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.

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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

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The 2018 legislative session of the Georgia General Assembly came to a close late last night with positive results for our state and metro Atlanta.... Read More

July 2, 2018

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On Friday, U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao announced a $184 million federal INFRA grant to Georgia to help finance 17 miles of express lanes along GA 400 in Fulton and Forsyth Counties.... Read More

June 25, 2018

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By Tom Cunningham, chief economist, Metro Atlanta Chamber... Read More

June 20, 2018

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On Wednesday, May 23, the Metro Atlanta Chamber (MAC) hosted a group of students from the University of Syracuse as part of their Discover Atlanta program. This program gave 14 students from the College of Arts & Sciences the opportunity to meet with industry leaders and alumni from a variety of Atlanta-based companies.... Read More

June 19, 2018

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Today, Governor Deal announced that the $100 million in new state transit bonds will be utilized for Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) up the SR 400 corridor as a part of the SR 400 Express Lane project.... Read More

June 18, 2018

“A skilled workforce is vital to the growth of metro Atlanta and the state as a whole, but finding employees with the right mix of skills is a challenge for businesses in leading markets across the country, and Georgia is certainly one of those states,” said Amy Lancaster, director of workforce development at MAC.... Read More

June 13, 2018

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Metro Atlanta is one of America’s leading centers for education with more than 275,000 students enrolled in 60 colleges and universities. Georgia is producing talent that is going on to create the innovations of tomorrow, and nurturing this pipeline of talent is a priority for many in business and education. This past week, the Metro Atlanta Chamber hosted an Educated Workforce Series luncheon session exploring new partnerships with the University System of Georgia (USG). The main topic of discussion – the new Nexus degree and what it means for the region’s FinTech industry.... Read More

May 22, 2018

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Early this month, the 100,000 Opportunities Initiative arrived in Atlanta for the largest job fair of the region.... Read More

May 15, 2018

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Infrastructure Week, a national series of events elevating infrastructure as a critical issue impacting America, kicked off on May 14 at the Metro Atlanta Chamber with a morning session of panels and speakers. The kickoff united figures from business, government and industry spheres.... Read More

May 14, 2018

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In April, the regional education partnership Learn4Life (L4L) released its second “State of Education in Metro Atlanta Annual Report.” The event featured school district superintendents, post-secondary presidents and business leaders coming together to share their insights on the challenges facing the cradle-to-career pipeline... Read More

May 3, 2018

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Governor Deal signed HB 930 into law today, which will provide for historic opportunities for counties to fund generational transit expansion. ... Read More

May 2, 2018

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Today Governor Deal signed the state’s $26 billion budget into law. This budget positions the state for positive growth well into the future and will help keep Georgia the No. 1 state in which to do business.... Read More

May 1, 2018

The following is an op-ed written for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution by Steve Dolinger, President of the Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education.... Read More

May 1, 2018

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Today MAC hosted a panel to dive into the impact of this session's transit expansion bill, HB 930. The panel consisted of Jeff Parker, General Manager & CEO of MARTA, Kevin Tanner, House Transportation Chairman, and Chris Tomlinson, Executive Director of the Georgia Regional Transportation Authority and the State Road & Tollway Authority.... Read More