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Capital Briefing for Week 9 of the 2017 Session

A Tale of Two Bills, But There Might Be a Silver Lining Last week, the House missed a significant opportunity to move Alabama forward by failing to muster a vote on a bill to invest in Alabama’s infrastructure, which would cost users about $3.50 a month to improve our roads …

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BCA, ATN Announce Manufacturers of the Year for 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 20, 2017 MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Business Council of Alabama and the Alabama Technology Network today announced the winners of the 2017 Manufacturer of the Year Awards during a luncheon ceremony at the Alabama Activity Center. In addition, BCA partner Alabama Automotive Manufacturers Association unveiled the …

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Capital Briefing for Week 8 of the 2017 Session

While politics has dominated Alabama the last several weeks, the Legislature’s business continued with the House and Senate advancing important business community initiatives. But the all-important infrastructure investment modernization bill will have to wait to fight another day after several factors, including internal House politics, stopped the bill in its …

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BCA Comments on Infrastructure Legislation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 13, 2017 MONTGOMERY, Ala. (April 13, 2017) – Business Council of Alabama President and CEO William J. Canary today issued the following statement following House Bill 487 being carried over: “It’s been a quarter-century since Alabama last increased its infrastructure investment and we understand that change …

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BCA Cheers Trump Announcement to Revive Export-Import Bank

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 13, 2017 MONTGOMERY, Ala. –Business Council of Alabama President and CEO William Canary today issued a statement praising the announcement by the Trump Administration that the president would fill two vacancies on the agency’s five-member board. The two vacancies have prevented the bank from having a …

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BCA Applauds House Committee for Advancing Infrastructure Bill to House Floor

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 11, 2017 MONTGOMERY, Ala. (April 11, 2017) – The Business Council of Alabama today praised members of the House Transportation, Utilities & Infrastructure Committee for favorably reporting HB 487, by Rep. Bill Poole, R-Tuscaloosa. HB 487 is legislation that will provide much-needed additional funding to enhance …

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Business Council of Alabama Releases Statement on Kay Ivey Becoming Alabama’s 54th Governor

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 10, 2017 MONTGOMERY, Ala. (April 10, 2017) – Business Council of Alabama President and CEO William J. Canary today released the following statement following Kay Ivey taking the oath of office as Alabama’s 54th governor: “The Business Council of Alabama wishes Governor Kay Ivey success as …

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Mobile Cryotherapy Receives USA ‘Small Business Game Changer’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 8, 2017 MOBILE, Ala. – (April 8, 2017) – Mobile Cryotherapy located on Airport Boulevard in Mobile, Ala., was named the recipient of the Business Council of Alabama’s “University of South Alabama’s Small Business Game Changer” award. Mobile Cryotherapy was awarded a complimentary full slate of …

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NAM Group Meets with President

NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons and a group of manufacturing executives met in the White House last week with President Trump and unveiled the NAM’s latest Manufacturers’ Outlook Survey. The survey showed that 93.3 percent of manufacturers have a positive outlook about their companies, the NAM said. Business Insider …

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Capital Briefing for Week 7 of the 2017 Session

After two weeks off for spring break, the Alabama Legislature this week reached the midpoint of the 2017 legislative session with the Business Council of Alabama continuing its involvement in the business community’s legislative agenda including encouraging the successful defeat of the Mandatory Unitary Combined Reporting bill that would have …

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