Georgia Chamber

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Op-Ed | Chambers: The Transcendent Voice of Business

Chambers: The Transcendent Voice of Business By Peter Carter, Georgia Chamber Chairman When I think of today’s economy- riddled with a global pandemic, a strained healthcare system, racial inequalities, rural economic disparity, and a fickle market – it is hard to image a Chamber of Commerce playing a meaningful role. Like so many institutions, Chambers are struggling to provide relevance and value in a fundamentally…

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Op-Ed | What You Can Do As COVID-19 Continues

What You Can Do As COVID-19 Continues By Chris Clark, President & CEO, Georgia Chamber of Commerce Political pundits and healthcare researchers can argue second wave or simply a continuation of the original COVID-19 pandemic. However, the fact remains that the virus which hit us so hard in the spring continues to be a potent force as we head into the summer months. In recent…

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GBAN Legislative Update- June 26, 2020

Legislative Calendar The Georgia General Assembly convened on Saturday to complete legislative day 35 and reconvened on Monday, June 22 to complete legislative day 36 working through Friday, June 26 to complete legislative day 40, the final day of the session. Governor Brian Kemp will have 40 calendar days to consider legislation passed by the General Assembly. The Georgia Chamber tracked approximately 427 bills during…

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Georgia Chamber Strongly Opposes HB 1035

On Thursday, June 25, 2020, the Georgia Senate Rules Committee scheduled debate for HB 1035 increasing taxes to a proposal already designed to eliminate dozens of valuable incentives for our state. This bill raises cost for an already crippled and struggling business community seeking to reopen and rehire hardworking Georgians. The addition of a tax increase supplements funding cuts for historic preservation in our downtowns…

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Statement from the Georgia Chamber of Commerce and Metro Atlanta Chamber regarding the passage of HB 426 for Hate Crimes Legislation in Georgia

Joint Statement from the Georgia Chamber of Commerce and Metro Atlanta Chamber regarding the passage of HB 426 for Hate Crimes Legislation in Georgia: “Today marks a truly unprecedented moment in Georgia history. Our state and local leaders, business community, civic organizations, and our neighbors chose unity and helped to pass a comprehensive hate crimes bill in a historic and overwhelming bi-partisan vote. “To our…

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Georgia Chamber and GEDA Deliver Response to HB1035 Adoption

On Thursday, June 18, 2020, the Georgia Senate Finance Committee voted to pass HB1035 which eliminates dozens of valuable tax incentives that would harm manufacturers, who invested their own time and money to make PPE’s for our healthcare workers. The bill cuts rural programs at a time when every economic model shows that rural Georgia is suffering more and will take longer to recover. It…

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Georgia Chamber Supports Supreme Court Ruling on DACA Business community stands with Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals program

Atlanta, Ga — The Georgia Chamber supports the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling to uphold the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The U.S. healthcare system relies on over 27,000 medical workers that come through the DACA program, making this win critical to the nation’s ability to serve its population during a global pandemic. “DACA provides critical and essential workforce to our state and national…

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Op-Ed | The Inequality of Opportunity

Op-Ed | The Inequality of Opportunity by: Chris Clark, Georgia Chamber President & CEO We are in an important national conversation on systemic racism and the underlying inequality of economic opportunity in America. The Georgia Chamber and the business community will directly engage in dialogue and actively advocate for policies that create long term job growth, mobility, and equality for all Georgians. Doing so is…

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Hate Crime Coalition Joint Statement

Statement from the following organizations: The Georgia Chamber of Commerce, Metro Atlanta Chamber, Georgia Equality, Anti-Defamation League, Atlanta Black Chambers of Commerce, Georgia Greater Black Chamber of Commerce, the NAACP and the Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. “We want to thank Speaker Ralston and members of the House leadership team for their steadfast support of HB 426 in passing meaningful bi-partisan hate crimes legislation in…

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Georgia Chamber to Spotlight Manufacturing in Upcoming ‘Future Of’ Series in two-part virtual event June 23 and 24

The Georgia Chamber, in partnership with Next Generation Manufacturing, will spotlight small, large and minority manufacturing operations in Georgia at the Future of Manufacturing two-part event on June 23 and 24, 2020. The event will be held online and begins promptly at 11:00 AM EST on each of the two days featuring these one-hour virtual segments. “Our goal with the Future Of series is to…

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