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Policy News & Updates

Metro Atlanta Chamber’s (MAC) core mission is to increase economic prosperity and job creation across the 29-county metro Atlanta region. As the #1 advocacy team in Georgia, the MAC Public Policy Team works to ensure Georgia policy makers understand the important issues impacting businesses in and around Atlanta.

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Public Policy

Policy News & Updates

Metro Atlanta Chamber’s (MAC) core mission is to increase economic prosperity and job creation across the 29-county metro Atlanta region. As the #1 advocacy team in Georgia, the MAC Public Policy Team works to ensure Georgia policy makers understand the important issues impacting businesses in and around Atlanta.

Latest Updates

January 28, 2020

To say that Georgia’s dual enrollment program has been a success is a huge understatement. Since 2013, the program, which allows high school students to take college level courses and receive high school and college credit, has increased enrollment by 212%.... Read More

January 22, 2020

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The updated Your Talent Your Future: A Look at Georgia’s Entry Level Talent Supply vs. Employer Demand report has finally been unveiled. This morning we hosted an event to walk employers and educators through the data and the opportunities the data reveals.... Read More

January 17, 2020

This week marked the beginning of the 2020 legislative session.... Read More

January 7, 2020

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The Metro Atlanta Chamber featured 2019 Atlanta E3 Impact Award Winner Brad Currey in our Greenlight on Sustainability lunch series on December 9, 2019.... Read More

December 13, 2019

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Yesterday, Special Master Paul Kelly delivered a decisive opinion in favor of Georgia in the ongoing litigation between Florida and Georgia over equitable apportionment of water in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF) basin. ... Read More

December 6, 2019

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Lieutenant Governor Geoff Duncan urges Georgians to support the Georgia HEART Rural Hospital Tax Credit Program. It’s not too late to support this program and help our state’s rural hospitals. ... Read More

December 5, 2019

US Chamber Building Bridges Report

Georgia is stepping up to build partnerships between businesses and non-profits in a thoughtful, research-based approach with real policy solutions to a major workforce problem: access and availability of high-quality, affordable child care.... Read More

December 3, 2019

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Senator Johnny Isakson delivers his farewell address ... Read More

November 22, 2019

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Yesterday, a couple of members of the MAC Public Policy team attended the Cobb Chamber’s Transportation & Mobility Summit.... Read More

November 13, 2019

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On Monday, MAC and GEEARS hosted Opportunities Lost 2.0: How Employers Can Support Families with Young Children, to discuss the importance of early childhood education and quality child care.... Read More

November 7, 2019

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Unpredictable hours, inflexible schedules, traffic congestion, lack of access: These are just a few of the challenges Atlanta parents face in finding quality, affordable child care in the region. ... Read More

October 31, 2019

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Congratulations to our team members Marshall Guest and Dave Williams for being promoted to Senior Vice Presidents, Public Policy!... Read More

October 24, 2019

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With low unemployment at 3.5% and new jobs being created, it’s no surprise that Georgia job postings hit a record high in 2018, with nearly 800,000 job postings across the state. The number of job postings in Georgia in 2018 represents a 9% increase over 2017 and a 33% increase over 2014. While metro Atlanta is a top destination for new migrating talent, growing our workforce will be instrumental for sustainable economic growth.... Read More

October 17, 2019

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Earlier this week, a small group of leaders and MAC staff got a inside look at the City of Atlanta's Water Supply Program. The program includes the conversion of the old Bellwood Quarry into the new Westside Reservoir and boring a 5 mile tunnel from the quarry to the Chattahoochee River.... Read More

October 14, 2019

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Last week the Supreme Court of Georgia reversed and remanded the GeorgiaCarry.org v Atlanta Botanical Garden, Inc. (ABG) case back to Fulton County Superior Court. The case has been moving through Georgia’s courts since 2015.... Read More

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