Georgia Chamber

Legislative Updates

Georgia Is Making the Business Case

By Chris Clark, President & CEO, Georgia Chamber While most of the country has suffered significant GDP losses and an economic downturn, Georgia has experienced a solid top 10 economic growth in the first half of 2022. Around the state, corporate leaders and small businesses are worried about national inflation but remain optimistic and confident about Georgia’s own economic prospects. That confidence is borne out…

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Georgia Chamber to Host Annual Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Summit

Business and community leaders engage to foster open and honest dialogue Tuesday, October 18, 2022 — The Georgia Chamber announces that it will host its annual Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Summit on November 1, 2022, at the Hilton Atlanta Airport starting at 8:00AM. The event is seen as a meaningful opportunity to bring together business and community leaders who are paving the way for change…

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Georgia Chamber Announces Legislative Endorsements for the 2022 Midterm Election

Atlanta, GA – Friday, September 30, 2022 – Today, the Georgia Chamber of Commerce announced its slate of legislative endorsements for the 2022 Midterm Election. As the premiere statewide business advocacy organization, the Chamber not only engages in public policy matters, but it also engages politically to ensure candidates for office remain focused on building a better state for business. Each election cycle, the Chamber’s…

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Remembering Former Georgia First Lady Sandra Deal

Georgia Chamber Remembers Former Georgia First Lady Sandra Deal Legacy of educating Georgia’s children and charitable works endure Atlanta, Georgia – August 24, 2022 – The Georgia Chamber of Commerce recognizes the passing of former Georgia First Lady Sandra Deal yesterday in Demorest, GA. “Few women have left such an indelible mark on the State of Georgia as did former First Lady Sandra Deal,” said…

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Georgia Is Well Positioned to Weather the Coming Economic Storm

By Chris Clark, President & CEO, Georgia Chamber of Commerce War in Ukraine. COVID-19 variant BA.5. Rising interest rates. High fuel costs. Soaring food prices. West coast supply chain failures. Chinese economic and banking crisis. Taiwan. Political races across the country. A disconnect between Washington policies and small businesses. Exceptional level droughts around the world. Labor shortages. High home prices coupled with a lack of…

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Georgia Chamber Hosts Annual Congressional Luncheon

More than 1,300 attend bi-partisan event in Macon Atlanta, Georgia – August 11, 2022 – On Tuesday, August 9th, the Georgia Chamber of Commerce hosted their annual Congressional Luncheon in Macon, Georgia at the Edgar H. Wilson Convention Center with a sold-out crowd. Each year, the luncheon brings together over one thousand business leaders, state and federal elected officials, and community champions from all regions…

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Georgia Chamber Endorses Burt Jones for Lieutenant Governor

Atlanta, Georgia – August 10, 2022 – The Georgia Chamber of Commerce announces its endorsement of Burt Jones in the general election for Lieutenant Governor. Each election cycle, the Chamber’s Political Affairs Council vets dozens of candidates for office. After working through the endorsement process, business leaders from across the state are confident that Senator Jones will make effective policy decisions that positively impact free…

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Chamber to Host Annual Congressional Luncheon on August 9th

Atlanta, GA (August 8, 2020) – The Georgia Chamber will be joined by business leaders, state and federal elected officials, and community champions at Tuesday’s annual Congressional Luncheon in Macon, GA. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear directly from members of Georgia’s state and federal delegations on talent and infrastructure of the future. The 2022 Congressional Luncheon will begin on Tuesday, August 9, 2022 at…

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Legislators scored on pro-business action during 2021-2022 Session

83% overall approval rating given based on voting, support Atlanta, GA – August 2, 2022 – The Georgia Chamber has officially released its 2021-2022 Legislative Scorecard highlighting how elected officials voted on the business community’s top issues during the most recent legislative biennium. With hundreds of bills introduced and debated each legislative session, the Georgia Chamber’s legislative team along with its members identify the most…

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Statement on Creation of Small Business & Supplier Diversity Manager Position

Atlanta, Georgia – July 13, 2022 –Today, Governor Brian Kemp announced the creation of a position within the Department of Administrative Services (DOAS) to help strengthen and support Georgia’s small business ecosystem. The Small Business and Supplier Diversity Manager will work to broaden communication and engagement with minority-owned businesses. “The Georgia Chamber commends Governor Kemp on this announcement as the creation of this position further…

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