Georgia Chamber

From the CEO

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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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…

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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…

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Op-Ed | Pillars for the New Georgia Economy

Pillars for the New Georgia Economy by Chris Clark, Georgia Chamber President & CEO As we live through the impact of COVID-19 and the resulting recession, we are constantly searching for the basis of a more resilient recovery. Every economist will tell you that successful markets around the world have traditionally, and must continue, to…

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Op-Ed | How Small Businesses Recover and Become More Resilient

How Small Businesses Recover and Become More Resilient by Chris Clark, Georgia Chamber President & CEO Growing up in Fitzgerald, I witnessed the evolution of entrepreneurial spirit as small businesses would open, some close, and new small businesses would take their place. There is an economic cycle of 20-years that supply and demand generally drive….

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Op-Ed | The Call for Rural Resiliency

The Call for Rural Resiliency by Chris Clark, Georgia Chamber President & CEO My Fitzgerald roots ground me and millions of other small-town Americans to a strong work ethic, value of family, and a deep-rooted faith. We believe in community and helping each other through the tough times. And we celebrate in parades and on…

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Op-Ed | Chambers: The Transcendent Voice of Business

Chambers: The Transcendent Voice of Business By Peter Carter, Georgia Chamber Chairman When I think of today’s economy- riddled with a global pandemic, a strained healthcare system, racial inequalities, rural economic disparity, and a fickle market – it is hard to image a Chamber of Commerce playing a meaningful role. Like so many institutions, Chambers…

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