By Jim Page, president and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama We don't often think of it this way, but roads are an incredibly important part of our daily lives.
By members of the Alliance for Alabama's Infrastructure (AAI), a grassroots advocacy coalition that promotes financially-responsible investment in Alabama's roads and infrastructure. The Alliance monitors the needs of Alabama's transportation network, communicates those needs to the public and identifies opportunities to make immediate, critical improvements.
The need for infrastructure improvements and advancements across the State of Alabama is critical. The deterioration of our roads, bridges, waterways, and ports hinders public safety, economic growth, and quality of life.
Oh, you want more taxes? Don't we all mutter that when elected officials come forward with a plan to build or improve something in our community or state? In Alabama, rejecting taxes or tax increases is common practice. But not in every case.
Roads and bridges lead to many places in a practical sense. But in great portions of Alabama, infrastructure is often a road to nowhere. Establishing and maintaining a viable infrastructure was the theme of Friday's Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce Community Luncheon.
Alliance for Alabama's Infrastructure taps Bham execs for officer posts - Birmingham Business Journal
The Alliance for Alabama's Infrastructure, or AAI, this week announced its new officers and appointed its first executive director. Elected to serve in AAI board leadership are: Chairman, Jim Page, president and CEO, The Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama Vice Chairman, Mike Thompson, president, Thompson Tractor Treasurer, Jason Teter, vice president of finance, Vulcan Materials Company Secretary, William Canary, president and CEO, Business Council of Alabama.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The Business Council of Alabama's Pathways to Policy Summit on Alabama's Future held Oct. 27-28 at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham - The Wynfrey Hotel shined a spotlight on Alabama's dwindling infrastructure resources and its effect on job recruiting.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The mayors of Alabama's five largest cities gathered today in Montgomery where they called on state leaders to support efforts to improve transportation infrastructure in Alabama. The mayors from Birmingham, Huntsville, Mobile, Montgomery and Tuscaloosa said state legislators must identify funding for construction of new bridges, roads and highways as well as maintenance and repairs on existing infrastructure.