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Legislative Updates

The Georgia Chamber Endorses Lauren “Bubba” McDonald for District 4 Public Service Commissioner Runoff

Runoff election is set for January 5, 2021 Atlanta, Georgia – Thursday November 12, 2020 – The Georgia Chamber announces its endorsement of Lauren “Bubba” McDonald for District 4 Public Service Commissioner. After working through the endorsement process, business leaders from across the state are confident that McDonald’s decades of business experience will lead to effective policy decisions to positively impact free enterprise and job…

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Op-Ed | The Future of Georgia Transportation

The Future of Georgia Transportation By Chris Clark, Georgia Chamber President & CEO   As the Georgia economy continues its recovery, we are seeing the return of the strength and importance of logistics and transportation. Moving manufactured goods, agriculture products and employees around town and around the world requires a visionary outlook. We must ensure that the actual wheels of free enterprise continue to roll…

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Georgia Chamber Announces an All-Virtual 2021 Eggs & Issues Breakfast

Tuesday, November 10, 2020— The Georgia Chamber announces that it will host its annual marquee event, the Eggs and Issues Breakfast, as an all-virtual program on January 13, 2021. The Georgia Chamber Eggs and Issues Breakfast is the largest, most prolific program that the Chamber hosts each and every year with more than 3,000 attendees statewide. “Based on member feedback and taking into consideration an…

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The Call for Rural Prosperity

I miss people; there, I said it. And as I reflect on the last few months, I am thankful for getting back to a safe, cautiously managed, version of in-person meetings and events. The Georgia Chamber hosted its first in-person and virtual event since March with the annual Rural Prosperity Summit presented by AT&T, the Georgia Community Foundation, Georgia EMC, and Georgia Realtors. Our fourth annual event was held in Tifton, not far from my hometown of Fitzgerald, and the turnout…

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Georgia Chamber Releases 2020 Legislative Scorecard

Legislators scored on pro-business action during session, 67% overall approval rating for 2020 The Georgia Chamber has officially released its 2019-2020 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 impactful issues to…

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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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