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

February 24, 2017

MAC Day at the Capitol

Please join Hala Moddelmog, MAC President & CEO, along with MAC staff and key metro Atlanta business leaders for an informal breakfast reception in your honor.... Read More

February 16, 2017

Georgia has the fifth largest military population in America with an economic impact of nearly $20 billion a year, according to reports from the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL). The possibility of military base closures was a major reason the Georgia House of Representatives convened a Study Committee on Military Affairs.... Read More

February 15, 2017

The business community and policymakers, including the office of Lt. Governor Casey Cagle, have been teaming up over the past year to shore up Georgia's talent pipeline. To this end, State Senator Lindsey Tippins this session introduced... Read More

February 14, 2017

The following statement can be attributed to Katie Kirkpatrick, chief policy officer, Metro Atlanta Chamber: “The Metro Atlanta Chamber applauds Governor Deal... Read More

February 13, 2017

U.S. Chamber Foundation, USA Funds Announce Second Talent Pipeline Management Academy Cohort... Read More

February 13, 2017

House Bill 160 is yet another indication of Georgia lawmakers’ commitment to seeking statewide transit solutions by creating the Georgia Commission on Transit Governance and Funding. ... Read More

February 2, 2017

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As the 2017 mayoral and city elections gear up, the Committee for a Better Atlanta 2017 (CBA) is raising awareness around issues of import to the business community and Atlanta... Read More

February 1, 2017

Senate Bill 6, filed last week, is a clear sign of Georgia lawmakers’ willingness to invest state funds into transit solutions for our state. The bill seeks to create the... Read More

February 1, 2017

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In 2016, the Georgia General Assembly approved a $500,000 grant program intended to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education. Specifically, the program supports Advanced Placement (AP) courses in computer... Read More

January 27, 2017

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Lawmakers are advancing the Fiscal Year 2017 amended budget and the Fiscal Year 2018 budget is actively under review by relevant committees. Education funding accounts for more than half of ... Read More

January 25, 2017

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Georgia is well known for its music and entertainers, however the state’s music economy and impact have been declining over the past 10 years. The Georgia General Assembly is considering... Read More

January 24, 2017

Georgia State University President, Dr. Mark P. Becker, is highlighting the long-term benefits of fostering Atlanta’s innovation economy. In an opinion piece published by Metro Atlanta CEO, Becker encourages the creation ... Read More

January 23, 2017

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Venture Capital (VC) is a key ingredient in growing early stage companies, which create new jobs and revenue. The Senate Study Committee on Venture Capital Investments met last fall to... Read More

January 19, 2017

The report defines FinTech as “any technology that supports the financial services industry, such as payment processors, credit cards, and debit cards. This technology can also be used with trading stocks and bonds, insurance platforms, Bitcoins, financial data analytics, currency conversion, or mobile commerce. ... Read More

January 18, 2017

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Lawmakers and state government agencies are working this week on the 2018 Fiscal Year and the Amended 2017 budgets. ... Read More