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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!

 

Austal USA Celebrates Christening of the USS Kansas City

Business Council of Alabama member Austal USA at its Mobile shipyard on Saturday christened the nation’s 22nd Littoral Combat Ship, the future USS Kansas City. The ship’s sponsor, Tracy Davidson, wife of Admiral Phil Davidson, USN, commander of the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, joined by local and national officials and Austal …

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Coca-Cola UNITED Names General Counsel and Vice President

Business Council of Alabama member Coca-Cola Bottling Company UNITED, Inc., has named Lucas B. Gambino General Counsel and Vice President. His appointment was effective Sept. 10. Gambino practiced corporate and banking law for more than 18 years with Maynard Cooper & Gale in Birmingham. He previously worked in the Mobile office …

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Former BCA Chairman to be Honored for Years of Service Helping Low-Income Alabamians

Neighborhood Concepts Inc. in Huntsville will honor former Business Council of Alabama chairman Phil Dotts later this month in recognition of his three decades of service with the non-profit organization that works to solve housing shortages for low-income Alabamians. Sponsorships for the event on Sept. 28 from 6 p.m. to …

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Dothan Business Hall of Fame Inducts Past Business Council of Alabama Chairman

Past Business Council of Alabama chairman and current BCA treasurer Charles Nailen Jr. was inducted into the Dothan Business Hall of Fame on Thursday. Nailen is president co-owner with his wife, Kay, of BBG Specialty Foods Inc. in Dothan, a Taco Bell franchisee in southeast Alabama. Nailen is the 2003-04 …

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AT&T Alabama Invests more than $1.2 Billion for Wireless and Wired Networks

Business Council of Alabama member AT&T Alabama said Wednesday that it invested more than $1.2 billion in 2015, 2016, and 2017 in its wireless and wired networks to improve reliability, coverage, speed, and overall performance for residential and business consumers. The investment also improves critical services that support public safety …

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Great Place to Work® and Fortune Name Torch Technologies One of the Best Workplaces for Millennials

Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE have named Business Council of Alabama member Torch Technologies in Huntsville as one of the 2018 Best Workplaces for Millennials. The ranking considered input from more than 434,000 employees from Great Place to Work-Certified™ companies, Torch said in a release. Rankings are based on …

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Rheem Makes Global Leadership Appointments

Business Council of Alabama member Rheem Manufacturing Co. has announced two key global leadership appointments of senior management in Atlanta. Rheem President and CEO JR Jones has been named executive chairman of the board and Chief Operating Officer Chris Peel has been named president and CEO of Rheem, with global …

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ADC Recognizes Air National Guard Assistant Adjutant General Efferson

The Association of Defense Communities in a Washington, D.C., ceremony this week recognized Alabama Air National Guard Brig. Gen. Randal Efferson with the 2018 Military Leadership Award for his exemplary leadership qualities. The Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce, a Business Council of Alabama member, congratulated Brig. Gen. Efferson for “this …

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Austal USA-Built Ship Assists in Mediterranean Rescue

The Mobile-built USNS Trenton (T-EPF 5) Expeditionary Fast Transport ship assisted in an ocean rescue of asylum seekers in distress in the Mediterranean Sea, saving the lives of 41 people and recovering 12 bodies, according to a U.S. Sixth Fleet statement. The rescue underscores the value, flexibility, and speed of …

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Austal USA Acquires Technology Leader ElectraWatch

Business Council of Alabama member Austal USA announced today it has acquired privately held ElectraWatch Inc. ElectraWatch in Charlottesville, Va., is a technology leader in developing and deploying portable probe devices that help efficiently maintain aluminum structures, Austal USA said. The acquisition reinforces Austal USA’s position as a global leader in …

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