Georgia Chamber

Legislative Updates

Georgia Chamber and Georgia Screen Entertainment Coalition Comment on Politicization of Film Industry

Atlanta, GA – Tuesday, May 10, 2022 – Georgia is one of the top filming locations in the world, and in FY2021 hosted a remarkable 366 film and television productions, generating $4 billion in direct spending in the state. “The Georgia Chamber continues to support the film industry’s strong presence in Georgia that began back in the early 1970’s and flourishes today,” said Chris Clark, President and…

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Georgia Chamber Announces State Legislative Endorsements for the 2022 Primary Election

Atlanta, Georgia – Tuesday, May 10, 2022 – The Georgia Chamber of Commerce announces a correction to the release issued on May 9, 2022, titled “Georgia Chamber Announces State Legislative Endorsements for the 2022 Primary Election.” The original release omitted two endorsements for open seats. This correction does not change any other information reported in the original release. The corrected release follows: Atlanta, GA –…

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PRO Act Is A Threat To Georgia’s Economy

Tuesday, May 3, 2022 – Atlanta, Georgia – The Georgia Chamber of Commerce represents over 47,000 businesses employing over 2.5 million Georgians across 500 business sectors and all counties of the Peach State, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce represents approximately 300,000 direct members and indirectly represents the interests of more than three million businesses and professional organizations of every size, in every economic sector,…

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Georgia Chamber Announces Inaugural Members of Hub Chamber Council

Atlanta, GA – Tuesday, April 19, 2022 – Acknowledging Georgia’s larger cities and counties (Metropolitan Statistical Areas or MSAs) outside of the Metro Atlanta region have their own unique issues and concerns that demand a more coordinated and specific program of work, the Georgia Chamber of Commerce along with the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce, the Athens Area Chamber of Commerce, the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce, the…

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Georgia Chamber Celebrates Pro-Business Legislative Session for 2022

Atlanta, GA – Thursday, April 7, 2022 – With the close of Monday’s business at the Capitol the Georgia Chamber of Commerce thanks House and Senate-leadership for their economic growth and mobility focus. These bills represent a wide range of topics spanning the range of the Chamber’s influence in the areas of economic development, education and workforce, health and wellness and transportation. In January, the Georgia Chamber…

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Survey: Georgia Voters Concerned About PRO Act and Its Negative Impacts on Workers, Small Business and Inflation

Monday, March 28, 2022 — Atlanta, Georgia – A new survey released by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce shows that Georgia likely voters are very concerned about the Protecting Right to Organize (PRO) Act and the negative and unintended impacts the legislation would have on Georgia workers, small businesses, and inflation. A significant majority of Georgia likely voters (75%) are most concerned that the PRO…

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Georgia Chamber Advisory Regarding News of Probable Russian Cyber-attack

Atlanta, Georgia – March 23, 2022 – The Georgia Chamber Foundation as a service to its member investors looks to inform and increase business cybersecurity awareness in the days to come. As the conflict in Ukraine has widened, the Biden administration is now cautioning companies to ‘harden their defenses’ about what they perceive as a probable cyber-attack on U.S. infrastructure. Georgia businesses should immediately begin…

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Building a Global Talent Pipeline

by Chris Clark, President & CEO, Georgia Chamber and Verónica Maldonado-Torres, Georgia Hispanic Chamber President & CEO    Even before COVID-19 hit our borders and changed virtually every business plan and legislative priority, the war for talent was being fought across every industry sector around the world.  Communities, states, and nations that want a prosperous future have prioritized issues ranging from reforming K-12 to developing…

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Georgia Chamber Kicks Off New Georgia Economy Tour for 2022

Thursday, March 17, 2022 – Atlanta, Georgia – The Georgia Chamber is proud to once again begin its statewide swing known as the New Georgia Economy Tour, presented by Wells Fargo. Each year the Georgia Chamber travels the state of Georgia listening to the needs of local leadership and business executives and sharing unique insights and data analysis developed by the Georgia Chamber Foundation to help…

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Georgia Chamber CEO on Proposed Suspension of Georgia Gas Tax

Atlanta, Georgia – March 9, 2022 – In response to Governor Brian Kemp’s efforts along with the General Assembly to suspend the fuel tax in the state of Georgia during this time of uncertainty, Chamber President and CEO, Chris Clark released the following statement today: “With nearly half of Georgia’s workforce employed by a small business and with small businesses themselves comprising almost 99% of…

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