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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!


Answering an Employment Question Served a BCA Member Well

Business Council of Alabama member Selena A. Rodgers Dickerson was on a job interview when she was asked where she wanted to be in five years. It’s a pretty standard question asked of a prospective employee. While her answer was not a standard answer, it was the right one. “I …

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Successful Huntsville Business Launched by Desire to Serve Our Military

Business Council of Alabama member Victory Solutions, Inc., CEO Kris McGuire founded the company in 2006 after spending the first half of her life raising a family and raising money for non-profits. Today, Victory Solutions is headquartered in Huntsville and has locations across the United States. Victory Solutions provides proprietary …

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Pinnacle Solutions Soars in Business

Business Council of Alabama member Pinnacle Solutions Inc. President and CEO Mike Durant leads a successful company with the six rules he learned in his former life that included a heroic event that occurred 24 years ago in early October. But as Paul Harvey used to say, that’s the rest …

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Navy Awards Austal USA Ship Contract in Mobile

The second contract this year to build an Independence Class Littoral Combat Ship in Mobile has been awarded to Business Council of Alabama member Austal USA, the company announced yesterday. The 127-meter, frigate-size LCS 30 will be the 15th LCS built at Austal’s U.S. shipyard in Mobile, and represents a continuing …

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COCA-COLA UNITED Acquires 10 New Territories and Production Facility in Four States

Business Council of Alabama member Coca-Cola Bottling Company UNITED in Birmingham today announced it has acquired 10 new sales and production territories in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and Mississippi. Today’s announcement of new territories culminates a four-year expansion that more than tripled the company’s size and added thousands of employees, Coca-Cola Bottling …

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Torch Technologies Celebrates Its 15th Anniversary

Business Council of Alabama member Torch Technologies Inc. in Huntsville observes its 15th anniversary today but the company already celebrated the milestone with an early observance on Sept. 22 at the newly renovated headquarters and with a ribbon cutting to commemorate the official grand opening of the Freedom Center, a …

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Argent Trust President Has Wealth of Trust Experience

You can almost imagine the conversations around the kitchen table during gatherings of Ken Alderman’s family.  “We are a bunch of accountants,” Alderman chuckled during a recent interview. Alderman is President of Argent Trust Company in Birmingham, a Business Council of Alabama member, as well as President of Argent Timberland …

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Toyota Invests $106 Million in Alabama Engine Plant

Toyota announced nearly $374 million in investments on Tuesday at five manufacturing operations, including $106 million at the Toyota Motor Manufacturing Alabama plant in Huntsville. Toyota said the $106 million will drive the next-generation engine production using Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) to completely replace the current four-cylinder engine line …

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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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