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

October 4, 2018

In advance of City Council’s October 15th meeting, the Metro Atlanta Chamber has provided a letter of support for the $5 billion Gulch deal, as well as independent resources to assist City Council as they assess the complex deal.... Read More

October 2, 2018

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Last week, the More MARTA project list was submitted to Mayor Bottoms for her review in advance of the full MARTA Board’s vote on October 4th.... Read More

September 27, 2018

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We told you about the 100,000 Opportunities Initiative last spring, and how the job fair that they put on was catered to the country’s “opportunity youth,” or those between the ages of 16 and 24 who are neither working or in school.... Read More

September 20, 2018

Georgia saw a full percentage point increase in high school graduation rates for the 2017-2018 year. ... Read More

September 10, 2018

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This month James Magazine has released their Top Lobbyists issue and we are proud to be named the #1 Business or Trade Association for the 3rd year in a row... Read More

August 29, 2018

The Public Service Commission regulates investor-owned utilities and helps ensure reliable and affordable service for customers in the electric, gas and telecom markets. On November 6, 2018, two of the five commission seats are up for election or re-election... Read More

August 28, 2018

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Last week, the 13th annual Georgia Environmental Conference convened in Jekyll Island for three days of packed programming... Read More

August 22, 2018

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Yesterday, More MARTA hosted an information session here at the Metro Atlanta Chamber for members of the business community... Read More

August 16, 2018

Earlier this week, the Board of Regents approved the first Nexus Degrees at Albany State and Columbus State. ... Read More

August 8, 2018

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ATLANTA – August 8, 2018 – Today, the Metro Atlanta Chamber (MAC) revealed the finalists for the 2018 Atlanta E3 Awards. The E3 Awards celebrate the companies, organizations and people whose work innovates at the intersection of sustainability and commerce... Read More

July 25, 2018

Runoff elections were held yesterday to decide final party nominees ahead of the General Election in November. Voter turnout was expectedly low at just under 12 percent.... Read More

July 18, 2018

The last week has been exciting for transit expansion in metro Atlanta. ... Read More

July 2, 2018

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On Friday, U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao announced a $184 million federal INFRA grant to Georgia to help finance 17 miles of express lanes along GA 400 in Fulton and Forsyth Counties.... Read More

June 25, 2018

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By Tom Cunningham, chief economist, Metro Atlanta Chamber... Read More

June 20, 2018

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On Wednesday, May 23, the Metro Atlanta Chamber (MAC) hosted a group of students from the University of Syracuse as part of their Discover Atlanta program. This program gave 14 students from the College of Arts & Sciences the opportunity to meet with industry leaders and alumni from a variety of Atlanta-based companies.... Read More