“The Georgia Chamber remains confident in both Rivian and the viability of the Stanton Springs North site. The economy is going through a dramatic technological transformation with robotics, artificial intelligence, and the electrification of transportation. Innovation, while positive, is disruptive to the status quo and demands flexibility as we take a long-term approach to our state's future economic success.

Rivian has reiterated its commitment to Georgia and is simply expanding its timeline. Rivian still plans to be operational within the period outlined in the economic development agreement which includes some of the strongest taxpayer protections of any project in the country.”

Statement attributable to:

The Georgia Chamber of Commerce

"The Metro Atlanta Chamber and Georgia Chamber of Commerce are focused on protecting Georgia’s reputation as the No. 1 state for business by supporting policies that drive economic development and job creation while defending against measures that would negatively impact our business climate."

"We believe it is best to focus on issues like workforce development, infrastructure and education which move our state forward and improve the quality of life for all Georgians, including employees who work for our member companies, the customers they serve and those who visit our great state for work or play. In order for Georgia businesses to compete for top talent, we must have workplaces and communities that are diverse and welcoming for all people."

"For decades, Georgia has benefited from a positive working relationship between the business community and our elected leaders to promote our state as a center for global commerce. Georgia’s stable governance attracts industry and has served our citizens well, and we oppose any efforts, including SB 180, that would undermine the state’s strong reputation we have built together."

Attributable to:

David Raynor

Chief Public Affairs Officer

Georgia Chamber of Commerce

Marshall Guest

Senior Vice President, Public Policy & Public Affairs

Metro Atlanta Chamber

Atlanta, Georgia – July 13, 2022 –Today, Governor Brian Kemp announced the creation of a position within the Department of Administrative Services (DOAS) to help strengthen and support Georgia's small business ecosystem. The Small Business and Supplier Diversity Manager will work to broaden communication and engagement with minority-owned businesses. “The Georgia Chamber commends Governor Kemp on this announcement as the creation of this position further shows his commitment to our statewide business community promoting the lives and livelihoods of all Georgians,” said Chris Clark, President & CEO of the Georgia Chamber. “This announcement is an exciting first step on the road to economic equity in the state of Georgia. Ours is one of the most diverse states in the nation and home to many top-performing diverse businesses,” said Stacey J. Key, President and CEO of the Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council (GMSDC) and Chair of the Georgia Chamber’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council. “We look forward to working with the State of Georgia and supporting their supplier diversity initiatives. As we continue to elevate our role as the No. 1 State for Business, we believe this is an exciting opportunity for the small business community.” The Council estimates there are nearly one-thousand certified minority business enterprises that will now have a single point of contact in which to help secure state contracts.


About The Georgia Chamber of Commerce

As the state’s largest business advocacy 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 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. Learn more at: gachamber.com