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  • Georgia Launches 2020 Census Campaign

    January 06, 2020

    Governor Brian P. Kemp announced the official launch of Georgia's 2020 Census campaign - Every. One. Counts. - led by the state's Complete Count Committee.

  • New Laws Take Effect in 2020

    January 06, 2020

    In his first year as Georgia governor, Brian Kemp signed more than 300 bills into law. While many of the new laws have already taken effect, others will be in place January 1st.

  • Survey: Business Leaders Start 2020 with Lingering Concerns About Talent Shortages & Recession Risk

    January 06, 2020

    A new survey reveals that the world's chief executives view the risk of a recession as their biggest external concern in 2020. Attracting and retaining talent ranks as their top internal concern. They also feel unsettled by trade uncertainty, political instability, and more intense competition from disruptive technologies. However, they plan to counter such forces by developing more innovative cultures and new business models.

  • Georgia Congressional Delegation Introduces Bill to Establish Jimmy Carter National Historical Park

    December 20, 2019

    U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson (R-GA), Congressman Sanford Bishop (D-GA-02), and the entire Georgia congressional delegation introduced a bill re-designating the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site in Plains, Georgia, as the “Jimmy Carter National Historical Park.”

  • Sen. David Perdue: Johnny Isakson Has Been a True Leader for Georgia

    December 20, 2019

    Johnny Isakson is, in my opinion, the Howard Baker of our era. When he talks, people listen. He doesn’t talk loudly, and doesn’t talk often, but when he does, people always pay attention. When Johnny retires from the United States Senate at the end of this month, he will leave behind a legacy of public service that will impact our state and country for years to come.

  • Gov. Kemp: Dozier Named TCSG Commissioner, Arthur Named PSC Executive Secretary

    December 18, 2019

    The Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) State Board voted unanimously to hire Governor Kemp’s Chief Financial Officer Greg Dozier as its new Commissioner, effective January 1, 2020. A long-time advisor to the Governor and public servant with decades of leadership experience in state government, Greg Dozier will take on this role following former Commissioner Matt Arthur’s move to the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (PSC), the state’s certification agency for educators.

  • Finalist Named for the University of West Georgia Presidency

    December 17, 2019

    Board of Regents Chairman Don L. Waters and University System of Georgia Chancellor Steve Wrigley have announced Dr. Brendan Kelly as the finalist for president of the University of West Georgia.

  • Authentic Community Engagement: 5 Ways to Avoid Woke-Washing

    December 17, 2019

    A new term has emerged in our industry and has been getting more attention this year since Unilever’s CEO used it on stage at Cannes: “woke-washing.” Brands disguise advertising aimed at selling a product as a campaign for a social cause. Increasingly, people are calling brands out for trying to capitalize on consumers’ social awareness.

  • UGA Economic Outlook: Georgia’s Economy Will Grow in 2020, but at a Slower Pace

    December 13, 2019

    Georgia’s economic growth is forecast to slow substantially in 2020, but not to a complete stop, according to the latest projections from the University of Georgia Terry College of Business.

  • Delta and Wheels Up Partner to Make Private Aviation More Accessible to Individual and Corporate

    December 13, 2019

    Delta Air Lines and Wheels Up are partnering to create one of the world's largest owned and managed fleets of private aircraft. The partnership will make private aviation accessible to more consumers and provide unparalleled travel options.

  • Council for Quality Growth Meeting Highlights Georgia’s Economic Engines

    December 12, 2019

    The Council for Quality Growth, whose members include key Georgia and metro Atlanta business leaders, hosted its 34th Annual Meeting Dec. 6 at the Westin Atlanta Perimeter North.

  • Thirty-six Georgia Companies Named GLOBE Award Winners for Entering New International Markets

    December 09, 2019

    The Georgia Department of Economic Development’s (GDEcD) International Trade division and GDEcD Commissioner Pat Wilson joined Governor Brian P. Kemp to announce the winners of Georgia’s sixth annual GLOBE Awards at an event at the Capitol.

  • Simple Year-end Action Allows Businesses to Improve Rural Healthcare without Cost

    December 05, 2019

    The goBeyondProfit initiative shares Georgia businesses’ interest in understanding the state’s social needs and finding clear and actionable solutions to them. Consequently, it is highlighting a year-end opportunity that allows businesses and individuals to address the crisis in rural healthcare with a simple tax credit contribution that costs them nothing.

  • Small Business Wage Growth Hits New High, Job Growth Consistent in November

    December 05, 2019

    The tight labor market continues to positively impact wage growth, according to the latest Paychex | IHS Markit Small Business Employment Watch. Hourly earnings grew 3.11 percent among employees of small businesses, the highest level since reporting began in 2011.

  • Learning about Kelly Loeffler & a GOP Split

    December 04, 2019

    With Gov. Brian Kemp poised to name Atlanta businesswoman and lifelong Republican Kelly Loeffler as Georgia’s interim U.S. senator to replace Johnny Isakson, all eyes will be on the Loeffler introductory rollout.

  • Georgia and Japan: A Valued Partnership

    December 03, 2019

    Recently, PSC Commissioner Tim Echols joined a bipartisan group of legislators and officials on a study tour to Japan sponsored by the Japan Foundation. Not only did the trip help to understand Japanese cultural distinctives, but being in Tokyo amidst 13 million Japanese gave us a first-hand look at three recurring traits of this great culture that is one of Georgia's primary trading partners.

  • Georgia Council for the Arts Awards More than $570,000 in Grant Funding

    December 03, 2019

    The Georgia Department of Economic Development's Georgia Council for the Arts (GCA) today announced the recipients of the Vibrant Communities Grant and the new Cultural Facilities Grant. Seventy-nine entities in 58 counties received more than $570,000 in funding.

  • Charlie Harper: On The Passing Of House Rules Chairman Jay Powell

    December 03, 2019

    Alfred Jackson “Jay” Powell passed away last week at the too young age of 67. He was perhaps one of the most powerful people in Georgia that you may never have heard of. Powell was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives in 2008 representing his home county of Mitchell along with portions of Decatur and Colquitt counties. He served as Mayor of Camilla Georgia for the decade prior to his service in the House.

  • Homelessness: Where Does Georgia Rank?

    November 22, 2019

    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development delivers an annual estimate to Congress of homeless people in the country. And based on the latest estimates from the federal government, there were 552,830 people experiencing homelessness across the United States in January 2018. This is based on the latest HUD study — which provides a snapshot of homelessness across the country on a single night.

  • Sen. Isakson Honored for Lasting Impact on Georgia’s Economy, Business Community

    November 21, 2019

    A new video and a recent Atlanta Business Chronicle article highlight the legacy and impact of U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., on Georgia’s economy as the longtime businessman prepares to leave the Senate on Dec. 31.

  • 2020 Election: Both Parties Look at “the Numbers”

    November 21, 2019

    With another Democratic party presidential debate being held this week at the Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, focus naturally turns to Georgia and its importance in the 2020 election cycle. Is Georgia a “swing state” up for grabs? Both parties are “doing the math” after looking at turnout numbers to answer that question.

  • Kia Motors Celebrates Decade of Manufacturing in Georgia

    November 20, 2019

    Kia Motors Corporation celebrated its 10th anniversary of vehicle production in West Point, Georgia, U.S.A. The facility, named Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia (KMMG), was the company’s first manufacturing hub to open in North America. It has so far helped create more than 15,000 local jobs and produced more than three million vehicles.

  • Debate Stage Symbolizes State Policy That's Working

    November 20, 2019

    As Democratic presidential candidates on Wednesday debate in Atlanta, they’ll do so on a studio soundstage that is one of many built in the state since the introduction of Georgia’s film tax credit.

  • Secretary Raffensperger Encourages Georgians To Support Small Business This Holiday Season

    November 20, 2019

    As families join together to celebrate Thanksgiving and the start of the 2019 holiday season, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger encourages Georgia to support small businesses.

  • Governor Brian Kemp: Our Plan to Make Health Insurance Accessible, Affordable in Georgia

    November 19, 2019

    Georgia is experiencing historic job growth and unmatched economic opportunity in every corner of the state. Participation in the job market is at record highs, unemployment recently dropped to a twenty-year low, and we were named the “#1 State for Business” for the seventh year in a row. But even with rising wages and 30,000 new private sector jobs this year alone, far too many hardworking Georgians struggle to access and afford health insurance coverage.

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