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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 Board Member Ronnie Boles Named to National Public Power Council

Business Council of Alabama board member and Manufacturing Advocacy Council Co-Chairman Ronnie Boles of Huntsville has been named to a one-year term on the American Public Power Association’s Policy Makers Council. The APPA’s board of directors elected Boles, owner and president of General & Automotive Machine Shop, to the board …

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Forbes Says Alabama’s Torch Technologies is “Best”

Forbes has recognized Business Council of Alabama member Torch Technologies of Huntsville as one of America’s Best Small Companies. Torch Technologies was the only Alabama company to make the inaugural ranking, which includes 25 firms that “have chosen to be great, instead of big,” Forbes reported. “At most companies, proposals …

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Jim Bolte and his team members power TMMAL

When Jim Bolte first began dating his wife, Tami, in college, there was a bit of a language barrier. See, Tami, was a sign language major. “I would go out with Tami and her friends and they would sign to each other and point at me and laugh,” says Bolte …

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BCA Member Participates in ‘Smart and Safe’ Prescription Drug Awareness Effort

Business Council of Alabama board of directors’ member Denson Henry participated Wednesday in a multi-industry public awareness campaign about the dangers and costs of prescription drug abuse in the workplace, at home, and in society. Henry, vice president of Henry Brick Co. in Selma, and co-chair of the BCA’s Health …

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Telemedicine Coverage Announced by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama

Business Council of Alabama member Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama began providing greater access to health care this month with its announcement that it will cover certain telemedicine services. Blue Cross began paying telemedicine providers on Dec. 1. The decision was prompted partly by the general lack of …

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Honda’s Alabama Assembly Plant Contributes Nearly $7 billion to State’s Economy

Business Council of Alabama member Honda Manufacturing of Alabama LLC contributed $6.8 billion to the state’s economy in 2014 and along with suppliers was responsible for more than 43,000 jobs, the Economic Development Partnership reported in a study. The EDPA study, conducted by the Center for Business and Economic Research …

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BCA Member Austal USA Awarded a $53.5 Million Procurement Contract

Business Council of Alabama member Austal USA has been awarded a $53.5 million contract to procure long-lead time materials for the 11th Expeditionary Fast Transport, formerly known as the Joint High Speed Vessel, for the U.S. Navy. “We are excited that the Navy is building on the momentum and the …

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Significant Gifting Supports HudsonAlpha’s Mission in Clinical Genomic Medicine and Enables Scientific Thinking

Business Council of Alabama member HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology has received $200,000 in grants and gifts to further the Huntsville-based genomic science company’s mission serving academic, clinical, and commercial needs. HudsonAlpha said Wednesday that it has received a $100,000 grant from the Jane K. Lowe Charitable Foundation of Huntsville to …

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HudsonAlpha Featured in American Graduate Day Broadcast

Business Council of Alabama member HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology’s Vice President for Educational Outreach, Neil Lamb, PhD, and Director of Informatics Elizabeth Worthey, PhD, were featured in a national television broadcast, “American Graduate Day,” to raise awareness of programs and institutions focusing on education. “American Graduate Day” was sponsored by …

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Verizon Wireless Encourages Donations of Unneeded Phones to Support Domestic Violence Victims

To observe national Domestic Violence Awareness Month this month, Business Council of Alabama member Verizon Wireless is encouraging Alabamians to get involved with local organizations that are dedicated to helping victims of domestic abuse. One easy life-saving act can be to donate old cell phones to the HopeLine® from Verizon …

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