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FROM Georgia News, The Chamber Connection · Jul 5, 2018

TAX INCENTIVES FOR GEORGIA TOURISM

House Bill 793, sponsored by Representative Dominic LaRiccia (Douglas)extends Georgia’s existing tax exemption on construction materials for the expansion of the Georgia Aquarium and creation of a new museum in Cartersville. How does House Bill 793 impact Georgia’s economy? House Bill 793 helps facilitate a $100 million expansion of the Georgia Aquarium through a tax… Continue Reading


FROM Georgia News, The Chamber Connection · Jun 29, 2018

CONNECT ACT

Senate Bill 3, sponsored by Senator Lindsey Tippins (Marietta) aims to identify critical workforce needs of emerging industries by creating a career pathway for students to earn industry certification and credentials. How does Senate Bill 3 impact Georgia’s economy? Senate Bill 3 also referred to as the Creating Opportunities Needed Now to Expand Credentialed Training… Continue Reading


FROM Georgia News, The Chamber Connection · Jun 26, 2018

RURAL HEALTHCARE INITIATIVE

House Bill 769, sponsored by Higher Education Chairman Rick Jasperse (Jasper) and Senator Dean Burke (Bainbridge) addresses several healthcare needs of Georgia’s less populated communities by implementing healthcare recommendations provided by the state House Rural Development Council. How does House Bill 769 impact Georgia’s economy? House Bill 769 provides funding for the creation of a… Continue Reading


FROM Georgia News, The Chamber Connection · Jun 25, 2018

Georgia Joint Defense Commission

Senate Bill 395 , sponsored by Senate Veterans, Military, and Homeland Security Chairman Ben Watson (Savannah), and Representative Dave Belton (Madison) designates membership and funding for the creation of the “Georgia Joint Defense Commission.” How does Senate Bill 395 impact Georgia’s economy? The “Georgia Joint Defense Commission” will provide recommendations that promote the economic growth and… Continue Reading


FROM Georgia News, The Chamber Connection · Jun 22, 2018

DATA CENTER LEGISLATION

House Bill 696 modernizes the state’s existing tax statute to permit state sales and use tax exemptions for high-technology data centers. House Bill 696, sponsored by Representative Trey Kelley of Cedartown and Senate Majority Whip, Steve Gooch of Dahlonega incentivizes large investments by data centers. How does House Bill 696 impact Georgia’s economy? The three-tiered… Continue Reading


FROM Georgia News, The Chamber Connection · Jun 21, 2018

“Tracy Rainey Act”

House Bill 739, sponsored by Representative Al Williams (Midway) and Senator Ben Watson (Savannah), addresses an existing code in Georgia law regarding professional certification for military spouses as the “Tracey Rainey Act.” How does House Bill 739 impact Georgia’s economy? House Bill 739 creates licensure reciprocity for military spouses to qualify for temporary or expedited… Continue Reading


FROM The Chamber Connection · Mar 8, 2018

The Chamber Connection –February 26, 2018

STATE HOUSE ANNOUNCES TRANSIT LEGISLATION Georgia Chamber and GTA back House Transportation Bill. GEORGIA CHAMBER AND GTA SUPPORT TRANSIT BILL Georgia House transit bill seeks to improve 13 metro Atlanta Counties. CHAMBER INSIGHTS The Georgia Chamber has partnered with DNR to provide a post disaster recovery resource! INVESTOR BENEFITS Learn more about how you can take advantage… Continue Reading


FROM The Chamber Connection · Mar 8, 2018

The Chamber Connection – February 9, 2018

GEORGIA CHAMBER & GLR SUPPORT HR 993 Click here to learn more about the Chamber’s efforts to establish a statewide business court. GENERAL ASSEMBLY PASSES HOUSE BILL 150 With the help of the Georgia Chamber, lawmakers extend sunset to continue GDOT program. CHAMBER INSIGHTS Ever wonder what the difference between a state and local chamber… Continue Reading


FROM The Chamber Connection · Mar 8, 2018

The Chamber Connection – January 26, 2018

FIRST MAJOR TRADE ACTION OF 2018 Trump administration applies 30% tariffs to solar panels. CANDIDATES PRIORITIZE TRANSPORTATION Gubernatorial candidates name transportation a legislative priority. AFFILIATE UPDATE Catch up on what our affiliates have been up to lately and how to get involved.  INVESTOR BENEFITS Take advantage of the exclusive benefits that come with your Chamber membership! NEW… Continue Reading


FROM The Chamber Connection · Jan 12, 2018

The Chamber Connection – January 12, 2018

STATE OF THE STATE ADDRESS Governor Deal delivers unifying final state of the state address. EGGS AND ISSUES BREAKFAST RECAP Check out this recap of the 2018 Eggs and Issues Breakfast. EXPERIENCE CUBA WITH THE CHAMBER Find out how you can take advantage of this investor benefit. NEW MEMBER WELCOME Learn more about Savannah’s newest specialty finance… Continue Reading


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