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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...

UAW boss attacks Governor Ivey, BCA at Mercedes-Benz pro-union rally in Alabama

United Auto Workers President Shawn Fain showed up in Coaling, Alabama on Sunday to rally supporters and pitch union membership in an ongoing effort...

Alabama’s regional workforce challenges require regional solutions, Pro Tem Reed says

Now over halfway into the 2024 state legislative session, Senate Pro Tem Greg Reed visited with Alabama Public Television's Capitol Journal last week and...

State Sen. Gudger: Child care is the industry that keeps Alabama working – it’s time to invest in it

Every parent knows that raising a family comes with important decisions: where to send your child to school, what after-school activities they will participate...

15 Alabama startups chosen by gener8tor for gBETA accelerators

Global venture firm and accelerator network, gener8tor, selected 15 Alabama based startup businesses to participate in the company's gBETA program. The program will last for...

Energy industry training center in Jasper will expand ACCS, Alabama Power HVAC program

A facility to educate and train prospective energy sector professionals is set to be built in Jasper, Alabama. Beyond a new state-of-the-art building, a...

Uniti Fiber leads broadband expansion in Butler, Lowndes, and Montgomery counties

Uniti Fiber, a provider of infrastructure solutions, is installing nearly 65 miles of "middle mile" broadband in Alabama's Black Belt region. The project is...

‘Working for Alabama’ to power up state workforce, economy with legislative package

On Thursday, Governor Kay Ivey and Lt. Governor Will Ainsworth were joined by all legislative leaders from both the Alabama House and Senate to...

Three Alabama cities among Top 50 for houses on the market longest

According to a study by Stacker, an internet news source, Alabama is home to three of the top 50 cities in the U.S. in...

Bud Light rolling out limited edition UA packaging one year after national boycott

Bud Light has announced a collaboration with the University of Alabama for March Madness.  The beer company is releasing special edition 12-packs featuring the iconic...

Daniels discusses childcare tax credits, industry’s role at BCA gathering

House Minority Leader Anthony Daniels is attempting to solve a growing issue within the state that is affecting some of Alabama's poorest residents. At a...

Alabama labor force participation remained unchanged in January, among lowest in U.S.

The Alabama Department of Labor reported that the state labor force participation rate remained constant at 57.4% for the month of January. The national...

Spectrum brings much needed fiber-optic network to Lauderdale County

Lauderdale County homes and small businesses are receiving a major upgrade in their internet connection thanks to a new fiber-optic network being installed by...

Sen. Katie Britt named League of Southeastern Credit Unions’ Alabama ‘Lawmaker of the Year’

The League of Southeastern Credit Unions (LSCU) announced that U.S. Senator Katie Britt was named their 2023 Federal Lawmaker of the Year for Alabama...

Todd Strange: The future of Hyundai is Alabama – not Detroit

I had the privilege of being the Director of the Alabama Development Office during the Hyundai recruitment, Chairman of the Montgomery County Commission when...

Southern Roots Nut Company announces $16.6 million expansion in Dothan processing facility

Alabama is already known agriculturally nationwide for its pecan production. Now, that profile is set to grow even further after New Mexico-based Southern Roots Nut...

Toyota Alabama engine plant sets new production record

Huntsville's Toyota Manufacturing Alabama engine plant has set a new facility record for most engines assembled in a single year -- and that figure...

Launch, Singing River Trail collaborate for 3rd annual Launch Tank competition

North Alabama entrepreneurs will soon have the opportunity to compete in a Shark Tank-style event that could earn them as much as $25,000 in...