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

June 13, 2017

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ChooseATL, an initiative dedicated to attracting and retaining top talent to metro Atlanta, today announced the launch of its 2017 ChooseATL After 5 intern program. In partnership with Intern Navigator, the program provides Atlanta-based interns with valuable experiences outside of the office that illustrate the region’s vibrant lifestyle and culture. The 2017 program kicks off Thursday, June 15 and will consist of eight events throughout June and July. ChooseATL After 5’s full program lineup includes: ... Read More

June 5, 2017

Led by Ken Zeff, formerly of Fulton County Schools, Learn4Life is active in eight districts representing the core of the metro area and a large share of the state’s total student population. Support of school district leaders has been the key to making L4L work, and this weekend there were two opinon pieces published in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.... Read More

June 5, 2017

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President Trump's budget proposal for education marks stark declines and sharp increases for various programs. ... Read More

May 29, 2017

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As we all enjoy the day, let us remember the true intention behind this national holiday. We honor those who gave their all-in service to this nation and we thank those men and women who serve to protect our freedom today. ... Read More

May 25, 2017

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The House Rural Development Council concluded a two day meeting in Tifton, GA with Metro Atlanta Chamber staff in attendance. For the state of Georgia to continue thriving, all parts of the state must succeed whether it is suburban, urban, or rural areas. Many businesses headquartered in metro Atlanta have locations spread across the state, including rural areas.... Read More

May 25, 2017

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Today Speaker David Ralston announced the members of the House Commission on Transit Governance & Funding. The Commission, created this past session by H.R. 848, is charged with studying Georgia's transit needs and the state's role in planning and execution. ... Read More

May 23, 2017

"The opening of I-85 four weeks early is certainly a momentous event that should make us all proud. The fact remains, however, that we have a very long way to go before we can celebrate long-term success.... Read More

May 18, 2017

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Today Governor Deal, GDOT head Russell McMurray, and US Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao gathered at the site of the I-85 bridge collapse for a ceremonial ribbon cutting for the reopening of the bridge. ... Read More

May 15, 2017

“The efficiency, speed and commitment shown by all involved in the repair of I-85 is worth applauding. The work done has given us a glimpse into our region’s resiliency.... Read More

May 15, 2017

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Applications for the 2017 Atlanta E3 Awards are open now ... Read More

May 12, 2017

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On Thursday morning, candidates running for Atlanta City Council President and Mayor participated in Committee for a Better Atlanta’s (CBA) candidate forums. ... Read More

May 10, 2017

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Tomorrow Committee for a Better Atlanta (CBA) will have its City Council President & Mayoral Candidate Forum at the Metro Atlanta Chamber. The forum will be streamed LIVE from the CBA Twitter. Click here to reach the stream. ... Read More

May 9, 2017

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Yesterday, the Committee for a Better Atlanta (CBA) hosted its first City Council Candidate Forum at the Metro Atlanta Chamber.... Read More

May 4, 2017

Metro Atlanta’s Region 3 workforce boards were recently awarded $400,000 from the High Demand Career Initiative Grant. ... Read More