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  • Chris Clark
    Chris Clark
    President & CEO, Georgia Chamber of Commerce
    Expanding, Improving Connections Good for our State
    29 April 2014 Comments

    It is hard to remember a world that wasn’t connected by the internet. Over the past few decades, it has gone from being a resource used primarily by universities to a way of life for us all. We turn to it for information and entertainment, communication and business transactions. ... Read

  • Chris Clark
    Chris Clark
    President & CEO, Georgia Chamber of Commerce
    2013 Congressional Luncheon: Saluting Senator Chambliss
    27 August 2013 Comments

    Last week, the Georgia Chamber held its annual Congressional Luncheon in Macon at the Macon Marriott Centreplex. Over 1,000 attendees gathered to celebrate the career and accomplishments of U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss – who will retire from public service at the end of his Senate term in 2014.... Read

  • Chris Clark
    Chris Clark
    President & CEO, Georgia Chamber of Commerce
    Don’t Miss “Access to Capital: Money to Mainstreet” Presented by Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp.
    29 July 2013 Comments

    On August 14, Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. will host an informative event for businesses -- "Access to Capital: Money to Mainstreet". Please see the flyer below and I encourage you to attend if you are seeking startup, working or growth capital. You will have the opportunity to learn about various local sources and find out which are right for your business! ... Read

  • Chris Clark
    Chris Clark
    President & CEO, Georgia Chamber of Commerce
    Implementation Delayed on ACA
    3 July 2013 Comments

    Yesterday, as employers across our state and nation struggle with the implementation of the new federal health care law, the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced that implementation of the employer mandate provisions would be delayed until January 2015.... Read

  • Chris Clark
    Chris Clark
    President & CEO, Georgia Chamber of Commerce
    Ninety-seven percent of the Georgia General Assembly Earns a Passing Grade from Georgia Chamber this Year
    31 May 2013 Comments

    Last week, we released our 2013 Legislative Scorecard – on which members of the Georgia General Assembly were graded based on their votes related to certain pro-business measures addressed during this legislative session. Nearly every lawmaker in both the Georgia House and Senate earned a passing grade, with an 18-percent increase in passing scores as compared to our report last year.... Read

  • Chris Clark
    Chris Clark
    President & CEO, Georgia Chamber of Commerce
    2013 Legislative Session Good for Georgia
    4 April 2013 Comments

    Bills passed that will enhance state’s economic competitiveness... Read

  • Chris Clark
    Chris Clark
    President & CEO, Georgia Chamber of Commerce
    Launching the Georgia Chamber Center for Competitiveness
    21 March 2013 Comments

    Last week, the Georgia Chamber launched our new Center for Competitiveness led by Executive Director John Krueger. This center will spearhead research and work with the Chamber's key stake holders to develop solutions to Georgia's short and-long term challenges we face in business climate, education and workforce development, economic growth and innovation and technology.... Read

  • Chris Clark
    Chris Clark
    President & CEO, Georgia Chamber of Commerce
    Georgia Chamber Releases Smarter Funding, Better Outcomes Report
    9 January 2013 Comments

    In a newly published report on Georgia's K-12 finance system, the Georgia Chamber has recommended that the state transition to a new school funding system that would tie the majority of the state's $7.5 billion in K-12 spending directly to student need, with the ultimate goal of improving public school outcomes and increasing the quality of our state's future workforce.... Read

  • Chris Clark
    Chris Clark
    President & CEO, Georgia Chamber of Commerce
    Employment Laws Play Important Role in Creating Jobs
    27 September 2012 Comments

    Earlier this month our state and nation celebrated Labor Day, a holiday that appropriately recognizes the important contributions made by the American worker today and throughout our history. Of course, it is impossible to think about who is working today without also remembering the thousands who have found themselves without employment during this challenging time for our economy. ... Read

  • Chris Clark
    Chris Clark
    President & CEO, Georgia Chamber of Commerce
    We Must Avoid The Fiscal Cliff!
    18 September 2012 Comments

    Last week, the Georgia Chamber was one of 298 organizations that signed a letter sent to President Obama and the members of Congress, urging them to take the necessary steps to avoid the looming fiscal cliff – as soon as possible. Not only is this necessary to avoid large tax increases at a time when our economy is already fragile – it is also critical that businesses across the nation have the certainty they need regarding their financial future.... Read

  • Chris Clark
    Chris Clark
    President & CEO, Georgia Chamber of Commerce
  • Chris Clark
    Chris Clark
    President & CEO, Georgia Chamber of Commerce
    Vote ‘Yes’ for Transportation, Economic Success
    18 July 2012 Comments

    On July 31, the people of this state have an opportunity to invest in our future. We get to decide if we will continue to be a state envied and imitated by our competition or if we will cede our leading status to others, allowing them to attract the jobs and economic investment we critically need. Yes, I am referring to the regional transportation referendum that will be on the ballot. And no, I do not believe that I am exaggerating the impact the result will have throughout our state. ... Read

    Tags Transportation
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    Chris Clark
    President & CEO, Georgia Chamber of Commerce
    Leading Small Business Forward in Georgia
    23 May 2012 Comments

    As the Georgia Chamber joins with the U.S. Small Business Administration to celebrate “National Small Business Week,” it is important that we all recognize the tremendous impact small business success has had on Georgia’s economy. ... Read

  • Chris Clark
    Chris Clark
    President & CEO, Georgia Chamber of Commerce
    2012 Legislative Session Good for Business, Competitiveness
    9 April 2012 Comments

    It is official. The 2012 session of the Georgia General Assembly is over. Forty working days have come and gone, and over 500 pieces of legislation are on their way to Governor Deal for him to sign or veto. Those who follow these things will spend the next several weeks analyzing what passed, what didn’t, and what the impact will be on our state’s future.... Read

  • Chris Clark
    Chris Clark
    President & CEO, Georgia Chamber of Commerce
    Focus on Resources Key to Economic Recovery
    12 March 2012 Comments

    Keystone project would create jobs, stabilize oil prices... Read

    Tags Environment & Energy
  • Chris Clark
    Chris Clark
    President & CEO, Georgia Chamber of Commerce
    Charter Schools: Quality Education for a Quality Workforce
    21 February 2012 Comments

    For too many Georgians, finding a job is hard to do these days. And for those who do not have the skills or training required, it is even harder.... Read

    Tags Education & Workforce Development
  • Chris Clark
    Chris Clark
    President & CEO, Georgia Chamber of Commerce
    Georgia Competitive Initiative
    1 February 2012 Comments

    For nearly one hundred years, the Georgia Chamber has partnered with elected leaders to identify and implement policies that will grow our state’s economy, foster job creation, and ensure a high quality of life for all Georgians. This collaboration between the business community and government has resulted in a state that ranks consistently as one of the best to do business and, thanks to the vision and leadership of Governor Nathan Deal, will continue to do so long into the future. ... Read

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