by Chris Clark, President & CEO, Georgia Chamber Across our state, workforce shortages persist, impacting every industry and size of business. And though we have witnessed an unprecedented global pandemic, this war for talent existed long before 2020 as employers began to experience mismatched skill sets in their job candidates. Notwithstanding, COVID-19 accelerated this trend,…

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July 28, 2021 – The Georgia Chamber of Commerce and the Georgia Transportation Alliance (GTA) stand in support of the nearly $1 trillion infrastructure agreement brokered today between a bi-partisan group of United States Senators and President Joe Biden. A strong focus on transportation infrastructure investment is a fundamental component of Georgia’s success as the…

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Caption: Leaders from the Georgia Chamber Government Affairs Council congratulate the 2021 Legislators of the Year. L to R: Kevin Perry, Ga Beverage Assoc., Brandon Reese, Wellstar Health System, Rep. Shaw Blackmon, Sen. Ben Watson, Rep. Stan Gunter and David Raynor, Georgia Chamber. June 10, 2021 – Atlanta, Ga  – The Georgia Chamber of Commerce…

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Public Strategy Session, presented by Wells Fargo, continues along the Coast as Georgia Chamber celebrates the grand opening of a third office location Georgia Region 12 – May 27, 2021 – The Georgia Chamber is hosting a series of virtual and safe, in-person planning events known collectively as the 2021 Reimagined New Georgia Economy Tour. Presented by Wells Fargo, the Reimagined…

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Atlanta – May 13 – The Georgia Chamber applauds Governor Brian Kemp and Department of Labor Commissioner Mark Butler for addressing Georgia’s growing labor shortage crisis. Today’s actions will help facilitate filling hundreds of thousands of available jobs and successfully getting Georgians back to work.  We also encourage Georgia job creators to work with the Department of Labor and other organizations to address transition needs for new workers.  # #…

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We all know that Georgians have an incredible work ethic and want to work. As we continue to recover from this pandemic-induced recession, we are hearing from a growing chorus of small business owners, agricultural leaders, managers in retail, manufacturing and nearly every industry sector across the country concerned about the lack of available workforce.…

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LEGISLATIVE CALENDAR This week, the General Assembly convened on Monday, March 29, and Wednesday, March 31, completing legislative days 39 and 40, the final days of the session. Governor Brian Kemp will have 40 calendar days to consider signing, vetoing or taking no action on legislation passed by the General Assembly. The Georgia Chamber tracked…

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Atlanta – April 1 – The Georgia Chamber commends Governor Kemp and the Georgia General Assembly on the passage of HB 479 to repeal Georgia’s antiquated citizen’s arrest law. Originally crafted in 1863, the state’s current law allows for gross negligence within our judicial system, as seen in the case of Ahmaud Arbery’s senseless murder…

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