Home / Uncategorized (page 15)

Uncategorized

One-stop tax system up and running

An optional Department of Revenue single-point tax payment system is now operational for Alabama retailers. Under a 2012 law, the filing of tax returns and paying city, county, and state sales and rental taxes can now be done at one electronic location, eliminating numerous tax reports. It’s called One Spot. …

Read More »

Alabama and Nation Observe National Manufacturing Day; BCA joins in observance

Alabama today (Friday, Oct. 4) observes National Manufacturing Day in recognition of the importance of product and equipment manufacturing on the state’s economy and to create awareness of the need for skilled labor and available job opportunities in manufacturing. Manufacturing accounted for $30 billion of the state’s $180 billion Gross …

Read More »

BCA’s 2013 Chairman’s Dinner features Huckabee and Carson; Huckabee touts Common Core

Former Arkansas governor, television and radio host Mike Huckabee, and renowned neurosurgeon Dr. Benjamin Carson headlined the Business Council of Alabama’s Chairman’s 2013 Dinner attended by more than 800 business leaders and elected officials Monday night at the Sheraton Hotel ballroom in Birmingham. Huckabee is the host of HUCKABEE on …

Read More »

BCA Signs Multi-State Chamber of Commerce Energy Exploration Letter to EPA Administrator

The Business Council of Alabama has signed a multi-state organization letter urging U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy to allow states to conduct their own hydraulic fracturing energy development policies. The letter initiated by the Illinois Chamber of Commerce’s Energy Council was signed by BCA President and CEO William …

Read More »

BCA Manufacturing Advocacy Council co-chairman attends SGA conference, where regional cooperation was recommended

Business Council of Alabama Manufacturing Advocacy Council Co-Chairman Ronnie Boles attended the recent 2013 annual meeting of the Southern Governors’ Association in Louisville, Ky., and participated in Monday’s session on regional manufacturing cooperation. Boles, owner of General & Automotive Machine Shop in Huntsville, is a member of the BCA Board …

Read More »

The BEA wrote an op-ed for al.com

The Business Council of Alabama recently announced the formation of the Business and Education Alliance of Alabama, commonly known as BEA, to provide guidance and offer solutions to the challenges of providing a well-trained workforce. Dr. Joe Morton, who is an educator with four decades of experience and served for …

Read More »

Alabama continues to hold top five ranking for doing business

For the fourth consecutive year, Alabama has been ranked among the top five states nationwide for doing business. Area Development magazine on Friday published “2013 Top States for Doing Business” and said Alabama ranks fourth overall nationally and is a top-five state in 15 specific economic development categories, Governor Robert …

Read More »

House Speaker Hubbard speaks at the BCA and CCAA series finale

PRATTVILLE – The Business Council of Alabama and the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama on Wednesday concluded its series of statewide meetings that highlighted their economic development and job creating partnership. The Partnership Summit at the Marriott Prattville Conference Center at Capitol Hill was the fourth this year. The …

Read More »

Trip Pittman keynotes Spanish Fort Partnership Summit

SPANISH FORT – Business Council of Alabama and Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama partners met Tuesday in Spanish Fort for the third of four planned Partnership Summit meetings to discuss education, job creation, and economic development. The Partnership Summit included business, chamber, civic, and elected leaders whose goals include …

Read More »

New Campaign Finance Law and Resources to Help Follow Them

Timely explanations of the new Fair Campaign Practices Act that took effect Aug. 1 are available in video and hard copy presentations. The FCPA update includes revisions since 2010, a discussion of the Voting Rights Act case that originated in Shelby County, and a new FCPA calendar of deadlines. The …

Read More »