The Business Advocate

Published as part of the statewide magazine, Business Alabama, The Business Advocate highlights BCA’s work on behalf of the varied needs of business at the state and federal level, spotlights BCA events and members, and includes information from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Manufacturers. BCA members receive a complimentary subscription to Business Alabama.

Volume 12

2021 Issues

Issue 6 - July 2021

The Poarch Band of Creek Indians are challenging expectations and growing the economy. With nearly 6,000 direct jobs created throughout the country, PCI is serving the country and putting people to work.

Issue 5 - June 2021

Birmingham based Shipt's commitment and caring for their shoppers and customers is at the core of their revolutionary growth. Now serving over 5,000 cities, they pride themselves in delivering southern hospitality all across the U.S.

Issue 4 - May 2021

During a year of working apart from each other, the Business Council of Alabama focused its time and resources on ways to build and reunite Alabama's business community utilizing unconventional strategies and new technologies.

Issue 3 - March 2021

Operation Warp Speed outlined a requirement of cold chain logistics for COVID-19 vaccines. The challenge was met by an Alabama company witht years of refrigeration manufacturing expertise.

Issue 2 - February 2021

The 2020 Alabama Small Business of the Year Awards were held virtually this year as part of the BCA and CCAA's Annual Meeting and Partnership Event.

Issue 1 - January 2021

KMS's proprietary project management system has allowed the fast growing firm to stay connected and remain effective and efficient in a time of being remote.

Volume 11

2020 Issues

Issue 10 - December 2020

The Business Council of Alabama (BCA) was formed in 1985, and has worked tirelessly for the last 35 years to ensure that businesses of all shapes and sizes have every opportunity to grow and flourish in Alabama.

Issue 9 - November 2020

Great Southern Wood Preserving was supposed to be in business for as long as it took to repair and sell its equipment. Fifty years later, it's a thriving Alabama business, respected by do-it-yourselfers and contractors alike.

Issue 8 - October 2020

The Alabama Self-Insured Worker’s Compensation Fund is one of the oldest and largest self-insured groups in Alabama who provide compensation coverage with exceptional service and competitive pricing.

Issue 7 - September 2020

The 2020 Alabama Manufacturer of Year Awards were held virtually this year as part of the Business Council of Alabama's Engage Alabama Business Conference.

Issue 6 - August 2020

The U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville is Alabama's top tourist attraction. It has so much to see and do that you'll want to come back again and again.

Issue 5 - July 2020

Dr. Alfred Seawright of the Medical Place found a way to get past a myriad of roadblocks and dead ends early in business. Now his message to others is to "just keep moving."

Issue 4 - June 2020

Encompass Health never stopped serving their patients. They made proactive changes to protect their employees and patients, so they could continue to provide their essential services safely and effectively.

Issue 3 - May 2020

The Business Council of Alabama presented the Alabama Small Business Exchange in an effort to guide small business owners on a range of business issues caused by COVID-19.

Issue 2 - April 2020

Warrior Met Coal enjoyed a record setting year in 2019 and is poised to create more jobs with the announcement of their Blue Creek reserves development in Tuscaloosa County.

Issue 1 - February 2020

C Spire looks to understand the unique needs of their customers as they begin to introduce a high speed fiber network to areas of Alabama that have been underserved.

Volume 10

2019 Issues

Issue 6 - October 2019

Eyes in the Skies

Issue 5 - August 2019

Never Touching Down

Issue 4 - July 2019

Space Travel Starts in Alabama

Issue 2 - May 2019

Catching up in Montgomery

Issue 3 - June 2019

Make Way for Manufacturing

Volume 9

2018 Issues

Issue 7 - November 2018

Vote for JOBS - Special Edition

Issue 6 - September 2018

An Opportunity for Progress

Issue 5 - May 2018

Paving the Way to Alabama's Future

Issue 4 - April 2018

Proven & Accomplished

Issue 3 - March 2018

Leaders of Government and Business Share Ideas

Issue 1 - January 2018

Honors Well Deserved

Volume 8

2017 Issues

Issue 6 - September 2017

Issue 5 - August 2017

Issue 4 - July 2017

Issue 3 - April 2017

Issue 2 - March 2017

Issue 1 - January 2017

Volume 7

2016 Issues

Issue 9 - December 2016

Issue 8 - November 2016

Issue 7 - October 2016

Issue 6 - September 2016

Issue 5 - August 2016

Issue 4 - July 2016

Issue 3 - March 2016

Issue 2 - February 2016

Issue 1 - January 2016