Global Commerce Generates $6.33 Billion in Investments

Walt Farrell

Published September 20, 2017


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Georgia Chamber President and CEO Chris Clark and Metro Atlanta Chamber President and CEO Hala Moddelmog give their support towards Georgia’s continued economic development growth.

“Georgia celebrates a record-breaking $6.33 billion in economic development investment and an announcement by Area Development magazine that Georgia was named the #1 place for business for the fourth consecutive year. This recognition is a result of our state’s diligent work to invest in workforce, infrastructure, education and our logistics network. We also have the intangible benefit of strong and visionary leaders who have made the right decisions.”

“Much credit goes to Gov. Nathan Deal and the General Assembly. Their leadership has aided the strong economic performance and the string of impressive job announcements we’ve experienced in recent years. Gov. Deal’s refusal to repeat the mistakes of other states that enacted discriminatory legislation – and our legislative leaders’ focus on creating an environment for quality jobs for all Georgians instead of divisive issues – have helped us maintain this momentum.”

“We will continue to work to ensure that Georgia remains the best place to do business with a focus on issues including workforce development, transportation and education that attract good jobs and improve the quality of life for Georgia families.


Keisha N. Hines
Senior Vice President, External Affairs
Georgia Chamber of Commerce
404-223-2275 – office

About The Georgia Chamber of Commerce
As the state’s largest business organization, the Georgia Chamber of Commerce represents investors in every county of our state with a diverse cross-section of over 500 industry sectors. Our membership includes both small storefronts and large corporations-no matter the size or type of business, we provide proactive policy, aggressive advocacy and meaningful investor services that impact your bottom line. Our number one mission is keeping, growing and creating jobs to make Georgia a better state for business. We work to ensure economic competitiveness, innovative solutions to challenges that state faces, and a commitment to high quality of life.  The Georgia Chamber serves as a partner for local chambers across the state. While we have many of the same goals, the Georgia Chamber focuses on state-wide issues that impact Georgia’s entire business community.