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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

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

August 5, 2020

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Today Governor Brian Kemp signed Senate Bill 288 into law. This legislation provides an avenue for rehabilitated Georgians to restrict and seal certain conviction records. This process helps returning citizens gain employment and fill open positions, while ensuring employers have appropriate liability protection. ... Read More

July 24, 2020

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Hear from our local superintendents about school reopening plans, budget challenges and dealing with the Covid crisis and distance learning challenges.... Read More

June 26, 2020

On Friday, June 26, the 2020 session of the Georgia General Assembly came to a close after a three-month suspension due to the COVID-19 pandemic.... Read More

June 22, 2020

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House Bill 1035, which would cut all tax credits and exemptions by 10%, could be called up for a vote in the Senate today.... Read More

June 18, 2020

COVID-L4L Study

Two Georgia education non-profits take a hard look at the impact of COVID on student achievement: Here's what they found... Read More

June 15, 2020

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Hear from some of Georgia's top school superintendents on how they adjusted quickly to school closures, continued to support families with technology, nutrition and other services, and how these new challenges are impacting their plans for fall opening. ... Read More

June 11, 2020

Georgia’s primary elections were held Tuesday to decide party nominees ahead of the General Election in November. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this election marked the first time all registered voters received an absentee ballot application in the mail.... Read More

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