Georgians from all areas of the state made their way to Atlanta as the Georgia Chamber hosted their annual Eggs & Issues Breakfast at the Georgia World Congress Center on January 10, 2018. Community and industry leaders provided a legislative overview, and discussed issues relevant to Georgia’s economy. Featured guests and speakers included Governor Nathan Deal, Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle, and House Speaker David Ralston.
Each year, the overall goal is to generate discussion providing attendees with a broadened perspective when it comes to the status of Georgia’s economy. Georgia Chamber President and CEO, Chris Clark discussed eight key legislative priorities that the Chamber plans to focus on throughout 2018:
- Economic Mobility
- Talent and Leadership
- Global Hub for Commerce
- Rural Renaissance
- Innovation and Technology
- Legal and Business Climate
In addition to announcing the 8 for 18 Priorities initiative, Clark also highlighted the Chamber’s Rural Renaissance Agenda, which will serve as a set of recommendations based on feedback from thousands of Georgians in rural areas. The Chamber opened their Center for Rural Prosperity in Tifton, Georgia last May and held its first Rural Prosperity Summit this past November. The Rural Prosperity Council has focused on four key areas- incentives, the needs of our military communities, talent development, higher education, and entrepreneurship.
Clark also introduced the Georgia Chamber’s Authentic Georgia Campaign. The objective of the Authentic Georgia campaign, is to connect business leaders as they work to promote economic growth and mobility. Authentic Georgia is a unified brand that celebrates Georgia’s thriving businesses and diverse communities.