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Business Council of Alabama Sets Course for 2015

Education reform and job creation remain the two pillars of BCA’s 2015 legislative priorities BIRMINGHAM – The Business Council of Alabama board of directors today approved the 2015 BCA Legislative Agenda and in so doing presented a clear message: Support policies that will boost private sector job growth and create …

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BCA Announces Staff Promotions

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Mark Colson has been named senior vice president of governmental affairs and chief of staff for the Business Council of Alabama, and Nathan Lindsay has been named vice president for political affairs, regional operations and executive director of ProgressPAC, BCA President and CEO William Canary announced today. …

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BCA Celebrates the Life of Ted Henry, Former Board Member and Business Leader

MONTGOMERY–The Business Council of Alabama family is celebrating the life of former BCA board member Ted Henry, who died October 21, 2014.  In a career that spanned more than 50 years, he served as chairman and CEO of Henry Brick Company, and he was a longtime member of the BCA, …

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BCA issues statement on the passing of Paul Hubbert

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – The President and CEO of the Business Council of Alabama today issued a statement following the news of the death of Paul Hubbert, the former long-time executive secretary of the Alabama Education Association: “When I think about Dr. Hubbert, respect is the one word that comes to mind,” said …

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Business Council Of Alabama Endorses Gary Palmer

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – The board of directors of the Business Council of Alabama today endorsed Gary Palmer in the race for the U.S. House of Representatives in the Sixth Congressional District. “The Business Council of Alabama is proud to endorse Gary Palmer in his bid to serve of the people of …

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New Report Shows Status Quo on Infrastructure Hampers Competitiveness

U.S. Manufacturers Won’t Reach Economic Potential Without Public–Private Partnership and Commitment to Infrastructure Investment Washington, D.C. – A new study commissioned by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and conducted by Inforum at the University of Maryland offers a view of the economic benefits the U.S. economy would reap with …

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2014 Business Council of Alabama Endorsements

MONTGOMERY – ProgressPAC, the political arm of the Business Council of Alabama, has released an updated list of endorsements for the 2014 campaign cycle following a board of directors meeting.  The first round of endorsements were released during a March 19 board of directors meeting in Montgomery.   Under consideration …

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BCA responds to U.S. Chamber’s Leaders and Laggards report

MONTGOMERY – The Business Council of Alabama released the following statement regarding the the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Leaders & Laggards report. The report, an updated version of the 2007 inaugural report, is called A State-by-State Report Card on K-12 Educational Effectiveness: “The Leaders & Laggards report acknowledges what …

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BCA Disappointed in Supreme Court’s Weeks Decision

MONTGOMERY – The Business Council of Alabama released the following statement regarding the Alabama Supreme Court’s ruling in Weeks v. Wyeth, et al. that a company can be held liable for injuries allegedly caused by a product it neither manufactured nor distributed: “We were disappointed by the Alabama Supreme Court’s …

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Alabama attorney joins BCA Intergovernmental Advocacy Team

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Trevor Watson Parrish has been named a legislative policy coordinator for the Business Council of Alabama, BCA President and CEO William Canary announced today. Parrish began his duties on Aug. 1. He will report to Victor Vernon, BCA Vice President for Public Policy. “Trevor has strong legal …

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