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Making a sweet home for business

For more than a quarter century, the Business Council of Alabama has been working on behalf of business interests in our state and nation. In 2011, with the help of the Alabama Legislature, which for the first time was truly committed to addressing the concerns of business, the BCA was instrumental in securing passage of a number of real reforms in the areas of job creation, incentives for economic development, ethics reform and positive changes in our public education system. That’s why Alabama businesses and industries of all shapes and sizes have come to depend on the Business Council of Alabama as the state’s most powerful and effective advocate for business at the Alabama Legislature and in the U.S. Congress.

On the strength of our thousands of members who employ more than three-quarters of a million Alabamians, we are heard. Thanks to our strong and growing membership, BCA is the voice for business in Alabama.

Join the movement that is making Alabama better for business!

 

Alabama Defense Contractors Are Eligible for Business Expansion Services

The University of Alabama in Huntsville is working with the Department of Defense to help DOD contractors expand their businesses. The Alabama Defense Industry Diversification Analysis Project (ADIDAP) is providing qualifying Alabama businesses an opportunity to receive market diversification services at no cost to their organization. Free briefings are being …

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CPA Firm Grew from Three to 150 by Sticking to Core Service Principles

A quarter-century ago, Keith Barfield, Don Murphy, and John Shank left a large Birmingham CPA firm with their certified public accountant expertise. What they didn’t have was clients. “The three of us one day just left and worked out the basement of my house with no clients and we pounded …

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Endows Space Science Chair at The University of Alabama in Huntsville

Business Council of Alabama member Aerojet Rocketdyne said Monday it will provide a $1 million endowment to establish the Aerojet Rocketdyne Chair in Space Science at The University of Alabama in Huntsville. “Aerojet Rocketdyne is proud to be able to partner with The University of Alabama in Huntsville on numerous …

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ExxonMobil and Employees Contribute $865,000 to Alabama Colleges and Universities

Business Council of Alabama member ExxonMobil’s Educational Matching Gift Program has awarded $865,000 to Alabama’s 11 institutions of higher learning. The grants are unrestricted but colleges and universities are encouraged to designate a portion to math and science programs supporting student engagement, the company said. ExxonMobil employees, retirees, directors, and …

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Coca-Cola UNITED Grows by 40 percent With Georgia Territory Expansion

A mere 16 years after Coca-Cola was first served and 13 years before the distinctive Coca-Cola bottle was created, Coca-Cola Bottling Co. UNITED founder Crawford Johnson Sr. purchased the exclusive franchise rights to bottle and distribute Coca-Cola in Birmingham. From that beginning in 1902, Business Council of Alabama member Coca-Cola …

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New Financial Planning Book Is a Blueprint to Financial Security

Birmingham financial planner Greg Powell wants you to build a sound financial house with a realistic blueprint. Translation: create and stick to a plan of where you want to be in five, 10 or 20 years that protects your assets and loved ones. Drawing on his 30-plus years in financial …

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Alabama-Based Data Science Company Boosts Productivity, Profits of Some of the World’s Largest Corporations

Joshua Jones dropped out of high school when he was a teenager. Today, two decades later, he’s created, run, and sold several businesses in different countries, even supplying some of them on horseback. In his mid-30s, Jones is Managing Partner of StrategyWise, a 20-employee consulting firm in Birmingham that helps …

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Study: Toyota Alabama Supports 9,700 Alabama jobs

How’s this for impact: automaker Toyota is a key contributor to Alabama’s economy, supporting an estimated 9,700 jobs at its Huntsville engine plant, suppliers, and their spinoffs. A study by The Center for Automotive Research shows that for every 200 working men and women in Alabama in 2016, one was …

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Award-Winning Distiller is Alabama’s First

John Emerald Distilling Co., a small-batch distiller in Opelika, was born when the moon and stars of several events aligned. Today, the first legal distiller of whiskey in Alabama in 100 years produces two brands of rum, a gin, a vodka, and a single-malt whiskey that was a Southern Living …

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BCA Board Member Owen Bailey Named USA Health System CEO

Business Council of Alabama board of directors member Owen Bailey has been named Chief Executive Officer of USA Health just a year after being named chief operating officer for USA Health, USA Health announced this week. Bailey will be the chief executive responsible for the management and operation of the University …

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