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

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

February 13, 2017

House Bill 160 is yet another indication of Georgia lawmakers’ commitment to seeking statewide transit solutions by creating the Georgia Commission on Transit Governance and Funding. ... Read More

February 2, 2017

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As the 2017 mayoral and city elections gear up, the Committee for a Better Atlanta 2017 (CBA) is raising awareness around issues of import to the business community and Atlanta... Read More

February 1, 2017

Senate Bill 6, filed last week, is a clear sign of Georgia lawmakers’ willingness to invest state funds into transit solutions for our state. The bill seeks to create the... Read More

February 1, 2017

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In 2016, the Georgia General Assembly approved a $500,000 grant program intended to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education. Specifically, the program supports Advanced Placement (AP) courses in computer... Read More

January 27, 2017

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Lawmakers are advancing the Fiscal Year 2017 amended budget and the Fiscal Year 2018 budget is actively under review by relevant committees. Education funding accounts for more than half of ... Read More