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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!


BCA member PowerSouth receives Business of the Year Service Award

Membership Spotlight The Andalusia Chamber of Commerce at its annual banquet on Jan. 23 recognized Business Council of Alabama member PowerSouth Energy Cooperative with its Business of the Year Service Award. The membership meeting and banquet highlights chamber activities and awards outstanding businesses and individuals for community involvement, the Chamber …

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3M Foundation grants $100K to Decatur pre-kindergarten program, will create class for 18 preschoolers

Membership Spotlight The 3M Foundation on Tuesday approved a generous grant of $100,000 to the Decatur City School System to add another voluntary pre-kindergarten classroom. The 3M Foundation grant will allow 18 more Decatur 4-year-olds to get an early start next year in adjusting to school. “Pre-K is so critical …

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Small Manufacturer of the Year gets an Air Force contract

Membership Spotlight GATR Technologies of Huntsville, the Business Council of Alabama and the Alabama Technology Network’s Small Manufacturer of the Year for 2013, has received an Air Force Research Laboratory contract for $1.5 million to build a Very Large Inflatable Satellite Dish, GATR said in a release. GATR Technologies, for …

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So, why is a BCA membership important? How do I benefit?

Across the country, reportedly 85 percent of businesses that fail are not members of their particular industry association or a business trade association, such as the Business Council of Alabama (BCA). And when discussing the opportunity to invest in an association, some business owners or managers might say their schedule …

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We’ve got your back!

Since its founding in 1985, the Business Council of Alabama has worked hard to improve Alabama’s business climate. With the help of the Alabama legislature, which since 2011 has been truly committed to addressing the concerns of business, the BCA has been instrumental in securing the passage of a number …

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Investing in the BCA – A Solid Solution

Sometimes in business, there may be extenuating factors which unexpectedly wreak havoc on your bottom line because you may not have been aware of those particular factors. Those factors could be a legislative issue, which sometimes can be complicated and confusing, even for the political veteran, and you need to …

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Advocacy Matters

Membership in the Business Council of Alabama (BCA) makes an important statement about who you are, your business and the value you place on our organization’s mission and goals. At the BCA, we feel that we do one thing very well – provide a unified voice for all Alabama businesses …

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