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

Georgia’s 2017 legislative session concluded last night, and while the final results were mixed, they were generally positive. Measures advancing MAC’s legislative priorities fared well, in the key areas of business climate, education/workforce, transportation and environment. ... Read More

August 16, 2017

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On August 15, 2017, MAC attended the Georgia Chamber's 2017 Congressional Luncheon at the Macon Marriott City Center.... Read More

August 11, 2017

MAC Director of Workforce Development, Amy Lancaster co-authored a post titled "Georgia Announces Grants to Support Sector Partnerships"... Read More

August 3, 2017

Interested in working with MAC Policy as our Government Affairs Intern? ... Read More

July 31, 2017

The Georgia Milestones Assessment provides key information on the overall performance of student achievement in core content areas.... Read More

July 31, 2017

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On Tuesday July 25, members of the Metro Atlanta Chamber’s policy team visited the Bellwood Quarry, which when completed will act an emergency water reserve for the City of Atlanta.... Read More

July 26, 2017

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N.C.’s Pre-K Program has proven to have long term positive results for 3rd grade learners.... Read More

July 17, 2017

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The Metro Atlanta Chamber hosted the Better Standards Coalition in a working session to discuss Georgia Draft plan to implement Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). An in-depth look at schools, student accountability, and our state’s school grading system with recommendations from panelist and audience members. ... Read More

July 16, 2017

"Metro Atlanta’s transportation problems have long seemed to mirror traffic here at rush hour(s)...... Read More

July 14, 2017

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In partnership with InternNavigator and ChooseATL, ChooseATL’s After 5 intern program closed a month’s worth of activations with a CEO dinner and guest panel, featuring leaders from around metro Atlanta recounting their experiences to the next generation of millennial workforce.... Read More

July 12, 2017

Awards honor metro Atlanta business leaders advancing regional economy and environment... Read More

July 10, 2017

While we were all celebrating the July 4th holiday, many bills passed by the 2017 Georgia General Assembly went into effect. The following bills were among those with a July 1st effective date which align with our MAC Public Policy Agenda:... Read More

July 9, 2017

This issue of transit in Gwinnett is in the forefront of County Commissioner Charlotte Nash's mind - she wants the county to have some kind of transportation referendum on the ballot in November 2018.... Read More

June 29, 2017

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Today was the first meeting of the House Commission on Transit Governance and Funding, created this past session by HR 848.... Read More

June 28, 2017

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MAC's ChooseATL After 5 program was featured ... Read More