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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!

 

Alabama-Made Toyota Engines Head to Career-Tech Classrooms

Toyota Motor Manufacturing of Alabama donated 45 V6 engines produced at the Huntsville plant to tech schools in six counties. Shown here are Toyota Alabama President Jim Bolte and school representatives from Madison, Limestone, Morgan, Marshall, DeKalb and Cullman counties. (Contributed) HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Tech students in six North Alabama …

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Back Forty Beer Is First-Ever Recipient of Business Council of Alabama ‘Small Business Game Changer’ Award

AUBURN, Ala. – It couldn’t be more fitting than for an Auburn University graduate’s company to be the first recipient of the Business Council of Alabama and Auburn IMG Sports Marketing’s “Small Business Game Changer” award presented Saturday in front of nearly 50,000 people at Jordan-Hare Stadium. Back Forty Beer …

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BCA board member Owen Bailey named COO of USA Health in Mobile By University of South Alabama Health System

MOBILE, Ala. — Owen Bailey, a veteran health care leader who serves as administrator of University of South Alabama Children’s & Women’s Hospital, has been named the chief operating officer of USA Health, a comprehensive academic health care system dedicated to helping people lead longer, better lives. In this newly …

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How a ‘stealth organization’ in Alabama is quietly solving the world’s hardest problems

It’s October 1941. Alabama headlines follow the war in Europe and Asia. On Oct. 11, less than two months from U.S. entry into the World War II, the Alabama Research Institute is formed in Birmingham with the challenge to produce innovative research for the South. An early contract is with …

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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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