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

Georgia’s 2017 legislative session concluded last night, and while the final results were mixed, they were generally positive. Measures advancing MAC’s legislative priorities fared well, in the key areas of business climate, education/workforce, transportation and environment. ... Read More

April 24, 2017

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In partnership with InterNavigator, ChooseATL brings you ChooseATL After 5, the first program of its kind that focuses on giving interns at Atlanta-based companies an experience they will never forget. ... Read More

April 19, 2017

In the wake of the collapse of I-85 bridge at Piedmont, Atlanta's transportation and transit networks have been stressed. Transit advocates are hopeful these stresses will lead to a shift in thought. Read more from the AP. ... Read More

April 18, 2017

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By Katie Kirkpatrick, MAC Chief Policy Officer ... Read More

April 18, 2017

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Today civic, business and education leaders from across metro Atlanta launched, Learn4Life, an organization to align educational efforts and resources to ensure success for every child across five counties and eight school districts in the region.... Read More

March 13, 2017

Georgia Production Partnership, a not-for-profit coalition of companies and individuals who are active in the state’s film, video, music and interactive game industries, is hosting Film Day at the Capitol on Wednesday, March 15 at 9:00 AM in the South Wing. ... Read More

March 9, 2017

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This morning, the women of MAC Policy joined the Georgia Legislative Women's Caucus for Yellow Rose Day at the Capitol.... Read More

March 8, 2017

This year’s MAC Day at the Capitol event kicked off on Wednesday, March 1 with breakfast and networking between some of the region’s key legislators and representatives from the Atlanta business community. ... Read More

March 8, 2017

Last Friday, Georgia’s General Assembly met for its 28th legislative day, also known as “Crossover Day.” Bills that are not passed by their originating chamber by Crossover Day are considered dead for the year.... Read More

March 8, 2017

Jenny Jang, senior project manager for Metro Atlanta Chamber, has been selected to the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) Global Advisory Panel.... Read More

February 24, 2017

MAC Day at the Capitol

Please join Hala Moddelmog, MAC President & CEO, along with MAC staff and key metro Atlanta business leaders for an informal breakfast reception in your honor.... Read More

February 16, 2017

Georgia has the fifth largest military population in America with an economic impact of nearly $20 billion a year, according to reports from the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL). The possibility of military base closures was a major reason the Georgia House of Representatives convened a Study Committee on Military Affairs.... Read More

February 15, 2017

The business community and policymakers, including the office of Lt. Governor Casey Cagle, have been teaming up over the past year to shore up Georgia's talent pipeline. To this end, State Senator Lindsey Tippins this session introduced... Read More

February 14, 2017

The following statement can be attributed to Katie Kirkpatrick, chief policy officer, Metro Atlanta Chamber: “The Metro Atlanta Chamber applauds Governor Deal... Read More

February 13, 2017

U.S. Chamber Foundation, USA Funds Announce Second Talent Pipeline Management Academy Cohort... Read More