Georgia Chamber

From the CEO

PRO Act Is A Threat To Georgia’s Economy

Tuesday, May 3, 2022 – Atlanta, Georgia – The Georgia Chamber of Commerce represents over 47,000 businesses employing over 2.5 million Georgians across 500 business sectors and all counties of the Peach State, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce represents approximately 300,000 direct members and indirectly represents the interests of more than three million businesses…

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Building a Global Talent Pipeline

by Chris Clark, President & CEO, Georgia Chamber and Verónica Maldonado-Torres, Georgia Hispanic Chamber President & CEO    Even before COVID-19 hit our borders and changed virtually every business plan and legislative priority, the war for talent was being fought across every industry sector around the world.  Communities, states, and nations that want a prosperous…

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Georgia Chamber CEO on Proposed Suspension of Georgia Gas Tax

Atlanta, Georgia – March 9, 2022 – In response to Governor Brian Kemp’s efforts along with the General Assembly to suspend the fuel tax in the state of Georgia during this time of uncertainty, Chamber President and CEO, Chris Clark released the following statement today: “With nearly half of Georgia’s workforce employed by a small…

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Challenge Accepted: Solving Georgia’s Labor Crisis

by Chris Clark, President & CEO, Georgia Chamber Across our state, workforce shortages persist, impacting every industry and size of business. And though we have witnessed an unprecedented global pandemic, this war for talent existed long before 2020 as employers began to experience mismatched skill sets in their job candidates. Notwithstanding, COVID-19 accelerated this trend,…

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Understanding Georgia’s Labor Shortage Crisis

It’s no secret. Our nation is facing a labor shortage crisis unlike anything we have ever seen. COVID-19 has shifted the way we approach our jobs and how we prioritize our lives. Just this week, Commissioner Mark Butler with the Georgia Department of Labor shared that despite a 300% increase in those who gained employment…

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Economic Prosperity Requires Action on Crime

August 20, 2021 – A decade ago, businesses shifted their expansion, location, and relocation decisions from a model founded on incentives and infrastructure to one based on access to talent. Vibrant communities, otherwise known as live, work, play, and pray communities, have become the true economic drivers. No longer do workers move to better jobs….

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Atlanta Fed President and CEO Raphael Bostic to Speak at 2021 American Rural Prosperity Summit

Head of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta addresses rural leaders in the Southeast Atlanta, Ga – August 18 – The Georgia Chamber has announced that Raphael Bostic, President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, will be a featured speaker at this year’s American Rural Prosperity Summit being held in Athens, Georgia,…

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The Georgia Chamber Addresses Public Safety and Crime

August 10, 2021 – “The Georgia Chamber believes that safe, healthy communities are paramount to our overall growth and economic stability. Crime and violence inhibit our recovery, lessen upward mobility, and perpetuate generational poverty. We stand with Governor Kemp, Lt. Governor Duncan, and Speaker Ralston in the fight against crime and applaud their efforts to…

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Op-Ed | Georgia On My Mind

Georgia On My Mind By Chris Clark, Georgia Chamber President & CEO   We know we have it good in the Peach State and, when we work together, we accomplish great things. We celebrate our wins and lament our challenges, but we do this together as one statewide community. We travel from the mountains to…

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Reflections of Gratitude in 2020

Reflecting on this truly unbelievable year in our history, we can easily highlight its faults, shortcomings, epic failures, and unexpected challenges. However, I have spoken with a number of business leaders, family, friends, neighbors, fellow church members, public servants, and my team here at the Georgia Chamber, and what I have learned, and personally experienced,…

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