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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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Georgia Chamber Foundation Announces New Center for Workforce and Talent Preparedness

ATLANTA – On Wednesday, January 10, the Georgia Chamber Foundation, the state’s leading economic research organization, announced the creation of its new Center for Workforce and Talent Preparedness at the Chamber’s annual Eggs and Issues breakfast. The Center for Workforce and Talent Preparedness is dedicated to leading Georgia businesses and partners in attracting, developing, connecting, and retaining the talent needed to drive a highly skilled…

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Georgia Leaders Appointed to 2024 Georgia Chamber Executive Committee

ATLANTA – Today, the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, the state’s most influential business advocacy organization, announced the transition of its leadership with Pedro Cherry succeeding Neil L. Pruitt, Jr. as Chairman. Pruitt, Chairman and CEO of PruittHealth, served as the Chairman of the Georgia Chamber for 2023 and will continue to serve on the Executive Committee as the Immediate Past Chair. Cherry serves as the…

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It’s Time for Washington to Reverse Course on Interest Rates

By Chris Clark, President & CEO, Georgia Chamber of Commerce It’s no surprise to anyone who has filled up their tank, been to the grocery store, or applied for a loan that sky-high inflation and increasing interest rates are placing an undue financial burden on citizens across the country and constraints on business investments. Here in Georgia, Governor Brian Kemp suspended the gas tax for months…

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Georgia Chamber and Fiserv Announce Recipients of 2024 Small Diverse Business Program Memberships

For Third Straight Year, Eight Diverse Businesses Selected to Receive One-Year Membership ATLANTA, GA – The Georgia Chamber has announced the recipients for this year’s Small Diverse Business Program memberships. Eight diverse businesses – Chil & Co, Novae, SheLends, TGK Trucking LLC, Southern Crescent Veteran Services Inc., IBEX Experts, SEAS Community Partners, and Westbridge Solutions – will have the opportunity to take full advantage of a one-year membership to the Georgia Chamber of Commerce. The program,…

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Georgia Chamber Foundation Releases War for Talent Economic Report

ATLANTA, GA, Nov. 17, 2023 – Today, the Georgia Chamber Foundation, the state’s leading economic research organization, announced the release of its Fourth Quarter Economic Report highlighting the strength of Georgia’s position in the global War for Talent. “The Georgia Chamber Foundation’s Quarterly Economic Reports provide data and information that allow business and community leaders to make strategic decisions and better utilize investments to make…

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Get Georgia Moving

By Chris Clark, President & CEO, Georgia Chamber of Commerce Georgia has boasted record economic growth for five consecutive years with over $134 billion in capital investment, $68 billion in real GDP growth, over two thousand new or expanded project locations, and 268,000 jobs created throughout every corner of the state. Our economic development successes aren’t an accident of geography. They result from thoughtful policies that…

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Georgia Chamber and GaDOE Partner on Rural Workforce Efforts

ATLANTA, GA, Oct. 6, 2023 – The Georgia Chamber Foundation is partnering with the Georgia Department of Education to support workforce readiness in rural school districts. GaDOE, in partnership with the Georgia Chamber of Commerce Foundation through the Georgia Chamber’s Center for Rural Prosperity, will award $3 million in grants to rural districts for projects designed to increase workforce readiness. Selected initiatives will be those…

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The Coming Crisis in Healthcare: Workforce

By Chris Clark, President & CEO, Georgia Chamber of Commerce, and Neil L. Pruitt, Jr., Chairman & CEO, PruittHealth Across Georgia and the country, we are experiencing a serious need for healthcare staff. Hospitals, senior care facilities, urgent care centers, local health clinics, and even imaging centers are facing long-term problems providing access to care for our citizens. We’ve seen this issue progressively worsen since COVID as burnout,…

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