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Addressing Georgia’s Rural Labor Crisis

by Chris Clark, President & CEO, Georgia Chamber It’s been one year since the Georgia Chamber resumed safe, in-person events. After COVID riddled our very existence with uncertainty, we were forced to temporarily dispense with those gatherings to preserve the health and well-being of all Georgians. So, it was good to be out last week, traveling back to my roots in Fitzgerald, as well as…

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Georgia Chamber Addresses Federal COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

Atlanta, September 13, 2021 – Georgia employers and the Georgia Chamber have been working closely with Governor Kemp and state leaders to protect the lives and livelihoods of all citizens by encouraging mask-wearing, vaccination, and adherence to CDC guidelines as we navigate recovery together. Each workplace is different, and employers should continue to have the right to establish healthcare and vaccine policies that work for…

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Understanding Georgia’s Labor Shortage Crisis

It’s no secret. Our nation is facing a labor shortage crisis unlike anything we have ever seen. COVID-19 has shifted the way we approach our jobs and how we prioritize our lives. Just this week, Commissioner Mark Butler with the Georgia Department of Labor shared that despite a 300% increase in those who gained employment in July over June of this year, businesses are still…

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Economic Prosperity Requires Action on Crime

August 20, 2021 – A decade ago, businesses shifted their expansion, location, and relocation decisions from a model founded on incentives and infrastructure to one based on access to talent. Vibrant communities, otherwise known as live, work, play, and pray communities, have become the true economic drivers. No longer do workers move to better jobs. Today, better jobs move to workers. Now, companies routinely locate…

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Atlanta Fed President and CEO Raphael Bostic to Speak at 2021 American Rural Prosperity Summit

Head of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta addresses rural leaders in the Southeast Atlanta, Ga – August 18 – The Georgia Chamber has announced that Raphael Bostic, President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, will be a featured speaker at this year’s American Rural Prosperity Summit being held in Athens, Georgia, October 4-6. Presented by Georgia Power, the Chamber’s American Rural…

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The Georgia Chamber Addresses Public Safety and Crime

August 10, 2021 – “The Georgia Chamber believes that safe, healthy communities are paramount to our overall growth and economic stability. Crime and violence inhibit our recovery, lessen upward mobility, and perpetuate generational poverty. We stand with Governor Kemp, Lt. Governor Duncan, and Speaker Ralston in the fight against crime and applaud their efforts to make our state safer through policy solutions and partnerships with…

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Georgia Chamber and GTA Support Nearly $1-Trillion Bipartisan Infrastructure Agreement

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 #1 state in which to do business, and continued transportation…

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Georgia Chamber Announces 2021 ‘Legislators of the Year’

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 has announced its 2021 Legislators of the Year awards. These…

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Georgia Chamber Opens New Office in Brunswick, Expands Statewide Presence with Third Location 

  The Georgia Chamber announced the grand opening of its third office location in partnership with the Brunswick-Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce. This location will serve the coastal area business community and complements the Chamber’s Center for Rural Prosperity in Tifton and Headquarters in Atlanta. Georgia Chamber President and CEO Chris Clark said, “We are excited to officially open our third office location at the…

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Georgia Chamber Brings Reimagined Tour Stop to Brunswick, Opens New Office

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 New Georgia Economy Tour will gather input and data from…

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