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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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Georgia Chamber Commends Passage of SB 185

Georgia Chamber Commends Passage of Senate Bill 185 Atlanta, Ga – The Georgia Chamber commends the work of the General Assembly in passing Senate Bill 185 which provides a level playing field for all taxpayers involved in tax disputes. Georgia’s no. 1 business climate is predicated on its leaders’ ability to adopt policies that support an impartial and predictable tax system for all hardworking Georgians. We…

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Georgia Chamber Commends the House and the Senate on Passage of HB 112

Atlanta, Ga – March 17 – The Georgia Chamber has issued the following statement on the passage of HB 112: The Georgia Chamber commends the House and the Senate on passing House Bill (HB) 112 which extends COVID-19 liability protections for health care providers, facilities, and businesses. This bill protects the lives and livelihoods of all hardworking Georgians as our economy continues to recover. We…

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Georgia Chamber Commends the House for Passing HB 479

The Georgia Chamber commends Governor Kemp, the House of Representatives, and the bipartisan group of bill signers on the unanimous 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. Under this proposal, protections would be…

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Georgia Chamber Announces Full Support of House Bill 479

The Georgia Chamber announced its full support for House Bill 479 which would repeal the state’s current citizen’s arrest law from 1863. HB 479 was introduced by Governor Kemp and bipartisan leaders of the general assembly and supports the efforts begun last year with the passage of Hate Crimes legislation in Georgia. Chris Clark, President and CEO of the Georgia Chamber, shared, “Our antiquated citizen’s…

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The Georgia Chamber issues official statement on voting rights

The Georgia Chamber of Commerce believes the right to vote is one of the most sacred rights of a U.S. Citizen. We also believe that free enterprise thrives when democracy is secured, and civility is embraced. By upholding the American ideal of free and fair elections, we demonstrate our commitment to protect the votes and rights of all Georgians and the growth of free enterprise….

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