The Business Council of Alabama
(BCA) was founded in 1985 with the merger of the Alabama Chamber of Commerce and the Associated Industries of Alabama. Its approximately 5,000 members employ almost 750,000 Alabamians. The BCA is a non-profit, 501c(6) organization, with the goal of promoting business and industry interests.
In the 2010 legislative elections, the BCA contributed $814,500 to state senate candidates in Alabama. Additionally, a total of $705,500 was donated to Assembly candidates. The BCA was the 4th and 3rd largest donor in the Senate and Assembly races, respectively.
The top 5 recipients of campaign contributions from the BCA in 2010 were:
| Michael F. Bolin, Alabama Supreme Court
| Kelli Wise, Alabama Supreme Court
| Bradley Byrne, Governor
| Paul Sanford, Senator
| Paul Bussman, Senator