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Georgia Business Action Network – February 28, 2020

LEGISLATIVE CALENDAR This week the General Assembly convened on Monday, February 24 for legislative day 17 and worked through Friday, February 28 to complete legislative day 21 of 40. The legislature will reconvene on Monday, March 2 and work through Thursday, March 5.  To view the latest adjournment resolution click here. ELECTIONS 2020 election cycle candidate qualifying for both partisan and nonpartisan races will begin Monday,…

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Business Intelligence Bulletin – COVID19 Update

 Georgia Chamber Encourages Fact-Based Decision Making on COVID19 Both U.S. Chamber and Governor Kemp’s Office point to CDC as best source for information  The Georgia Chamber is encouraging Georgia businesses to make fact-based decisions and to stay updated regarding COVID19. “We thank Governor Brian Kemp and his steady hand through the early days of the process to keep Georgia safe and our economy strong,” said Chris Clark, Georgia Chamber President and…

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Smart Decisions Coalition Recommendations

The Smart Decisions Coalition (Coalition) released a set of recommendations that represent a variety of policy options that can be pursued by policymakers, local community leaders, or business leaders to improve Georgia’s talent pipeline. The Smart Decisions Coalition is a coordinated effort by Georgia’s community, business, and education leaders created by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce Foundation to increase college enrollment and completion to improve…

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Georgia Business Action Network – February 14, 2020

LEGISLATIVE CALENDAR This week, the legislature stood in recess to allow the House and Senate Appropriations Committees to conduct hearings for both the FY 2020 Amended and FY 2021 budgets. The General Assembly will reconvene on February 18, 2020 for legislative day 13 and work through Friday, February 21. To view the latest adjournment resolution click here. ACTION ALERT: STATEWIDE BUSINESS COURT Please join the…

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Georgia Business Action Network – February 7, 2020

LEGISLATIVE CALENDAR This week, the general assembly reconvened on February 3, 2020 for legislative day 10, and worked through Wednesday, February 5th completing legislative day 12. The legislature will stand in recess until February 18, 2020 when it will reconvene for legislative day 13.  To view the latest adjournment resolution click here. ACTION ALERT: STATEWIDE BUSINESS COURT Please join the statewide business community in urging…

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Future of Series

At the start of 2019, the Georgia Chamber of Commerce launched the ‘New Georgia Economy,’ a strategic plan and regional tour designed to help our state better prepare for emerging economic changes. Since our launch, we have traveled the state working tirelessly to provide entrepreneurs, small business owners, and local communities with the tools needed to tackle these inevitable changes head-on. We are excited to…

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Georgia Business Action Network – January 31, 2020

LEGISLATIVE CALENDAR This week, the general assembly reconvened on January 27, 2020 for legislative day 5, and worked through Friday, January 31 completing legislative day 9. The legislature will reconvene on Monday, February 3 and work through Thursday, February 6. ACTION ALERT: STATEWIDE BUSINESS COURT UPDATE Contact your senator to vote YES on Senate Bill 110. In 2019, the State-wide Business Court enabling legislation was…

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Georgia Business Action Network – January 24, 2020

LEGISLATIVE CALENDAR The legislature was in recess this week to allow the House and Senate Appropriations Committees to conduct joint state budget hearings. The General Assembly will reconvene on January 27, 2020 for legislative day 5, and work through Friday, January 31. BUDGET PRESENTATION HELD BEFORE JOINT COMMITTEE Tuesday through Thursday this week, state legislative budget committee members heard from Governor Kemp, the state’s fiscal…

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Georgia Business Action Network – January 17, 2020

LEGISLATIVE CALENDAR Monday marked the start of the 2020 Session of the Georgia General Assembly.  The legislature met Monday through Thursday, completing the 4th legislative day of 40. Next week, the House and Senate Appropriations Committees will meet jointly to hear from Governor Kemp and various state agency leaders regarding the FY 2020 Amended and FY 2021 Budgets.  Hearings are scheduled to begin on Tuesday,…

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2020 Rural Recommendations

The Georgia Chamber, Georgia Chamber Foundation, and Georgia Chamber Rural Prosperity Council are proud to present the 2020 Rural Recommendations report as part of our continued efforts to elevate Georgia’s 140 rural counties. Since 2018, the Georgia Chamber Center for Rural Prosperity has used our annual Rural Recommendation report to propose hundreds of recommendations intended to stimulate economic vitality and quality of life in rural Georgia.  In addition to dozens…

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