Georgia Chamber

Legislative Updates

2024 Legislative Session Recap

By Chris Clark, President & CEO, Georgia Chamber of Commerce It’s no secret that during an election season, polarizing debates and partisan politics can often overshadow the work being done on behalf of all Georgians. As we reflect on the last two years and the issues that have been most important for the business community, I’m proud of the bipartisanship, civility and integrity displayed by…

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Georgia Chamber Releases Results of 2024 Executive Insights Survey

ATLANTA – The Georgia Chamber of Commerce, the state’s leading business advocacy and research organization, released the results of its annual Executive Insights Survey providing an overview of the state of Georgia’s economic environment and the issues top-of-mind for Georgia’s business leaders. Each year, the Georgia Chamber partners with Deloitte Consulting LLP to reach over 1,000 executives from companies of every size and industry to gather…

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Georgia Chamber Affiliate Hosts Foundational Leadership and Entrepreneurship X-Perience State Competition

Fitzgerald, GA – On Friday, April 12, the Georgia Chamber of Commerce’s newest affiliate, the Georgia Foundational Leadership and Entrepreneurial X-Perience (FLEX), will hold its second annual state finals competition at the Fitzgerald High School College and Career Academy. Georgia FLEX is a fully immersive six-month entrepreneurial experience designed to engage high school students with business and community development projects, all while fostering the formation of…

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Georgia’s Business Community Celebrates Legislative Wins During 2024 Session

ATLANTA – The Georgia General Assembly completed the 2024 Legislative Session in the early morning hours of Friday, March 29, passing several pieces of key legislation that bolster our state’s economy and further solidify Georgia’s designation as the ‘No.1 place for business.’ The Georgia Chamber of Commerce and its Government Affairs Council, an advocacy organization comprised of over 500 government affairs professionals from every industry in…

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Georgia Chamber Hub Council Celebrates the Passage of Military Spousal Licensing Reform

ATLANTA – The Georgia Chamber’s Hub Chamber Council, a policy coalition featuring leadership from 11 of the state’s major Hub communities outside of metro Atlanta, has worked in close partnership with military installations across Georgia to advocate for the passage of significant reforms to the state’s licensing procedures for military spouses. On March 21, House Bill 880 passed the House of Representatives and now heads…

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Georgia Chamber Statement on Rivian R2 Model Announcement

“The Georgia Chamber remains confident in both Rivian and the viability of the Stanton Springs North site. The economy is going through a dramatic technological transformation with robotics, artificial intelligence, and the electrification of transportation. Innovation, while positive, is disruptive to the status quo and demands flexibility as we take a long-term approach to our state’s future economic success. Rivian has reiterated its commitment to…

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Georgia Chamber and GaDOE Announce Recipients of Rural Workforce Development Grants

ATLANTA – The Georgia Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Center for Talent and Workforce Preparedness, in partnership with the Georgia Department of Education, awarded thirty-one rural school districts across the state with funds to support workforce preparedness programs. The school districts that have been awarded grants are as follows: Appling, Banks, Ben Hill, Berrien, Brantley, Burke, Butts, Candler, Chattahoochee, Decatur, Early, Elbert, Emanuel, Irwin, Lamar, Lee,…

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Joint Statement: Georgia Chamber & Metro Atlanta Chamber on SB 180 Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA)

“The Metro Atlanta Chamber and Georgia Chamber of Commerce are focused on protecting Georgia’s reputation as the No. 1 state for business by supporting policies that drive economic development and job creation while defending against measures that would negatively impact our business climate.” “We believe it is best to focus on issues like workforce development, infrastructure and education which move our state forward and improve…

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Georgia Chamber Foundation Releases 2024 State of Housing Report

ATLANTA – The Georgia Chamber of Commerce Foundation released its 2024 State of Housing Report highlighting opportunities for Georgia’s leaders to implement strategic policies that encourage housing development and address the current workforce housing shortage. Georgia CEOs report that a lack of housing availability is the second most important issue impacting the state’s ability to attract, develop, and retain a competitive workforce. Over the last…

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Georgia Chamber Endorses Renae Bell in State Senate District 30 Special Election

ATLANTA – The Georgia Chamber of Commerce announces its endorsement of Renae Bell in the special election for State Senate District 30, which includes all of Haralson County and parts of Carroll, Paulding and Douglas Counties. 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…

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