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

February 9, 2018

This week the Georgia Senate adopted SR 711, a resolution recognizing the Monday’s handoff from the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee to the Atlanta Super Bowl LIII Host Committee. ... Read More

January 22, 2018

Georgia's ESSA Plan has been approved with minor changes, more news...... Read More

January 16, 2018

In his final State of the State address, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal outlined some big changes for Georgia's Education & Workforce efforts.... Read More

January 12, 2018

What education topics are at the foremost of educators, policy-makers and other thought-leaders minds? ... Read More

January 8, 2018

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In honor of the College Football National Championship today, the General Assembly adopted a resolution recognizing the Atlanta Football Host Committee and the College Football Playoff National Championship.... Read More

January 3, 2018

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Representative Meagan Hanson (R-Brookhaven), along with representatives from the District Attorneys Office, Anti-Defamation League and International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), emphasized the need for Georgia to have hate crime legislation.... Read More

January 2, 2018

Home Depot has become a leader in childcare resourcing for its employees. After the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation started promoting Home Depot's work in its report last year, their initiative is picking up some notice. ... Read More

December 22, 2017

Each year, the Governor's Office of Student Achievement releases its Beating The Odds Report which compares student performance from one school to another school of similar makeup.... Read More

December 13, 2017

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Over the last two weeks, the MAC Policy Team had the staff from the General Assembly come by for lunch to thank them for all the hard work they do all year round and especially during the legislative session. ... Read More

December 13, 2017

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The House Rural Development Council met today in Milledgeville at the Old State Capitol after months of meetings all across the state to discuss and adopt recommendations with the aim of empowering private business to grow jobs in rural Georgia and lift up the quality of life.... Read More

December 11, 2017

On December 8th, MAC was pleased to host the new School Turnaround Chief for the Georgia Department of Education as well as a panel of experts focusing on student work-based learning oppotunities.... Read More

December 6, 2017

The latest round of school grades had good news for some metro area schools.... Read More

December 4, 2017

A partnership of community and education organizations brought together Atlanta's two candidates for Mayor to discus their views on education.... Read More

October 31, 2017

The HOPE Career Grant extension will cover full tuition to selected students in automotive technology, aviation, construction, electrical line work and logistics - all high-demand fields in Georgia.... Read More