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Georgia Chamber Continues Small Diverse Business Program, Sponsored by Fiserv

October 12, 2021 – The Georgia Chamber of Commerce continues its annual program to offer eight Chamber memberships to qualifying small, diverse businesses based in Georgia. The Small Diverse Business program, sponsored by Fiserv, embodies the Chamber’s vision for promoting diversity through leadership programs with an intentional focus on equity and inclusion as part of Georgia’s small business ecosystem. “Georgia Chamber membership via the Small…

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Georgia Businesses Unite to Push Back on Proposed IRS Reporting Requirement

October 7, 2021 – The Biden Administration is pushing a proposal that would require financial institutions to report all banking transactions, personal or business, for every account that has at least a $600 balance or does $50 in transactions per month ($600 annually). This rule would encompass every Georgian with a job or business and would be an infringement on personal and business privacy without…

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Challenge Accepted: Solving Georgia’s Labor Crisis

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, forcing many to retire, resign or reprioritize and this only…

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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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