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Statement from the BCA Chairman on “Planning our Future”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 21, 2018 MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Executive Committee and Officers of the Business Council of Alabama met today in a face-to-face discussion entitled “Planning our Future.”  Now is the time for our organization to create its own plan of action for our future governance and leadership.  …

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BCA and 400 Groups Urge Action During Sixth Annual Infrastructure Week

The Business Council of Alabama joined its national partners and some 400 organizations this week to urge Congress to invest in our infrastructure. “Not only is infrastructure the No. 1 issue facing Alabama but it’s the major issue nationally as we seek to keep our avenues of commerce open, up-to-date, …

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Landmark Bill Would Reveal Secretive Lawsuit Funding

Remember in the Wizard of Oz when Toto pulled back the curtain to expose the manipulating Wizard who then said, “Pay no attention?” Well, U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Sens. John Cornyn, R-Texas, and Thom Tillis, R-N.C., introduced legislation on Thursday to pull back the curtain …

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ProgressPAC Endorses Judge Christy Edwards in June 5 Primary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 10, 2018 MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The ProgressPAC board of directors has endorsed Alabama Tax Court Judge Christy Olinger Edwards in the June 5 Alabama Court of Civil Appeals Place 1 Republican primary, ProgressPAC Chairman Mike Kemp announced today. Edwards seeks the seat on the Alabama Court …

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U.S. Chamber Conveys Spirit of Enterprise Awards to Senator Shelby, U.S. Reps. Palmer, Roby

Rep. Martha Roby, R-Montgomery, receives U.S. Chamber of Commerce Spirit of Enterprise Award from U.S. Chamber Southeast Region Manager Brince Manning, third from right, during the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce Eggs & Issues breakfast on Wednesday. From left are: Montgomery County Commission Chairman Elton Dean; Business Council of Alabama …

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Manufacturing Jobs are Returning for High School Grads

Labor Department data show the lowest college-going rate since 2013, and a big drop for men, as job market strengthens, especially in manufacturing, the Wall Street Journal reported. Men who otherwise would likely attend community colleges are finding job opportunities in areas like manufacturing, said Alicia Sasser Modestino, an associate …

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Nasa Gets New Administrator

Huntsville’s Marshall Space Flight Center on Thursday got a new boss when the Senate voted 50-49 along party lines to confirm U.S. Rep. Jim Bridenstine of Oklahoma as National Aeronautics and Space Administration administrator. All Senate Republicans voted to confirm Bridenstine and all the Democrats and both independents voted against …

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ProgressPAC Endorses Marcus Paramore in House District 89 Primary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 18,  2018 MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The board of directors of ProgressPAC has endorsed Troy City Council President Marcus Paramore in the House of Representatives District 89 June 5 Republican primary, ProgressPAC Chairman Mike Kemp announced. ProgressPAC is the political arm of the Business Council of Alabama. …

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BCA, ATN Announce Manufacturers of the Year for 2018

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Business Council of Alabama and the Alabama Technology Network today announced the 2018 Manufacturer of The Year winners during an awards luncheon ceremony at the Alabama Activity Center. The Manufacturers of the Year in the large, medium, and small manufacturer categories, respectively, are ADTRAN Inc. in …

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BCA Statement on the Death of Former First Lady Barbara Bush

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Statement from Business Council of Alabama President and CEO William Canary, who worked in the White House under President George H.W. Bush, on the death of Former First Lady Barbara Bush: “I was blessed to have known this beautiful person. From the many campaigns, the opportunity given …

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