike Kemp. “As a business owner in Alabama, it’s imperative that we have …

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One of Alabama’s greatest assets is Richard Shelby

One of Alabama’s greatest assets is its senior United States Senator Richard Shelby.  He is now Chairman of the Senate Rules Committee and has served in recent years as Chairman of the Senate Banking Committee and the Senate Intelligence Committee. More importantly, Senator Shelby is one of the more senior …

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Shelby is A Friend to State Business

The truth is the Alabama of today is one that our grandparents wouldn’t recognize. For more than two decades, Alabama has been landing one significant economic development project after another, transforming the state into an epicenter for the aerospace, automotive, and defense industries. Companies looking where to locate are attracted …

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The Business Council of Alabama Praises Efforts that Landed Fighter Wing

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – (Dec. 21, 2017) The Business Council of Alabama today praised efforts by national, state, and local officials who worked to land the F-35 Joint Fighter Mission at the Alabama Air National Guard 187th Fighter Wing at Montgomery’s Dannelly Field. Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson chose Montgomery for …

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