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Working for Alabama: Lawmakers advance bills to position state workforce, economy for gains

This week, both chambers of the Alabama Legislature advanced bills to address a vulnerability in Alabama’s workforce and economy: Almost half of the state’s...

Innovate Alabama awards nearly $4 million in funding to Alabama small businesses

Innovate Alabama has announced recipients for the fourth round of the Innovate Alabama Supplemental Grant Program, awarding nearly $4 million to 22 small businesses. 17...

Kay Ivey, five governors unite against UAW’s expansion into the South

On Tuesday, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey, along with the governors of Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas, issued a joint statement amid a...

NFIB Alabama: Frivolous lawsuits are making a bad economic situation even worse for small businesses

Inflation may be one of the biggest challenges facing Alabama’s small businesses, but frivolous lawsuits make a bad situation even worse. Many lawsuits are legitimate....

Two Rivers Lumber Co. investing $115M into Coosa County for new sawmill

A state-of-the-art sawmill is coming to Coosa County, thanks to a recent $115 million investment from Demopolis-based Two Rivers Lumber Co. The new operation...

Billionaire takes focus on Birmingham small businesses to merge and scale into industry giants

A Chicago-based billionaire is buying small business properties throughout the country with plans to combine many of them into larger chains. In a recent profile...

Cryptocurrency has a bipartisan appeal in Alabama, Coinbase policy expert says – ‘Crypto users in Alabama are really strong’

Crypto based currency has experienced a massive global increase in popularity over the past several years. The growth of the digitized form of payment...

Stadthagen to BCA: UAW’s Alabama expansion is an attempt to hijack state’s success

Alabama House Majority Leader Scott Stadthagen addressed the Business Council of Alabama on Tuesday regarding the looming UAW threat to Alabama's "crown jewel" industry. During...

Jason Puckett: Childcare tax credits in Alabama good for business, great for parents

The business community is united in its belief that expanding access to quality affordable childcare is essential to alleviating some of the burden caused...

Austal USA begins production of three landing craft to deliver on $91.3 million contract with U.S. Navy

As part of a $91.3 million contract, Mobile's Austal USA has commenced work on three landing craft for the U.S. Navy. The contract also includes...

Alabama claims No. 1 spot among auto-exporting states for first time

Alabama has become the nation’s No. 1 auto-exporting state, with international vehicle shipments surging past $11.2 billion in 2023 to overtake long-time leader South...

Mayor Sandy Stimpson: Building Alabama’s workforce is a call for affordable housing solutions

As Mayor of Mobile, I have witnessed firsthand the challenges Alabama faces in attracting and retaining a strong workforce. Local businesses are eager to...

Stadthagen: UAW is a multi-level marketing scheme selling empty promises to Alabama auto workers

Our state is facing a situation that has the potential to destroy Alabama jobs, Alabama companies and Alabama communities. The UAW is selling snake...

Rex Jones: Without the lottery, Alabama is losing

Right now, Alabama lawmakers are deciding whether to let you vote on constitutional amendments that would result in millions in revenue to the state,...

AARP: Next steps to bridging Alabama’s digital divide

Alabama has a historic opportunity to expand access to affordable, reliable, high-speed internet to everyone in the state, no matter where they live or...

Union boss escalates attacks on Governor Kay Ivey in tirade at North Carolina rally

United Auto Workers (UAW) president Shawn Fain took his war of words against Alabama Governor Kay to new heights on Tuesday during a rally...

Austal rejects takeover offer from South Korean company

Australian shipbuilder, Austal, has rejected a substantial takeover offer from a large multi-profile business conglomerate headquartered in South Korea. Austal, which operates AustalUSA in...

Majority Leader Livingston to BCA: Alabama to benefit from transformative workforce legislation

Alabama Senate Majority Leader Steve Livingston addressed the Business Council of Alabama on Tuesday morning to discuss Working for Alabama, the Alabama Workforce Transformation...

Regions Bank celebrates Financial Literacy Month with 15th annual Share the Good initiative

Regions Bank is marking Financial Literacy Month this year with its 15th annual Share the Good Initiative. The company-wide volunteer effort benefits communities served...

Building Alabama’s future workforce: Over 5,300 companies partner with ACCS

Across Alabama, businesses of all sizes are facing a crucial challenge: Finding skilled workers. More than 5,000 businesses who collaborate with the Alabama Community...

Birmingham-based Ōnin Group named best staffing firm to work for the fourth consecutive year

Four years running: The Ōnin Group, a Birmingham-based staffing company, has been once again recognized by the Staffing Industry Analyst (SIA) as one of...

Jimmy Rane: Working for Alabama will build stronger workforce, economy and communities

As an entrepreneur who started a humble, two-man business nearly 55 years ago that today employs more than 2,000, I am well aware that...

Jon Barganier: Child care is the foundation of Alabama’s workforce

Childcare is an essential resource for Alabama’s working parents, yet the supply of quality, affordable, and accessible childcare is not keeping up with the...

Industry investment in Alabama exceeded $6.4 billion in 2023

Governor Kay Ivey announced some exciting economic news for the state on Tuesday. Ivey revealed that in 2023, companies from across the globe invested over...