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

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

June 28, 2017

Emory University, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and Children's Heathcare of Atlanta's Egelston campus (CHOA) have now each filed petitions to be annexed into the City of Atlanta. ... Read More

June 27, 2017

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Our sponsors pushed ChooseATL After 5 to the next level. Check out our first event from June 15th! ... 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