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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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Changing for a More Inclusive Future

This year has been nothing short of unequaled in our lifetime. From a global pandemic wreaking havoc on our lives and livelihoods to the social and racial injustices that we watched unfold on our televisions and in our backyards around America, 2020 has truly offered much hindsight from which to learn. And that, is a…

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The Georgia Chamber Endorses Lauren “Bubba” McDonald for District 4 Public Service Commissioner Runoff

Runoff election is set for January 5, 2021 Atlanta, Georgia – Thursday November 12, 2020 – The Georgia Chamber announces its endorsement of Lauren “Bubba” McDonald for District 4 Public Service Commissioner. After working through the endorsement process, business leaders from across the state are confident that McDonald’s decades of business experience will lead to…

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Op-Ed | The Future of Georgia Transportation

The Future of Georgia Transportation By Chris Clark, Georgia Chamber President & CEO   As the Georgia economy continues its recovery, we are seeing the return of the strength and importance of logistics and transportation. Moving manufactured goods, agriculture products and employees around town and around the world requires a visionary outlook. We must ensure…

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The Call for Rural Prosperity

I miss people; there, I said it. And as I reflect on the last few months, I am thankful for getting back to a safe, cautiously managed, version of in-person meetings and events. The Georgia Chamber hosted its first in-person and virtual event since March with the annual Rural Prosperity Summit presented by AT&T, the Georgia Community Foundation, Georgia EMC, and Georgia Realtors. Our fourth annual event was held…

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Civic Responsibility and Respect Statement

As Georgians complete the important task of voting this season, we would ask that everyone reject recent trends toward hostility and violence, and the acceptance of anything less than fact-based reporting. Disinformation and foreign influence seeking to discredit the principles of freedom under which we vote should not be enabled through our own actions. Instead,…

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Georgia Chamber Congratulates Paul Bowers on Retirement, Welcomes Chris Womack as new CEO of Georgia Power

The Georgia Chamber congratulates our former Chairman, Paul Bowers, on his retirement from Georgia Power. As President & CEO, Bowers left an incredible legacy of leadership that has shaped the company’s culture into the  service-oriented organization it is today. We are excited to have our good friend Chris Womack follow as the new President &…

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The Future of Energy

I recently participated in the Energy Forward virtual forum produced by Gas South and Cobb EMC. The discussion was eye opening and the take-away clear. Energy plays a more critical role than ever in site selection decisions and job growth. In many ways, energy investments are actually creating and supporting a “New Georgia Economy.” As…

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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…

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