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 Quick Start program, remains poised as the best place for workforce training program in the U.S.... Read More

Two very helpful websites have been unveiled for Georgia. ... Read More

October 16, 2017

When visiting emerging tech companies as part of MAC's Backed By ATL initiative, a recurring observation by CEOs was that, while first-tier engineering talent is difficult to find anywhere, it is much easier to find here than in the Bay Area. ... Read More

October 5, 2017

MAC Congratulates the 2017 Atlanta E3 Awards Winners Honoring Atlanta Business Leaders Promoting Regional Economy and Environment... Read More

September 28, 2017

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The Metro Atlanta Chamber Public Policy team is eagerly awaiting the fifth annual Atlanta E3 Awards, which will be held on October 4, 2017 at the Marriot Marquis. This year the Metro Atlanta Chamber received a record number of applicants, which made judging incredibly difficult.... Read More

September 28, 2017

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United Way of Greater Atlanta and the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services, in partnership with the Metro Atlanta Chamber, Annie E. Casey Foundation and Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice, held the second event in the Making Youth Employment Work series.... Read More

September 19, 2017

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The Committee for a Better Atlanta partnered with The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation with support from Central Atlanta Progress and the Metro Atlanta Chamber to host a morning session on affordable housing.... Read More

September 18, 2017

With feedback from the Better Standards Coalition, of which the Metro Atlanta Chamber is a part, echoing Governor Deal's comments about lack of ambition in the plan, many educators and policy advocates are questioning if Georgia's ESSA plan is strong enough for our kids.... Read More

September 14, 2017

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For the 2nd year in a row, the Metro Atlanta Chamber has been named the #1 Business or Trade Association by James Magazine in their Top Lobbyist Issue! ... Read More

September 13, 2017

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Last Wednesday, the Metro Atlanta Chamber and Georgia Business Leaders United joined twenty-five business leaders from six southern states on a fly in to Washington, D.C.... Read More

September 13, 2017

Does a teacher's salary match their profession and education level? ... Read More

September 8, 2017

Georgia's high school students showed improvement on ACT scored in 2016, in fact beating the national average.... Read More

September 1, 2017

The Bureau of Labor Statistics today reported that the US economy added 156,000 jobs for the month of August, somewhat below the expected level of about 180,000. ... Read More

August 31, 2017

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Today Georgia Power filed their recommendation to continue the construction of Plant Vogtle’s 3rd and 4th reactors with the Georgia Public Service Commission. The recommendation is supported by the co-owners, Oglethorpe Power, MEAG Power and Dalton Utilities.... Read More

August 30, 2017

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Last week, the Metro Atlanta Chamber Sustainability Team, Natalie and Heather, enjoyed a week full of learning, networking, and snake holding at this year’s Georgia Environmental Conference (GEC).... Read More