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Our Roads, Our Future, Our Responsibility

The Business Council of Alabama and the Alliance for Alabama’s Infrastructure along with more than 400 groups across the United States conclude National Infrastructure Week on Monday with a message of the importance of responsible investment in Alabama’s aging infrastructure. While driving any distance this Memorial Day weekend, notice the …

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Traffic Congestion and Safety are also Serious Issues for Alabama’s Road and Bridge System

When considering our road and bridge problems across the state, most people will quickly name the road they drive on each day that needs to be repaved or the large pothole on their local street that just seems to keep overcoming the patchwork solution tried by local the local city …

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Infrastructure is More than Just Pavement – It’s Waterways and Ports, Too

When the topic of infrastructure is discussed, many people think of roads, bridges, and perhaps even rail, but a critical component of any reliable infrastructure system involves ports and waterways. The Port of Mobile is Alabama’s only deep-water port. It moves approximately 54 million tons of cargo each year, ranking …

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Facebook Page Features Bad Road Conditions Across Alabama

The Business Council of Alabama, Alliance for Alabama’s Infrastructure, and a broad coalition of other business groups and organizations have been working to identify statewide road and bridge needs and provide adequate and stable funding to address them. Over the past year, we have seen the conversation of investing in …

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National Infrastructure Week Elevates Infrastructure as a Critical Issue

The 6th annual National Infrastructure Week that begins today and lasts through May 21 includes the Business Council of Alabama and the Alliance for Alabama’s Infrastructure, hundreds of organizations, and thousands of leaders serving to educate and advocate the importance of infrastructure to our economy, future, security, and society. The …

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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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