Senate Majority Leader Greg Reed, R-Jasper, second from right, receives the Business Council of Alabama’s Business Champion Award, from left, BCA President William J. Canary and Bevill State Community College Dean of Students Kim Ennis, and Chamber of Commerce of Walker County President Linda Lewis, right
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 10, 2016
Contact: Nancy Wall Hewston or Dana Beyerle (334) 834-6000
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Business Council of Alabama, the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama, and the Walker County Chamber of Commerce today recognized Sen. Greg Reed with the Business Champion Award for his commitment to improving Alabama’s economic climate.
Reed, R-Jasper, was deeply involved with support and passage of the Alabama Veterans and Targeted Counties Act bill that became ACT 2015-41 last year. The bill passed the House 102-0 and the Senate 30-0 and was signed by Governor Robert Bentley.
BCA President and CEO William J. Canary joined in presenting the award to Sen. Reed.
“Sen. Reed’s skills coupled with his belief in this important piece of job-creating legislation ensured that its journey through the Senate and final passage would be successful,” Canary said. “Today, industry and business can use this important part of Alabama’s job-creation package to engage deserving counties in Alabama that face challenges in efforts to improve their economies. Meeting these challenges can improve local economies by boosting personal income, average wages, and strong revenues to support community services.”
Sen. Reed commented.
“It is an honor to be named a Business Champion by the Business Council of Alabama and the Walker County Chamber of Commerce,” Sen. Reed said. “I am proud to be a friend of Alabama’s businesses and I remain committed to promoting jobs-friendly policies so we can achieve strong economic growth for west Alabama and the entire state.”
Sen. Reed is on committees on Banking and Insurance, Confirmations, Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Development, Jefferson County Local Legislation, Judiciary, Rules, and Transportation and Energy. He is deputy chairperson of Health and Human Services Committee.
The Business Champion Award recognizes legislators for their support of policies that better Alabama’s business climate and the lives of employees, families, and citizens.
The BCA is Alabama’s foremost voice for business. The BCA is a non-partisan statewide business association representing the interests and concerns of nearly 1 million working Alabamians through its member companies and its partnership with the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama. The BCA is Alabama’s exclusive affiliate to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Manufacturers.