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Georgia Chamber Strongly Opposes HB 1035

On Thursday, June 25, 2020, the Georgia Senate Rules Committee scheduled debate for HB 1035 increasing taxes to a proposal already designed to eliminate dozens of valuable incentives for our state. This bill raises cost for an already crippled and struggling business community seeking to reopen and rehire hardworking Georgians. The addition of a tax increase supplements funding cuts for historic preservation in our downtowns…

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Statement from the Georgia Chamber of Commerce and Metro Atlanta Chamber regarding the passage of HB 426 for Hate Crimes Legislation in Georgia

Joint Statement from the Georgia Chamber of Commerce and Metro Atlanta Chamber regarding the passage of HB 426 for Hate Crimes Legislation in Georgia: “Today marks a truly unprecedented moment in Georgia history. Our state and local leaders, business community, civic organizations, and our neighbors chose unity and helped to pass a comprehensive hate crimes bill in a historic and overwhelming bi-partisan vote. “To our…

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Georgia Chamber and GEDA Deliver Response to HB1035 Adoption

On Thursday, June 18, 2020, the Georgia Senate Finance Committee voted to pass HB1035 which eliminates dozens of valuable tax incentives that would harm manufacturers, who invested their own time and money to make PPE’s for our healthcare workers. The bill cuts rural programs at a time when every economic model shows that rural Georgia is suffering more and will take longer to recover. It…

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Georgia Chamber Supports Supreme Court Ruling on DACA Business community stands with Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals program

Atlanta, Ga — The Georgia Chamber supports the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling to uphold the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The U.S. healthcare system relies on over 27,000 medical workers that come through the DACA program, making this win critical to the nation’s ability to serve its population during a global pandemic. “DACA provides critical and essential workforce to our state and national…

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Op-Ed | The Inequality of Opportunity

Op-Ed | The Inequality of Opportunity by: Chris Clark, Georgia Chamber President & CEO We are in an important national conversation on systemic racism and the underlying inequality of economic opportunity in America. The Georgia Chamber and the business community will directly engage in dialogue and actively advocate for policies that create long term job growth, mobility, and equality for all Georgians. Doing so is…

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Hate Crime Coalition Joint Statement

Statement from the following organizations: The Georgia Chamber of Commerce, Metro Atlanta Chamber, Georgia Equality, Anti-Defamation League, Atlanta Black Chambers of Commerce, Georgia Greater Black Chamber of Commerce, the NAACP and the Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. “We want to thank Speaker Ralston and members of the House leadership team for their steadfast support of HB 426 in passing meaningful bi-partisan hate crimes legislation in…

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Georgia Chamber to Spotlight Manufacturing in Upcoming ‘Future Of’ Series in two-part virtual event June 23 and 24

The Georgia Chamber, in partnership with Next Generation Manufacturing, will spotlight small, large and minority manufacturing operations in Georgia at the Future of Manufacturing two-part event on June 23 and 24, 2020. The event will be held online and begins promptly at 11:00 AM EST on each of the two days featuring these one-hour virtual segments. “Our goal with the Future Of series is to…

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2020 Post-Primary Election Day Update

2020 Post-Primary Election Day Update On behalf of the Public Affairs Team at the Georgia Chamber, we would like to extend congratulations to candidates who secured victory in Georgia’s 2020 Primary Election on Tuesday, June 9. To view the full list of unofficial election results, click here. We would like to give special recognition to two Chamber-endorsed candidates, Clint Dixon (Senate District 45, Gwinnett county)…

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Georgia Chamber Applauds Supreme Court Ruling for Equality

Georgia Chamber Applauds Supreme Court Ruling for Equality Federal Law now prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation In an unprecedented ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court, federal law now prohibits discrimination of employees based on sexual orientation. Gay, lesbian and transgender individuals can celebrate equal rights in the workplace. “The Georgia Chamber stands in support of today’s historic Supreme Court ruling, because we believe that…

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Op-Ed | Immediate Action for A Strong Economic Recovery

Immediate Action for A Strong Economic Recovery By Chris Clark, President & CEO, Georgia Chamber of Commerce In 2008, I was called to Governor Perdue’s office, given the responsibility of Commissioner for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and immediately challenged to build a budget that would cut spending by 40%. Like all agency heads during the early days of the Great Recession, we…

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