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Civic Responsibility and Respect Statement

As Georgians complete the important task of voting this season, we would ask that everyone reject recent trends toward hostility and violence, and the acceptance of anything less than fact-based reporting. Disinformation and foreign influence seeking to discredit the principles of freedom under which we vote should not be enabled through our own actions. Instead, under the common banner of liberty-for-all, we must choose to…

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Georgia Chamber Congratulates Paul Bowers on Retirement, Welcomes Chris Womack as new CEO of Georgia Power

The Georgia Chamber congratulates our former Chairman, Paul Bowers, on his retirement from Georgia Power. As President & CEO, Bowers left an incredible legacy of leadership that has shaped the company’s culture into the  service-oriented organization it is today. We are excited to have our good friend Chris Womack follow as the new President & CEO. He will continue the company’s long history of being…

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Public Service Commissioner Jason Shaw Receives Support from Georgia’s Business Community & Craft Labor

Today, Public Service Commissioner Jason Shaw announced that he has received the endorsement of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce and the Georgia Labor Federation. With these endorsements, Shaw brings together the support of Georgia’s business leaders and craft labor around good, common-sense energy policy. “In a time of so much polarization, I am proud to earn the support of both Georgia’s leading business organization and…

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The Future of Energy

I recently participated in the Energy Forward virtual forum produced by Gas South and Cobb EMC. The discussion was eye opening and the take-away clear. Energy plays a more critical role than ever in site selection decisions and job growth. In many ways, energy investments are actually creating and supporting a “New Georgia Economy.” As we watch in horror at the rolling blackouts on the…

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Secretary Raffensperger Announces Safe, Secure, and Accessible Elections Task Force

Georgia Chamber President and CEO Chris Clark joins host of state leaders named to this effort Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger is forming a bipartisan task force to improve elections in Georgia. The Georgia Bipartisan Task Force for Safe, Secure, and Accessible Elections will meet weekly between now and the end of the year to further the discussion on the election this fall and…

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Georgia Chamber Endorses Senator David Perdue For Re-Election

Atlanta, Georgia – Thursday, October 22, 2020 – Today, the Georgia Chamber of Commerce formally endorsed U.S. Senator David Perdue for re-election, citing his outstanding record of defending free enterprise, creating jobs, and supporting small businesses during the COVID-19 crisis. “Georgia has been named the best state in the country in which to do business for seven consecutive years, and the Georgia Chamber of Commerce plays…

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Georgia Chamber Announces 2020 ‘Legislators of the Year’

Today, the Georgia Chamber of Commerce announced its 2020 Legislators of the Year awards. These awards are given to those elected officials who focus their legislative efforts on enacting policies that promote economic development and job creation throughout the state. These legislators are voted on by the Executive Committee of the Georgia Chamber’s Government Affairs Council (GAC), the body that both determines the organization’s legislative…

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Georgia Chamber Supports Governor Kemp’s Decision to Replenish Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund

The Georgia Chamber commends Governor Kemp for appropriating $1.5B to replenish the state’s unemployment insurance (UI) trust fund which has been significantly depleted as a result of the pandemic’s impact on Georgia’s economy. The distribution of these benefits to Georgians experiencing COVID-recession job loss provided real peace of mind to our families as well as help sustain vital economic activity. As we look forward to…

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Op-Ed | Secure Your Vote, Georgia

Secure Your Vote, Georgia By Chris Clark, Georgia Chamber President & CEO   2020 will go down in history as one of humanity’s most challenging moments in time. We started the year with a strong economy, and in the blink of an eye, we were crippled by a global pandemic. Needless to say, this year we have witnessed extreme highs and lows; yet, we are…

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Georgia Screen Entertainment Coalition Announces 2020 “Friends of Film” Award Winners

Legislators honored for their support and commitment to one of the state’s fastest growing industries Today the Georgia Screen Entertainment Coalition (GSEC) announced the recipients of its first-ever “Friends of Film” awards program. These awards recognize a bipartisan group of state legislators for their support of legislation and policies important to Georgia’s $8.6B film, television, and digital entertainment industry. Honorees this year include House Speaker…

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