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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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Georgia Chamber Applauds Governor Kemp and the Department of Labor for Addressing Georgia’s Growing Labor Crisis 

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.  # # #  Stay informed of the Georgia Chamber’s position and engagement…

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OP-ED: Georgia’s Growing Labor Crisis

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. In 2020, Georgia saw a record 40% annual increase in…

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Georgia Chamber Issues Statement on SK Innovation Announcement

Atlanta, Ga – April 12 – The Georgia Chamber is pleased that SK Innovation and LG Energy Solutions have reached an agreement that allows SK Innovation to continue its multi-billion-dollar manufacturing project in Jackson County, Georgia. This investment into our state will result in over 2,600 jobs while growing secondary and tertiary markets across the region. We deeply appreciate the bipartisan leadership of Governor Kemp and his economic development…

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GBAN 2021 Legislative Update – Sine Die Edition

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 approximately 400 bills during the 2021-2022 legislative session. The organization…

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Georgia Chamber Commends Governor and General Assembly on Passage of HB 479

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 in 2020. We are grateful for the bipartisan efforts of…

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Georgia Chamber Supports Those Impacted By Recent Storms

Atlanta, Ga – March 26, 2021 – The Georgia Chamber stands with our citizens, businesses, first responders, utility workers, and local Chamber partners as we continue to pray for all those impacted by yesterday’s storms. We encourage every Georgian to come together to support those in need and those on the front lines of recovery. # # # If you are interested in donating to…

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Georgia Chamber Issues Statement on Voting Rights

Georgia Chamber Commends Governor Kemp and the General Assembly on Voting Rights Action March 25, 2021 In February, the Georgia Chamber stated that with respect to pending election legislation, we believe it should be easy to vote, hard to commit fraud and that Georgians should have faith and confidence in secure, accessible, and fair elections. Legislation, passed today, historically broadens access to the ballot box…

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