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

September 20, 2019

Georgia taxpayers are currently faced with an uneven playing field when challenging tax assessments or refund denials.... Read More

September 11, 2019

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MAC’s public policy team and the Atlanta Sports Council convened business executives, government officials, and sports industry leaders last month to discuss our momentum around major sporting events Atlanta has hosted, including the 2019 Super Bowl and 2018 CFP National Championship, and will host, including the 2020 NCAA Men’s Final Four and 2022 MLB All-Star game.... Read More

September 5, 2019

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Nana grants and similar programs from TCSG can change career opportunities for many parents.... Read More

August 29, 2019

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The US Chamber of Commerce Foundation is laying the groundwork in creating a strong business priority to include child care and early education as part of infrastructure... Read More

August 21, 2019

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Last week, the City of East Point, Georgia saw an influx of job seekers from across the Metro Atlanta region who attended the 2nd annual Opportunity ATL Job & Resource Fair, which connects Atlanta job seekers with training and services to help obtain and retain employment, organized by Amy Lancaster-King, Director of Workforce Development at the Metro Atlanta Chamber, and her team. ... Read More

August 16, 2019

The capital city of Tennessee welcomed policy makers and policy advocates from across the country last week for the annual Legislative Summit hosted by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL). Members of MAC’s public policy team joined several legislators, staffers, and lobbyists from Georgia to develop key relationships, have meaningful and productive discussion, and enjoy the famous Nashville music scene.... Read More

August 12, 2019

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Last week, the Metro Atlanta Chamber (MAC) and other board members of the Regional Business Coalition (RBC) visited Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (HJAIA) to meet with General Manager John Selden and tour the airfield of the world’s busiest airport.... Read More

July 29, 2019

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The latest scores are in for Georgia Milestones, Georgia's annual assessment starting in third grade that measures proficiency in subjects like English language arts, math and science, among others.... Read More

July 29, 2019

ATLANTA – July 29, 2019 – Today, the Metro Atlanta Chamber (MAC) announced the finalists for the 2019 Atlanta E3 Awards. Entering its seventh year, the Atlanta E3 Awards celebrate the companies, organizations and people whose work innovates at the intersection of sustainability and commerce. To-date the awards have recognized 37 recipients.... Read More

July 1, 2019

Financial Literacy 2019

Almost half-a-million early adopters have already signed up for a forthcoming app to teach financial literacy.... Read More

June 21, 2019

The movie industry in metro Atlanta is partnering with schools to teach financial literacy to k-12 students. How does this work?... Read More

May 23, 2019

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Tuesday, MAC unveiled the Talent Pipeline Report - important workforce data that analyzed the assessments of more than 21,000 students from 95 high schools in Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton, and Gwinnett Counties. The data, developed by YouScience, provides insights into students’ aptitude and interest in high-demand career fields. It builds on the great work already underway at MAC with initiatives like Choose ATL, Choose ATL after 5 and the Your Talent Your Future work to address the region’s workforce needs. A key tactic in closing this skills gap is to drive career awareness and engagement opportunities for our students across the region ... Read More

May 16, 2019

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MAC’s Public Policy team, members of the General Assembly, and state staff visited the THINC College & Career Academy and Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia, Inc. (KMMG) last week to learn about the unique relationship between the two organizations.... Read More

April 17, 2019

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Today was the second in our Greenlight on Sustainability series to feature the winners from the 2018 E3 Awards. Featuring Mercedes-Benz Stadium and Roadie. ... Read More

April 2, 2019

On Tuesday, April 2nd, the 2019 session of the Georgia General Assembly came to a close around midnight.... Read More

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