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Georgia Chamber of Commerce Thanks Governor Brian Kemp for Position on Civil Justice Reform

Athens, GA – At the Georgia Chamber of Commerce’s Congressional Luncheon held on August 8th, Governor Brian Kemp advocated for crucial reforms to Georgia’s civil justice system. Kemp emphasized the need to rectify the current one-sided laws which encourage frivolous lawsuits, create excessive legal costs, and inflate jury verdicts. Georgia’s current lawsuit environment escalates prices for our state’s goods, services, and insurance rates, affecting both businesses…

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Georgia Chamber Releases 2023 Legislative Scorecard

Atlanta, GA – The Georgia Chamber of Commerce, the state’s largest and most influential business advocacy organization, has released its official 2023 Legislative Scorecard showcasing how members of the general assembly voted on the business community’s top issues during the legislative session. The Georgia Chamber’s legislative team and its members tracked over 300 bills impacting statewide job creation, small business success, and economic development. Of…

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Dynamism in Georgia’s Economy

By Chris Clark, President & CEO, Georgia Chamber of Commerce Economic Dynamism is a term that refers to an economy’s adaptability, resiliency, competitiveness, and ability to respond to disruption. Georgia is no stranger to adaptability and resiliency, proven through our emergence from the COVID-19 pandemic with one of the nation’s leading economies. In the last four years, thanks to the leadership of Governor Brian Kemp,…

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Georgia Chamber Announces 2023 ‘Legislators of the Year’

Atlanta, GA – Today, the Georgia Chamber of Commerce announced the recipients of its 2023 Legislator of the Year Awards. Each year, the executive committee of the Chamber’s Government Affairs Council (GAC) votes on three members of the Georgia General Assembly whose efforts focused on promoting economic development, job creation, and free enterprise. One state Senate member, one state House member, and one freshman legislator…

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Georgia’s Businesses Need Fair and Consistent Federal Tax Policy

By Chris Clark, President & CEO, Georgia Chamber of Commerce As the state’s largest business advocacy organization, the Georgia Chamber has worked diligently alongside state leaders and lawmakers to ensure that Georgia’s tax structure and economic policy are some of the most competitive and fiscally responsible in the nation. For over 40 years, companies have flocked to our state because of our pro-job creation philosophy. Having…

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Georgia Chamber Urges Congressional Delegation to Act on Harmful Tax Policies

Atlanta, Georgia – Today, the Georgia Chamber, the state’s largest business advocacy organization which represents tens and thousands of members, sent a letter to Georgia’s Congressional Delegation urging them to take immediate action on four business-killing federal tax policies.   In 2017, the Tax Cut and Jobs Act brought about the most comprehensive tax overhaul the United States has seen in over three decades. While some…

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Post-Session Reflections

By Chris Clark, President & CEO, Georgia Chamber of Commerce After an unprecedented year of business development with over $21 billion of investment from 348 projects in 2022, Governor Kemp, Lt Governor Jones, Speaker Burns, and the Georgia General Assembly have proven they are dedicated to continuing that trend in 2023. During the 40-day legislative session, the Georgia Chamber worked on over 350 bills. Ultimately, our…

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Georgia Chamber Celebrates Pro-Business Victories in 2023 Legislative Session

Atlanta, Georgia – Tuesday, April 11, 2023 – On Wednesday, March 29th, the Georgia General Assembly concluded the first session of the 2023-2024 legislative biennium. The Georgia Chamber of Commerce thanks members of the House and Senate for their focus on economic development, job creation, infrastructure, and education. Many of the Chamber’s top-priority bills involving statewide economic growth and workforce development were adopted by the…

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Workforce Shortages Necessitate State Solutions to Workforce Housing

By Chris Clark, President & CEO, Georgia Chamber of Commerce When it comes to economic growth, Georgia keeps setting records. Last year alone, we saw a whopping $21.2 billion in investments and 51,132 newly created jobs as a result of 358 projects across the state. What’s more—85% of this investment and more than 30,000 jobs came from rural Georgia. Not surprisingly, Georgia was ranked the number…

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Hub Chamber Council Supported Bills Pass through House and Senate Floors on Crossover Day

Atlanta, GA – The Hub Chamber Council, an integrated policy group of the eleven leading metro Hub Chambers outside of the Atlanta area, is excited to announce the passage of two supported bills, House Bill 514 and Senate Bill 195, this past Crossover Day at the State Capitol. House Bill 514 carried by House Representative Dale Washburn (House District 144- Macon), addresses Georgia growing housing…

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