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Georgia’s Businesses Need Fair and Consistent Federal Tax Policy

By Chris Clark, President & CEO, Georgia Chamber of Commerce As the state’s largest business advocacy organization, the Georgia Chamber has worked diligently alongside state leaders and lawmakers to ensure that Georgia’s tax structure and economic policy are some of the most competitive and fiscally responsible in the nation. For over 40 years, companies have flocked to our state because of our pro-job creation philosophy. Having…

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Georgia Chamber Urges Congressional Delegation to Act on Harmful Tax Policies

Atlanta, Georgia – Today, the Georgia Chamber, the state’s largest business advocacy organization which represents tens and thousands of members, sent a letter to Georgia’s Congressional Delegation urging them to take immediate action on four business-killing federal tax policies.   In 2017, the Tax Cut and Jobs Act brought about the most comprehensive tax overhaul the United States has seen in over three decades. While some…

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Post-Session Reflections

By Chris Clark, President & CEO, Georgia Chamber of Commerce After an unprecedented year of business development with over $21 billion of investment from 348 projects in 2022, Governor Kemp, Lt Governor Jones, Speaker Burns, and the Georgia General Assembly have proven they are dedicated to continuing that trend in 2023. During the 40-day legislative session, the Georgia Chamber worked on over 350 bills. Ultimately, our…

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Georgia Chamber Celebrates Pro-Business Victories in 2023 Legislative Session

Atlanta, Georgia – Tuesday, April 11, 2023 – On Wednesday, March 29th, the Georgia General Assembly concluded the first session of the 2023-2024 legislative biennium. The Georgia Chamber of Commerce thanks members of the House and Senate for their focus on economic development, job creation, infrastructure, and education. Many of the Chamber’s top-priority bills involving statewide economic growth and workforce development were adopted by the…

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Workforce Shortages Necessitate State Solutions to Workforce Housing

By Chris Clark, President & CEO, Georgia Chamber of Commerce When it comes to economic growth, Georgia keeps setting records. Last year alone, we saw a whopping $21.2 billion in investments and 51,132 newly created jobs as a result of 358 projects across the state. What’s more—85% of this investment and more than 30,000 jobs came from rural Georgia. Not surprisingly, Georgia was ranked the number…

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Hub Chamber Council Supported Bills Pass through House and Senate Floors on Crossover Day

Atlanta, GA – The Hub Chamber Council, an integrated policy group of the eleven leading metro Hub Chambers outside of the Atlanta area, is excited to announce the passage of two supported bills, House Bill 514 and Senate Bill 195, this past Crossover Day at the State Capitol. House Bill 514 carried by House Representative Dale Washburn (House District 144- Macon), addresses Georgia growing housing…

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Georgia Chamber Announces an Official Sustainability Partner

Atlanta, GA – The Georgia Chamber, the state’s largest business advocacy organization, convenor, and future caster, is proud to announce a new sustainability partnership with Woodard & Curran. “We believe this collaboration will not only benefit our members, but also contribute to a more sustainable future for the state of Georgia,” said Chris Clark, President & CEO, Georgia Chamber. Woodard & Curran is an integrated…

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Georgia Chamber of Commerce Releases Statewide CEO Survey Results

Survey proves Georgia CEOs are more optimistic about the Georgia economy than national economy and project growth on the horizon Atlanta, GA – Tuesday, March 7, 2023 – Today the Georgia Chamber of Commerce released the results from its inaugural CEO and Executive Insights survey which gathered insights from top Georgia executives and small business owners on their long-term business outlook and sentiment on top…

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Georgia Chamber Endorses Holt Persinger in State House District 119 Special Election Runoff

Atlanta, Georgia – Monday, February 27, 2023 – The Georgia Chamber of Commerce announces its endorsement of Holt Persinger in the special election runoff for State House District 119, which includes portions of Barrow and Jackson Counties. Each election cycle, the Chamber’s Political Affairs Council vets dozens of candidates for office. After working through the endorsement process, business leaders from across the state are confident…

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Georgia Coalition for Housing Opportunity Proud to Support HB 517, HB 514

New legislation will cut government red tape, encourage private sector innovation, and increase access to safe, affordable housing Atlanta, GA – The Georgia Coalition for Housing Opportunity (GCHO) is proud to support HB 517 and HB 514, legislation introduced by Representative Dale Washburn, R-Macon, which will address the affordable housing crisis in Georgia and encourage sustainable workforce housing solutions across the state. Record economic development and…

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