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  • ACG Atlanta Announces 40 Fastest-­Growing Companies in Georgia

    May 14, 2018

    The Atlanta Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth, a global professional organization with the mission of Driving Middle-­Market Growth, announced the 2018 Georgia Fast 40, recognizing the top 40 fastest-­growing middle-­market companies in Georgia.

  • Drive & Dine Event Raises $243,000 for Christian City Children's Village

    May 09, 2018

    400 guests joined together on April 28th for the inaugural Drive & Dine event at Porsche Experience Center Atlanta to raise $243,000 in support of Christian City Children’s Village and the Safe Place program.

  • Georgia’s 2017 Tourism Economic Impact Tops $63M, Breaks Records

    May 08, 2018

    Gov. Nathan Deal announced that the state’s tourism industry generated a record-breaking $63.1 billion in economic impact in 2017, for an increase of 3.8 percent over last year, according to the U.S. Travel Association and Tourism Economics.

  • The Home Depot Co-founder: Profits are Not the Only Measure of Success

    May 07, 2018

    American businesses are giving and doing more than ever before, like the hundreds of companies that have pledged bonuses, raises, new or expanded benefits, or price reductions since December, when Congress retooled the federal tax code for the first time in 30 years. Those responses are tremendous—they could mean a family’s first vacation or provide hope of paying down medical expenses or debt—but understand that business need not rely on unexpected windfalls before realizing the benefits of giving back.

  • Governor Signs $26 Billion State Budget

    May 03, 2018

    Gov. Nathan Deal held budget signing ceremonies in Atlanta, Acworth, Blue Ridge, Statesboro and Tifton for next year’s $26 billion state budget. HB 684, the FY 2019 budget, continues Deal’s efforts to invest in Georgia’s citizens and its economy through education and transportation initiatives.

  • Georgia's Credit Unions Finish 2017 with Strong Loan Growth

    May 02, 2018

    Georgia credit unions finished 2017 with strong loan growth aided by near cyclical highs in U.S. consumer confidence. Lending at Georgia credit unions grew by 1.8 percent in the fourth quarter – eclipsing the third quarter’s 1.5 percent rate but landing short of the 3.2 percent rate in the fourth quarter of 2016, according to data collected by the Credit Union National Association.

  • Billy Payne’s Olympian Triumph

    May 01, 2018

    The story of Atlanta’s emergence as an international city began, as unlikely triumphs often do, with one man’s improbable dream. And yet, William Porter “Billy” Payne was not known as a dreamer. In fact, before 1987—when he resolved to bring the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games to Atlanta, in defiance of all odds—the then-middle-aged real estate lawyer wasn’t widely known at all.

  • Georgia Employers Association Legal & Benefits Workshop Covers the Bases for Georgia Employers

    April 26, 2018

    Georgia's thriving economy is producing excellent opportunities for business and associated challenges for business leaders and human resource professionals. Competition for the best employees is intense and the regulatory and legal environment continues to change rapidly. The upcoming Georgia Employers' Association Legal and Benefits Workshop is intended to help Georgia businesses keep all of the bases covered.

  • SOS Brian Kemp Announces Commission Members to Review Georgia's Next Voting System

    April 25, 2018

    Secretary of State Brian Kemp announced his list of appointees to the Secure, Accessible & Fair Elections Commission, which is tasked with studying options for Georgia’s next voting system. The SAFE Commission will conduct thorough discussions on all options – including the feasibility of using all hand-marked paper ballots to all electronic machines with a voter-verified paper trail – and travel the state to solicit feedback from stakeholders.

  • Georgia Chamber Launches Scorecard Website for 2017-18 Session

    April 24, 2018

    The Georgia Chamber of Commerce launches its Scorecard website recapping the 2017-2018 Legislative Session and how each legislator voted on top-priority bills for the organization.

  • AG Chris Carr: We Must Continue Efforts to Strengthen State's Response to the Opioid Epidemic

    April 23, 2018

    As the former Commissioner for the Georgia Department of Economic Development, I am very proud of the fact that our state is the top state in the nation in which to do business. The recognition highlights the collaborative mindset we apply to economic development in our state, and it highlights the many opportunities that our Georgia families enjoy as a result of having a thriving business environment.

  • State Economic Competitiveness Rankings Reveal Upward Standings Tied to Federal Tax Reform

    April 23, 2018

    The American Legislative Exchange Council released the much anticipated 2018 edition of Rich States, Poor States. Utah again earns the top spot for states with the best economic outlook, followed by Idaho, Indiana, North Dakota and Arizona. Several states' success in increased rankings can be tied directly to the success of federal tax reform and the resources it gave to lawmakers to cut taxes at the state level.

  • Senator David Perdue: Trump’s North Korea Policy Is Succeeding

    April 20, 2018

    CIA Director and Secretary of State-designate Mike Pompeo’s recent meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un was an important step to lay the groundwork for the upcoming meeting planned between President Trump and Kim.

  • Newnan-Coweta Chamber to Hold Two Candidate Forums Next Week

    April 19, 2018

    Do you know who you're voting for in Georgia's May 22 Primary Election? The primary will be here before you know it, and to help you make an informed decision before you vote, the Chamber has two candidate forums coming up where you can meet the candidates and find out where they stand on the issues.

  • Georgia Sets Employment Records in March

    April 19, 2018

    State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said today that Georgia continued to set records in March even as the number of jobs dipped slightly.

  • Delta Offsets Carbon Emissions for 170,000+ Customers Today

    April 19, 2018

    Delta is helping customers travel a little cleaner today by offsetting carbon emissions on all domestic travel into and out of seven major airports with high corporate travel demand. The investment comes in honor of Earth Month and the airline's commitment to carbon-neutral growth.

  • AG Chris Carr and Legal Community Commence 7th Annual Georgia Legal Food Frenzy

    April 18, 2018

    April 16th marked the first day of the 7th Annual Georgia Legal Food Frenzy, a two-week food and fund drive led by Georgia’s legal community. The 2018 competition is presented by the Office of the Attorney General and the Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Georgia to benefit the Georgia Food Bank Association.

  • Three Companies Named Georgia’s 2018 Manufacturers of the Year

    April 17, 2018

    At a luncheon held Thursday, Gov. Nathan Deal named three of Georgia’s leading companies as the 2018 Manufacturers of the Year. Pratt & Whitney in Columbus, Ga., won in the category of 500 or more employees; NIBCO in Greensboro, Ga., won in the category of 150-500 employees; and, Alpharetta-based Metcam won in the category of 150 or fewer employees.

  • Newnan-Coweta Chamber: We Salute our Coweta Manufacturing Companies

    April 12, 2018

    In honor of Georgia Manufacturing Appreciation Week, our Chamber wants to say a huge "thank you" to the many great manufacturers who call Coweta County home! We remember how, just one year ago, we were celebrating with Grenzebach, above, as they were named Georgia Manufacturer of the Year in the category for companies with 150 employees or fewer!

  • How Georgia is Improving Affordable Housing as a Platform for Health

    April 12, 2018

    Access to quality, affordable housing is critical for supporting good health. For individuals and families with tight budgets, high housing costs can lead to tough choices between making rent and going to the doctor, between keeping the lights on and buying healthy food, or even between being part of a community or becoming socially isolated.

  • Georgia’s Legacies, Past And Future

    April 11, 2018

    The last week of Georgia’s 2018 meeting of the General Assembly featured even more symbolism and ceremony than usual. There were the customary farewell speeches by members who won’t be returning after this year’s election. On Tuesday and Wednesday, there was also a casket in the middle of the rotunda.

  • Treasury, IRS Announce First Round of Opportunity Zones Designations for 18 States Including Georgia

    April 11, 2018

    The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service designated Opportunity Zones in 18 States. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act created Opportunity Zones to spur investment in distressed communities throughout the country. New investments in Opportunity Zones can receive preferential tax treatment.

  • Hartsfield-Jackson Still World’s Busiest in Global Ranking

    April 10, 2018

    Demand has continued its robust year-on-year growth across the world’s major airports both in terms of passenger numbers and air cargo. Passenger traffic at the world’s 20 busiest airports grew by 5.2% in 2017. With almost 1.5 billion passengers passing through their terminals in 2017, this group of 20 represents 17% of global passenger traffic.

  • Georgia’s 2018 International Representatives Visit the State

    April 09, 2018

    Georgia’s competitiveness in the global marketplace is continuously strengthened by the work of its international representatives across the globe. The state of Georgia has representation in 12 strategic markets including Brazil, Canada, China, Chile, Colombia, Europe, Israel, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Peru, the United Kingdom and Ireland. The state’s international representation directly contributes to the state’s success as a global business hub.

  • West Georgia Technical College Names Dr. Scott Rule New President

    April 06, 2018

    Technical College System of Georgia Commissioner Matt Arthur has appointed a new president at West Georgia Technical College. Dr. Scott Rule, TCSG Assistant Commissioner for Data, Planning, and Research has been named President of West Georgia Technical College.

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