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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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Now’s Your Chance to Support Scholarship Funding for Deserving Alabama Children

We are Alabama. We celebrate the success of our industry, businesses and of course our football. However, there are thousands of disadvantaged kids that, despite having big dreams and capabilities, will be excluded from these opportunities. How many more children do we lose from under-education, dropping out, and even bullying? …

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Alabama Can Lead in Economic Development with Cyber Connection

The former U.S. Air Force commander and president of the U.S. Air Force’s Air University today told Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce members that the joint civilian-military Cyber Connection-Internet Exchange in Montgomery will have a significant economic impact on Alabama. Lt. Gen. Steven Kwast, commander of the Air Education and …

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Tax Reform is Nearing Completion; We want your thoughts

The U.S. House and Senate have passed their versions of tax reform legislation, an historic endeavor that might not come around for another generation. Early Saturday, the Senate voting 51-49 passed its version of the legislation, which had previously passed the House. Alabama’s two U.S. senators, Richard Shelby and Luther …

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2018 Manufacturer of the Year Awards Nomination Process Begins

The nomination deadline for the 2018 Manufacturer of the Year Awards luncheon at the Alabama Activity Center in downtown Montgomery on April 18 is fast approaching. The deadline to nominate a worthy manufacturer is Jan. 10, 2018, and self-nominations are encouraged. The deadline to submit an application to become a …

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These Montgomery Area Businesses and Professionals are Role Models for Ethics and Public Service

The Business Council of Alabama on Monday, Oct. 16, co-sponsored the eighth annual River Region Ethics in Business and Public Service awards ceremony in Montgomery. The BCA was a supporting sponsor of the ceremony by the Samaritan Counseling Center Inc., which provides mental health services, educational programming, and consulting services …

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How Alabama will Advance and Utilize Its Disabled Workforce

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month and Governor Kay Ivey has scheduled the Governor’s Inaugural Disability Job Fair on Oct. 30 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Bill Harris Arena in Birmingham. “The inaugural Governor’s Disability Job Fair is just the start of what I hope will …

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