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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 22, 2021

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A newly-published report, “Georgia Leading the Way: The Logistics Workforce for the Future, outlines that the supply chain and logistics industry is a prime opportunity area for Georgia’s continued economic growth. ... Read More

January 15, 2021

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In his state of the state address, Governor Brian Kemp (R-GA) outlined several increases over last year's tough budget.... Read More

January 6, 2021

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The metro Atlanta business community stands united in calling for an end to the violence taking place in Washington, D.C. and across our nation.... Read More

December 7, 2020

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Talking to educators, school administrators, industry representatives and education advocates on Thursday, December 3rd, Georgia Lieutenant Governor Geoff Duncan highlighted how important technical and computer education efforts are to the long-term economic health of the state.... Read More

December 4, 2020

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Georgia’s Second Chances Bill removes barriers to individuals participating in the workforce by allowing certain misdemeanor offenses to be expunged after specific criteria are met. ... Read More

November 18, 2020

Learn4Life Benchmarks

How has Covid-19 impacted education in the metro area?... Read More

November 4, 2020

The General Election was held Tuesday, Nov. 3, to decide the presidency, members of the United States Congress and Georgia General Assembly, statewide races, amendments to Georgia's constitution, and other municipal races. The numbers below reflect the General Election's certified results that were made official by Georgia's Secretary of State office on November 20, 2020.... Read More

October 14, 2020

Today, Governor Kemp announced that the state will use $1.5 billion in funding from the CARES Act to backfill the Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund to prevent increases in state and federal unemployment taxes.... Read More

October 9, 2020

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The Kendeda Building at the Georgia Institute of Technology is a marvel of modern sustainable building practice. It aims to be the first Living Building Challenge-certified building in the U.S., denoting the space as a net positive to the environment in terms of water and energy.... Read More

October 8, 2020

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Genuine Parts Company, a Fortune 500 based in Atlanta, is a secret giant in sustainability. Genuine Parts works year over year to improve supply chain and logistics for their company, boosting mileage and efficiency of fleet management in service of their over 3,600 stores across the world.... Read More

October 7, 2020

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In 2009, State Farm Arena (Philips Arena at the time) was the first NBA arena to be awarded LEED Certification for Existing Buildings: Operation and Maintenance. When the time came to renovate in 2017, the Hawks prioritized hitting LEED Gold under the LEED Commercial Interiors Green Building Rating System.... Read More

October 6, 2020

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Georgia Power has a long-standing commitment to sustainability, demonstrated by their many environmental and community efforts. There are a few outstanding programs that the 2020 E3 Awards would like to recognize... Read More

October 5, 2020

Awards honor metro Atlanta business leaders advancing regional economy and sustainability... Read More

August 12, 2020

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The RESTORE initiative was launched to identify policies that will help Georgia recover quickly from the COVID-19 pandemic.... Read More

August 6, 2020

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On Wednesday Governor Brian Kemp signed the COVID-19 Safe Harbor bill, SB 359, into law.... Read More

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