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From the CEO

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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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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