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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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Rx for Job Creation

“One way to define wisdom is the ability to see, into the future, the consequences of your choices in the present. That ability can give you a completely different perspective on what the future might look like.” These prophetic words by Alabama author Andy Andrews seem very appropriate for the …

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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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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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School Choice Video Contest Announced

Today is the day that official submissions for the Choices in Education video contest can begin being submitted nationwide. Results of the video contest sponsored by the Foundation for Excellence in Education will be used to promote how education freedom and opportunities have made a difference in the lives of children and …

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U.S. Chamber Lawsuit Climate Survey – 2017

Alabama has moved up in the annual state lawsuit rankings to No. 43, according to the national lawsuit climate rankings published by the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform. Alabama’s ranking in the 2017 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States is up three places from 2015. Alabama’s ranking of 43rd this year …

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Department of Revenue Issues Favorable Ruling for Tax Credit Scholarship Donors

The Alabama Department of Revenue has cleared up confusion over the tax treatment of donations to scholarship funds for underprivileged children attending failing public schools by ruling this month how those donations interact with estimated-tax penalty rules, according to Business Council of Alabama member Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLC. Many …

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BCA Praises Governor Ivey’s Emphasis on Legislative Cooperation to Ensure Alabama’s Infrastructure Readiness

Governor Kay Ivey attended Thursday’s White House infrastructure meeting hosted by President Trump and promised to work with the Alabama Legislature to ensure Alabama is ready to take advantage of the president’s $1 trillion infrastructure plan. “I look forward to working with the Alabama House and Senate to ensure we …

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Governor Ivey Joins BCA and Alliance for Alabama’s Infrastructure in Celebrating Infrastructure Week

Earlier this week, Governor Kay Ivey signed a proclamation announcing this week as Infrastructure Week in Alabama. This act continues Governor Ivey’s resounding support of investing in Alabama’s infrastructure, specifically our state’s roads and bridges. Just last week, she announced the expansion of Interstate 65 in north Shelby County which …

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