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Lawmakers Endorse Port of Mobile Project

Alabama’s Democrat and Republican House and Senate members have endorsed the modernization of the proposed Mobile harbor federal navigation channel, making it one of the largest development projects in Alabama. U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Tuscaloosa, led the state’s combined legislative delegation’s letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in support …

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President Says U.S. and Canada are in “Intense” Trade Talks

Several publications are reporting their takes on President Trump saying that United States and Canadian officials are actively negotiating over a trade deal that will affect Alabama due to its significant trading partnership with Canada. The Wall Street Journal quoted President Trump on talks with Canada. “If it doesn’t work …

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Business Council of Alabama Releases 2018 Book, The Future Is Now

The Business Council of Alabama has released its 2018 book of state and federal activities, The Future Is Now, A Time for Progress and Change, which chronicles events of Alabama’s premier business advocacy organization since the release of Time and Again: The Courage to Remain Consistent, Unfinished Business, last year. …

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Business Council of Alabama Votes to Create New Governance Structure; Departed Companies Return

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 15, 2018 MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Business Council of Alabama has approved a plan that strengthens the organization’s governance structure to include a range of business leaders. The BCA board of directors approved the plan today and named a new executive committee to help lead the …

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BCA’s Canary Announces Departure, Accepts Position at U.S. Chamber

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JULY 6, 2018 MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Business Council of Alabama President and CEO William J. Canary announced today that he is leaving the BCA and has accepted a position as senior fellow at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. “I am announcing today that I am …

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BCA Plans for it’s Future

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JUNE 25, 2018 MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Business Council of Alabama Board of Directors met via conference call today to be apprised of the ongoing work of its Executive Committee the last several months to implement its plan for the transition and succession of executive leadership at …

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Manufacturers Gain on Better Joint-Employer Standard at the NLRB

In a win for manufacturers, National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Chairman John Ring said the NLRB will conduct notice-and-comment rulemaking to set a more workable joint-employer standard under the National Labor Relations Act, the National Association of Manufacturers reported. Ring wrote senators who had challenged his perceived opinion that “at the …

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BCA Participates in U.S.-Canada Trade Conference

Business Council of Alabama President and CEO William J. Canary participated in the Alabama-Southeastern U.S.-Canadian Provinces trade summit this week in Mobile that featured Canadian Consul General Nadia Theodore of Atlanta and Alabama’s secretary of commerce. “Trade between Alabama and Canada amounts to billions of dollars for the country and …

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BCA Statement on the Death of J.B. Brand, Jr.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 29, 2018 Business Council of Alabama President and CEO William J. Canary issued a statement following the news of the death of J.B. Brand, Jr., a co-founder of the BCA: “We at the Business Council of Alabama are deeply saddened at the death of J.B. Brand, …

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President Trump Signs Dodd-Frank Rollback

President Trump on Thursday signed a bipartisan bill that was voted favorably on by Alabama’s members of Congress to loosen key portions of the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010. It was the first major change to President Obama’s landmark banking law. Two days after the House of Representatives including all of …

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