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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!


Wiregrass Community Leader Selected to Attend National Security Forum

Membership Spotlight Business Council of Alabama Second Vice Chairman and Coleman Worldwide Moving CEO Jeff Coleman has been selected to attend the 62nd annual national Security Forum at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery next month. The Secretary of the Air Force invited Coleman to attend the forum and meet …

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BCA Member to Increase Huntsville Employment by 50 Percent

Membership Spotlight Business Council of Alabama member Torch Technologies of Huntsville plans to increase employment by 50 percent as part of a $10 million expansion in the Rocket City. orch Technologies said Friday it will hire 150 new people over the next several years and add to the 300 currently employed …

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Governor Honors BCA Members With Trade Excellence Awards

Membership Spotlight Governor Robert Bentley has honored five Business Council of Alabama members with Trade Excellence Awards for their Alabama-made product exports and services to customers worldwide. The homegrown BCA members are Applied Chemical Technology Inc., Florence; Drummond Co., Vestavia Hills; Knox Kershaw Inc., Montgomery; Schwarze Industries Inc., Huntsville; and …

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BCA’s 2014 Small Manufacturer of the Year Earns a National Honor

The Business Council of Alabama and the Alabama Technology Network’s Small Manufacturer of the Year for 2014 has been named one of the top 100 small businesses by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Blue Ribbon Small Business Awards. The Gadsden Times reported that Back Forty Beer Co. of Gadsden was …

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Caddell Construction Co. Gets $196 million Contract for U.S. Embassy in Turkmenistan

Membership Spotlight   MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Jan. 9, 2015) – Business Council of Alabama member Caddell Construction Co. of Montgomery has been awarded a nearly $200 million contract to design and build a U.S. Embassy in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, the company announced Friday. The project includes a new office building, a U.S. …

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American Apparel Named Gold Star Superior Supplier by Defense Logistics Agency

Membership Spotlight FORT BELVOIR, Va. – The Defense Logistics Agency has named American Apparel Inc. as a top performing supply contractor for Fiscal Years 2013 and 2014. American Apparel Inc. is based in Alabama and is a Business Council of Alabama (BCA) member with manufacturing locations in Centre, Opp, and …

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Being prepared makes a huge difference

Does the end of the year flurry of pre-Christmas shopping sometimes make your head spin? Of course it all depends on how prepared you are when you begin your shopping and, more importantly, if you are certain you are receiving the best price on the products you plan to purchase. …

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Spread the Word about BCA!

I’m sure you’ve heard that a personal referral is one of the best compliments a business can receive, right? At the Business Council of Alabama (BCA), we know business referrals are some of the most valuable opportunities we have to encourage other businesses, industries and educational institutions to invest in …

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You don’t know what you don’t know

People often may make quick judgment on a person, business, or organization before actually having the correct, pertinent information. Many times this is unfortunate because the importance, benefit, and value they may offer could potentially make a tremendous difference in their lives or outcome of the situation. The Business Council …

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Huntsville-Based Company Ranked No. 1 as a Medium-Size Employer

Membership Spotlight   Fortune Magazine has named Business Council of Alabama member Intuitive Research and Technology Corp. as one of the best medium-size workplaces in the United States for 2014. The engineering and defense contractor of 279 employees and revenue of $248 million was No. 1 in the 11th Annual …

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