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

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

March 15, 2019

In today’s AJC, Amy Lancaster-King, MAC’s director of Workforce Development, discusses important data that reveals students’ interests and aptitudes that will help address the skills gap.... Read More

March 13, 2019

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Yesterday, MAC's Public Policy team joined Comcast in co-hosting more than 20 legislators serving on Georgia's House Economic Development and Tourism Committee as they visited The Battery Atlanta and Comcast Regional Headquarters... Read More

March 8, 2019

On Thursday, March 7, the Georgia General Assembly met for the 28th legislative day, also known as “Crossover Day.” This is the final day for bills to pass out of the chamber in which they were introduced. Bills that fail to pass are generally considered dead for the remainder of this session, but may be reconsidered next year.... Read More

January 24, 2019

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Want to know what's big in Education for the state of Georgia this year? ... Read More

December 13, 2018

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The Metro Atlanta Chamber attended a reception for a delegation of trade counselors from the European Union on Tuesday where Governor-Elect Brian Kemp was the guest of honor.... Read More

December 5, 2018

See the Metro Atlanta Chamber's 2019-2020 Policy Agenda ... Read More

November 7, 2018

Georgia’s General Election was held yesterday to determine statewide offices and members of the United States Congress and Georgia General Assembly. Just over 60% of registered voters turned out to cast a ballot.... Read More

November 6, 2018

Last night after hours of debate, the Atlanta City Council approved the proposal with developer CIM to revitalize the Gulch area Downtown. The Metro Atlanta Chamber applauds the Mayor and Atlanta City Council for taking the time to deliberate and pass such an impactful project.... Read More

October 30, 2018

Georgia is leaving almost $2 billion on the economic table according to a new report out today. The Metro Atlanta Chamber and the Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students (G.E.E.A.R.S.) issues a new report today that looked at the economic impact that child care issues are having on the state.... Read More

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