LEGISLATIVE PRIORITY

Economic Development

Background

The Georgia Chamber of Commerce seeks to maintain a harmonious balance in the relationship between employees and employers in our state. The Chamber works to ensure policies are created that benefit the employer-employee relations hip and allow business to be competitive with their workforce.

The Georgia Chamber of Commerce recognizes the impact of global competition on businesses and supports tax proposals that encourage job creation and retention in Georgia. We recognize that businesses are the key to jobs, economic development and an improved quality of life for all Georgians. We also recognize that business investment decisions are seldom made in a vacuum, but are decided based on a number of economic and quality-of-life variables.

Georgia is home to a diverse economy of businesses of all sizes.  We are blessed with academic institutions that are turning out cutting edge research and development alongside potential employees.  In order to fully realize our economic potential, we must do more to develop homegrown startup companies, modernize public policy for growing segments of the economy, and leverage existing industries to bring in affiliated businesses.

 

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Position

We recognize that businesses are the key to jobs, economic development and an improved quality of life for all Georgians. We also recognize that business investment decisions are seldom made in a vacuum, but are decided based on a number of economic and quality-of-life variables.

Key Priorities

  • Ensure Georgia is able to grow its economy and maintain its reputation as a leader for global commerce by opposing policies that promote discrimination or would have a discriminatory effect.
  • Continue to build an attractive statewide ecosystem for venture and seed capital through support for Invest Georgia and other program
  • Support ongoing examination of the current tax base, tax rates, tax incentives and compliance requirements to ensure a Georgia business environment that is fair and competitive — not only for the state’s current businesses but also for businesses considering relocating

Latest Updates

The latest Economic Development updates for the state of Georgia.

May 19, 2016 - 9:47 pm
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Also sponsored by Representative Brett…
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Sponsored by Representative Brett Harrell…
May 19, 2016 - 9:46 pm
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May 19, 2016 - 9:45 pm
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The annual IRS update bill…
May 19, 2016 - 8:43 pm
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Inspired by discussions of the…
April 22, 2016 - 6:03 pm
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The annual IRS update bill,…

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Government Affairs team is committed to connecting world-class expertise to policymakers at all levels of government, aiding in their work to enhance Georgia's economic vitality and quality of life.

David Raynor

Senior Vice President, Public Affairs
Georgia Chamber of Commerce



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