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Jobs and Skilled Workers Promoted at Chamber Breakfast

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Dec. 14) – Alabama Workforce Council Chairman Zeke Smith and Business Council of Alabama President and CEO William J. Canary spoke to today’s Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce’s Eggs & Issues meeting about the important role of the Alabama Workforce Council and the new Alabama Works! promotion. Smith, chairman …

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BCA Testifies Before Alabama Ethics Commission that Withdraws Expanded ‘Principal’ Opinion

The Alabama Ethics Commission on Wednesday withdrew its September “Friends of McCalla” Advisory Opinion (the McCalla Opinion) that had broadly expanded the scope of the term “principal” under the Alabama Ethics Law. The McCalla Opinion issued in September interpreted the state Ethics Law’s definition of a principal – an individual …

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Federal Judge’s Preliminary Injunction Blocks Disastrous Overtime Rule

Business Council of Alabama President and CEO William J. Canary released a statement today concerning a U.S. District Court granting a preliminary injunction that blocks the U.S. Labor Department’s new overtime regulation nationwide. “The Texas federal court rightly agreed with business arguments that the new overtime regulation installed by the …

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Alabama Works! Partners Business, Education, and Workforce Training

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Nov. 15, 2016) – Business, education, and workforce training leaders today unveiled AlabamaWorks!, an initiative to join workforce development efforts under one umbrella and seamlessly link employers and job seekers. Today’s announcement is a major milestone in the unification of Alabama’s workforce system and joins key components of …

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Alabamians Approve Right-to-Work and Other BCA/CCAA-Backed Amendments

Montgomery, Ala. – Alabama voters approved all statewide amendments on Tuesday’s ballots including right-to-work Amendment 8 and three others that are important to the business community. Voters approved business-backed Amendments 2, 8, 11, and 14. Unofficial results show that voters also approved all other statewide amendments except one, Amendment 12 …

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“Pathways To Policy” Summit Presented Dynamic Speakers on Challenges Facing Alabama

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Business Council of Alabama’s Pathways to Policy Summit on Alabama’s Future held Oct. 27-28 at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham – The Wynfrey Hotel included dynamic speakers and presentations and BCA committee meetings to draft the 2017 legislative agenda for business. Speakers Oct. 27 included Alabama’s top …

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Two-Year College System Announces New Workforce Development Program Senior Executive Director

Acting Alabama Community College System Chancellor Jimmy Baker on Wednesday introduced Jeff Lynn as the system’s Senior Executive Director of Workforce and Economic Development. Lynn began working in Alabama on Oct. 3 with businesses, industries, economic development organizations, and communities to ensure that students, adults, and current employees receive the …

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Task Force to Look at Alabama’s $30 Billion in State and Federal Income and Spending

Business Council of Alabama member Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP reported on this week’s Task Force on Budget Reform meeting in the State House. Bradley co-authors Joshua O. Blades and Dave Stewart said the meeting was well-attended. The agenda included introductory remarks and a presentation from the Legislative Fiscal Office, …

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Business Has a Stake in Four Constitutional Amendments on November Ballots

Four of the 14 constitutional amendments on Nov. 8 statewide ballots are of vital importance to Alabama’s business community including the Right to Work amendment. The Business Council of Alabama recommends voters approve Amendments 2, 8, 11, and 14 due to their importance. Amendment 2 The Alabama Rules Governing Allocation …

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Manufacturer of the Year Awards Application Process Begins

The 2017 Manufacturer of the Year Awards luncheon at the Alabama Activity Center in downtown Montgomery is just around the corner and the deadline for nominations is Dec. 15, 2016. The application deadline is Feb. 23, 2017. The luncheon will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 20, …

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