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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!

 

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Recognizes BCA-Member PROJECTXYZ with Award

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Sept. 12 named Business Council of Alabama member PROJECTXYZ in Huntsville as the 2017 Women-Owned Business Achievement Award winner during its annual Dream Big Small Business of the Year Award Celebration. The annual awards ceremony presented by MetLife celebrates the achievements of small businesses …

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Radiance Technologies Shines in the Employee-Owned World

Business Council of Alabama member Radiance Technologies, Inc. President Bill Bailey began his career as a U.S. Air Force B-52 mechanic and spent four years on the flight line servicing the legendary airplane. The Air Force provided Bailey with the opportunity to attend college where he earned a degree in …

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Alabama Couple-Owned Business is Finalist for National Chamber Award

Husband-and-wife PROJECTXYZ owners President Larry Lewis, left, and company majority owner and CEO Kimberly Lewis, are growing their Huntsville business. (Contributed) Business Council of Alabama member PROJECTXYZ in Huntsville is one of 17 national finalists for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Dream Big Small Business of the Year Award sponsored …

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Alabama Engineering Company Takes to the Sky but Remains Down-to-Earth in Its Goals

CDG Engineers & Associates Survey Coordinator Josh O’Ferrell, left, and President Mark Pugh, perform pre-flight checks before beginning aerial mapping with a drone. (Contributed) At the heart of engineering projects is accurate data collection, but gathering data has come a long way since a young George Washington hauled a surveying …

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Newly Merged Huntsville Tech Company is Just Warming Up

Ignite President and CEO Jason Shelton (Contributed) Huntsville is one of those places with businesses that attract brainpower, expertise, and competency. Either that or it’s one of those cities with brainpower, expertise, and competency that attract and create business opportunities. That’s the case with Ignite Fueling Innovation, or Ignite, a …

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One of “World’s Most Admired Companies” Has A Major Alabama Footprint

AECOM’s Alabama leader Cynthia Borders Crutchfield These familiar and maybe unfamiliar landmarks have something in common: One World Trade Center in New York. Los Angeles International Airport. Abu Dhabi International Airport. The Lincoln Center for Performing Arts in New York. Spring Hill Manufacturing (hint, it’s the original Saturn manufacturing plant …

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Austal USA Shipbuilders Scores Major Navy Ship Contract

MOBILE, Ala. – (June 26, 2017) – Business Council of Alabama member Austal USA learned on Friday it has been awarded an additional Littoral Combat Ship contract worth $584 million to build yet-to-be-named LCS 28. “This is great news that affects our 2,400 employees who live in Mobile County, 1,000 …

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Second-Generation Military Grade Tech Company on Path to Total ESOP

Business Council of Alabama member Avion Solutions in Huntsville is well on its way to total employee ownership that is good for both the business and employees who have a stake in its future, the company’s president said. Chad Donald is the president of Avion Solutions, an engineering and logistics …

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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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