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FROM Georgia News · Jul 19, 2017

Georgia Chamber Recognized as Chamber of the Year

The Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) named the Georgia Chamber the 2016-2017 State Chamber of Year at its annual convention in Nashville. Chamber of the Year is the nation’s only award recognizing the leadership role chambers have in their communities. Those honored with the Chamber of the Year designation have demonstrated organizational strength… Continue Reading

FROM Georgia News · Jun 29, 2017

Georgia Chamber Applauds EPA Announcement

The Georgia Chamber applauds the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) announcement immediately rescinding the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule, originally introduced in 2015. This action will re-codify the law as it was written prior to 2015 and, therefore, maintain the status quo with respect to WOTUS rules and regulations. “This single action by… Continue Reading

FROM Georgia News · Jun 14, 2017

Georgia Chamber Recognizes Outstanding Legislators

The Georgia Chamber of Commerce announced its 2017 Legislators of the Year on June 8th. The recognition of Legislator of the Year and Rookie of the Year are awarded to House and Senate members who consistently stand with Georgia businesses to enact pro-growth policies at the state capitol. This year, Senator Brandon Beach (R –… Continue Reading

FROM Georgia News · May 17, 2017

Tifton Office Grand Opening

The Georgia Chamber celebrated the official opening of their first regional office in 102 years in Tifton, Georgia. With an incredibly successful turnout, attendees from all parts of Georgia gathered as the evening kicked-off with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, followed by an open house and reception. Lithonia Lighting, Beaulieu Flooring, Ashley’s Business Solutions, and Aaron’s, Inc…. Continue Reading

FROM Georgia News · Apr 5, 2017

2017 Legislative Session Highlights

Keeping Georgia the number one state for business was the top priority of the Georgia Chamber Public Affairs team throughout the 2017 legislative session of the Georgia General Assembly. From improving Georgia’s legal climate, to ensuring our hospitals have the funding they need, the Georgia Chamber advocated for policies that will make our state a… Continue Reading

FROM Georgia News · Feb 15, 2017

Special Master Hands Georgia Win in Water Wars

“I recommend that the Court deny Florida’s request for relief.” With that recommendation to the U. S. Supreme Court, Special Master Ralph Lancaster has brought to a close the latest episode in the long-running water wars between Florida and Georgia. The Special Master’s report stated that: “Florida has not proven by clear and convincing evidence… Continue Reading

FROM Georgia News · Feb 15, 2017

Georgia Chamber Commends Governor Deal

The Georgia Chamber Commends Governor Deal, General Assembly on Senate Bill 70 The Georgia Chamber of Commerce applauds Governor Nathan Deal and his administration for their dedicated efforts to ensure that Georgia’s hospitals have the financial assistance they need. With Governor Deal’s signature of Senate Bill 70 on Monday, Georgia’s healthcare network will be able… Continue Reading

FROM Georgia News · Jan 11, 2017

2017 Eggs & Issues Breakfast Recap

The Georgia Chamber Celebrates Start of 2017 Legislative Session The Georgia Chamber of Commerce was honored to host Georgians from all across the state for their annual Eggs & Issues Breakfast at the Georgia World Congress Center on January 10, 2017. State and federal lawmakers, business leaders, and guests gathered to kick-off the 2017 session… Continue Reading

FROM Georgia News · Nov 17, 2016

2017 Policy Statements

Overview “What’s good for business is good for Georgia” drives the policy and legislative direction of the Georgia Chamber and the Chamber’s Center for Competitiveness. The Chamber represents the unified voice of Georgia’s business community and is also an advocacy arm for businesses in the development and promotion of public policies to ensure the future… Continue Reading

FROM Georgia News · Nov 1, 2016

Opportunity School District

The business community understands that education and job creation are the most effective solutions to improve economic mobility and success. If Georgia can better educate its students, our state will see more jobs created locally and more companies choosing to locate here. These new jobs will do more to improve economic opportunity than any public… Continue Reading