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

November 7, 2019

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Unpredictable hours, inflexible schedules, traffic congestion, lack of access: These are just a few of the challenges Atlanta parents face in finding quality, affordable child care in the region. ... Read More

October 31, 2019

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Congratulations to our team members Marshall Guest and Dave Williams for being promoted to Senior Vice Presidents, Public Policy!... Read More

October 24, 2019

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With low unemployment at 3.5% and new jobs being created, it’s no surprise that Georgia job postings hit a record high in 2018, with nearly 800,000 job postings across the state. The number of job postings in Georgia in 2018 represents a 9% increase over 2017 and a 33% increase over 2014. While metro Atlanta is a top destination for new migrating talent, growing our workforce will be instrumental for sustainable economic growth.... Read More

October 17, 2019

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Earlier this week, a small group of leaders and MAC staff got a inside look at the City of Atlanta's Water Supply Program. The program includes the conversion of the old Bellwood Quarry into the new Westside Reservoir and boring a 5 mile tunnel from the quarry to the Chattahoochee River.... Read More

October 14, 2019

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Last week the Supreme Court of Georgia reversed and remanded the GeorgiaCarry.org v Atlanta Botanical Garden, Inc. (ABG) case back to Fulton County Superior Court. The case has been moving through Georgia’s courts since 2015.... Read More

October 8, 2019

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Join Metro Atlanta Chamber at the US Green Building Council's 2019 Greenbuild International Conference & Expo in Atlanta, GA for four days of networking, education, and new technology focused on sustainability in the built environment. ... Read More

October 4, 2019

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Last week the Georgia Freight and Logistics Commission held its second meeting in Savannah to discuss the future of moving goods and cargo throughout Georgia and beyond. ... Read More

September 25, 2019

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Today the Metro Atlanta Chamber announced the winners of the 2019 Atlanta E3 Awards during a breakfast event at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis.... Read More

September 20, 2019

Georgia taxpayers are currently faced with an uneven playing field when challenging tax assessments or refund denials.... Read More

September 11, 2019

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MAC’s public policy team and the Atlanta Sports Council convened business executives, government officials, and sports industry leaders last month to discuss our momentum around major sporting events Atlanta has hosted, including the 2019 Super Bowl and 2018 CFP National Championship, and will host, including the 2020 NCAA Men’s Final Four and 2022 MLB All-Star game.... Read More

September 5, 2019

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Nana grants and similar programs from TCSG can change career opportunities for many parents.... Read More

August 29, 2019

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The US Chamber of Commerce Foundation is laying the groundwork in creating a strong business priority to include child care and early education as part of infrastructure... Read More

August 21, 2019

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Last week, the City of East Point, Georgia saw an influx of job seekers from across the Metro Atlanta region who attended the 2nd annual Opportunity ATL Job & Resource Fair, which connects Atlanta job seekers with training and services to help obtain and retain employment, organized by Amy Lancaster-King, Director of Workforce Development at the Metro Atlanta Chamber, and her team. ... Read More

August 16, 2019

The capital city of Tennessee welcomed policy makers and policy advocates from across the country last week for the annual Legislative Summit hosted by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL). Members of MAC’s public policy team joined several legislators, staffers, and lobbyists from Georgia to develop key relationships, have meaningful and productive discussion, and enjoy the famous Nashville music scene.... Read More

August 12, 2019

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Last week, the Metro Atlanta Chamber (MAC) and other board members of the Regional Business Coalition (RBC) visited Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (HJAIA) to meet with General Manager John Selden and tour the airfield of the world’s busiest airport.... Read More

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