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Georgia Chamber Endorses Senator David Perdue For Re-Election

Atlanta, Georgia – Thursday, October 22, 2020 – Today, the Georgia Chamber of Commerce formally endorsed U.S. Senator David Perdue for re-election, citing his outstanding record of defending free enterprise, creating jobs, and supporting small businesses during the COVID-19 crisis. “Georgia has been named the best state in the country in which to do business for seven consecutive years, and the Georgia Chamber of Commerce plays…

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Georgia Chamber Announces 2020 ‘Legislators of the Year’

Today, the Georgia Chamber of Commerce announced its 2020 Legislators of the Year awards. These awards are given to those elected officials who focus their legislative efforts on enacting policies that promote economic development and job creation throughout the state. These legislators are voted on by the Executive Committee of the Georgia Chamber’s Government Affairs Council (GAC), the body that both determines the organization’s legislative…

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Georgia Chamber Supports Governor Kemp’s Decision to Replenish Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund

The Georgia Chamber commends Governor Kemp for appropriating $1.5B to replenish the state’s unemployment insurance (UI) trust fund which has been significantly depleted as a result of the pandemic’s impact on Georgia’s economy. The distribution of these benefits to Georgians experiencing COVID-recession job loss provided real peace of mind to our families as well as help sustain vital economic activity. As we look forward to…

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Op-Ed | Secure Your Vote, Georgia

Secure Your Vote, Georgia By Chris Clark, Georgia Chamber President & CEO   2020 will go down in history as one of humanity’s most challenging moments in time. We started the year with a strong economy, and in the blink of an eye, we were crippled by a global pandemic. Needless to say, this year we have witnessed extreme highs and lows; yet, we are…

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Georgia Screen Entertainment Coalition Announces 2020 “Friends of Film” Award Winners

Legislators honored for their support and commitment to one of the state’s fastest growing industries Today the Georgia Screen Entertainment Coalition (GSEC) announced the recipients of its first-ever “Friends of Film” awards program. These awards recognize a bipartisan group of state legislators for their support of legislation and policies important to Georgia’s $8.6B film, television, and digital entertainment industry. Honorees this year include House Speaker…

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Georgia Chamber Endorses Don Hogan for 179th State House District

Atlanta, Georgia – The Georgia Chamber of Commerce announces its endorsement of Don Hogan for State House District 179, which includes portions of Glynn County. 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, as a pro-business incumbent, Mr. Hogan will continue make effective policy…

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Georgia Chamber Endorses Karen Handel for Georgia’s 6th Congressional District

The Georgia Chamber Endorses Karen Handel for Georgia’s 6th Congressional District Atlanta, Georgia – Friday, September 25, 2020 – The Georgia Chamber joins the U.S. Chamber’s position to back Karen Handel for Georgia’s 6th Congressional District and announces its endorsement of Handel for the U.S. House of Representatives. After working through the endorsement process, business leaders from across the state are confident that Handel’s decades…

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Georgia Chamber Endorses Max Burns for 23rd State Senate District

Atlanta, Georgia – Monday, September 21, 2020 – The Georgia Chamber of Commerce announces its endorsement of Max Burns for State Senate District 23, which includes all or portions of Burke, Emanuel, Glascock, Jefferson, Jenkins, Johnson, McDuffie, Richmond, Screven and Warren Counties. Each election cycle, the Chamber’s Political Affairs Council (PAC) vets dozens of candidates for office. After working through the endorsement process, business leaders…

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Op-Ed | Building a Global Talent Pipeline

Building a Global Talent Pipeline By Chris Clark, Georgia Chamber President & CEO   Even before COVID-19 hit our borders and changed virtually every business plan and legislative priority for 2020, 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 innovative college…

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Op-Ed | The 2020 Census. Just Do It.

The 2020 Census. Just Do It. By Chris Clark, Georgia Chamber President & CEO When Nike launched its “Just Do It” campaign in 1988, no one had any idea what would become of such a simple phrase. In just 10 years, the company’s worldwide sales skyrocketed from $800-million to over $9-billion, annually. Three words was all it took to make the difference of a lifetime….

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