This week marks a major milestone for Alabama – and not just because we celebrate our sacred right to vote Tuesday at the ballot box. Sunday, Nov. 1, was the 35th anniversary of the Business Council of Alabama’s (BCA) founding.
Formed in 1985 through the consolidation of the Alabama Chamber of Commerce and the Associated Industries of Alabama, BCA ever since has worked diligently to foster a “Sweet Home for Business” in Alabama.
BCA, over time and to this day, has helped spearhead crucial, pro-growth reforms that have led to unprecedented economic wins for Alabama job creators, workers and families. For 35 years, BCA has worked tirelessly to ensure that businesses regardless of size have every opportunity to grow and flourish in our state.
From championing pro-jobs initiatives and regulatory policies to striving to put Alabama on the cutting-edge of innovation and infrastructure, BCA has helped pave the way for enhanced opportunity for the Alabamians of today and tomorrow.
However, the importance of BCA and its members to our state has perhaps never been magnified more than in the present. Alabama, just like our nation and the world, continues to grapple with COVID-19, the invisible enemy that has stolen lives and destroyed livelihoods.
BCA has been at the forefront of relentless advocacy efforts on behalf of Alabama businesses throughout this pandemic, from mom-and-pop operations to our state’s largest employers. And, just as BCA’s history has proven, we are stronger together — and recovery will take all of us, working hand-in-hand, side-by-side.
The association has flourished through the strong support of its membership and strategic, mutually beneficial partnerships, such as BCA’s longtime formal relationship with the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama and the continued relationship with the Alabama Self-Insured Workers Compensation Fund. BCA is also the exclusive Alabama affiliate of the National Association of Manufacturers and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Representing nearly one million hardworking Alabamians, BCA could not be prouder to be the voice for Alabama business from Goat Hill to Capitol Hill. BCA is able to do what it does because of its many incredible members.
This 35th anniversary commemorates our shared successes; but, even more importantly, this landmark represents a pledge that the best is yet to come for Alabama.
The Business Council of Alabama 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.