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 19, 2017

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The Committee for a Better Atlanta partnered with The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation with support from Central Atlanta Progress and the Metro Atlanta Chamber to host a morning session on affordable housing.... Read More

September 18, 2017

With feedback from the Better Standards Coalition, of which the Metro Atlanta Chamber is a part, echoing Governor Deal's comments about lack of ambition in the plan, many educators and policy advocates are questioning if Georgia's ESSA plan is strong enough for our kids.... Read More

September 14, 2017

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For the 2nd year in a row, the Metro Atlanta Chamber has been named the #1 Business or Trade Association by James Magazine in their Top Lobbyist Issue! ... Read More

September 13, 2017

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Last Wednesday, the Metro Atlanta Chamber and Georgia Business Leaders United joined twenty-five business leaders from six southern states on a fly in to Washington, D.C.... Read More

September 13, 2017

Does a teacher's salary match their profession and education level? ... Read More

September 8, 2017

Georgia's high school students showed improvement on ACT scored in 2016, in fact beating the national average.... Read More

September 1, 2017

The Bureau of Labor Statistics today reported that the US economy added 156,000 jobs for the month of August, somewhat below the expected level of about 180,000. ... Read More

August 31, 2017

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Today Georgia Power filed their recommendation to continue the construction of Plant Vogtle’s 3rd and 4th reactors with the Georgia Public Service Commission. The recommendation is supported by the co-owners, Oglethorpe Power, MEAG Power and Dalton Utilities.... Read More

August 30, 2017

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Last week, the Metro Atlanta Chamber Sustainability Team, Natalie and Heather, enjoyed a week full of learning, networking, and snake holding at this year’s Georgia Environmental Conference (GEC).... Read More

August 29, 2017

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With recent graduates entering the workforce and students getting ready for the fall semester, the Metro Atlanta Chamber sat down with career service representatives from three of Georgia’s leading universities to discuss what kind of employment environment these young graduates are moving in to, as well as what on-going services are available to students and graduates alike.... Read More

August 29, 2017

Kyle Wingfield of the AJC, in this Sunday's paper, wrote on one of the challenges to Georgia's economic growth - workforce development.... Read More

August 28, 2017

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This morning several members of the MAC Policy team attended the unveiling of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Statue... Read More

August 24, 2017

Charlie Harper of GeorgiaPol.com offers a dose of reality to some of the conversations around reforming our state's tax code.... Read More

August 23, 2017

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Yesterday, the Senate Tax Exemption Study Committee met for the second time in Dahlonega at the University of North Georgia.... Read More

August 18, 2017

The Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education hosted a Critical Issues Forum to discuss “Closing Georgia’s Talent Gap.” ... Read More