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Georgia Is Making the Business Case

By Chris Clark, President & CEO, Georgia Chamber While most of the country has suffered significant GDP losses and an economic downturn, Georgia has experienced a solid top 10 economic growth in the first half of 2022. Around the state, corporate leaders and small businesses are worried about national inflation but remain optimistic and confident…

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Remembering Former Georgia First Lady Sandra Deal

Georgia Chamber Remembers Former Georgia First Lady Sandra Deal Legacy of educating Georgia’s children and charitable works endure Atlanta, Georgia – August 24, 2022 – The Georgia Chamber of Commerce recognizes the passing of former Georgia First Lady Sandra Deal yesterday in Demorest, GA. “Few women have left such an indelible mark on the State…

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Georgia Is Well Positioned to Weather the Coming Economic Storm

By Chris Clark, President & CEO, Georgia Chamber of Commerce War in Ukraine. COVID-19 variant BA.5. Rising interest rates. High fuel costs. Soaring food prices. West coast supply chain failures. Chinese economic and banking crisis. Taiwan. Political races across the country. A disconnect between Washington policies and small businesses. Exceptional level droughts around the world….

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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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