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January 3, 2017

Business champions growth, opposes discrimination

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With the 2017 legislative session convening next week, advocates of the so-called "religious liberty" bills say they will introduce new measures for consideration by the General Assembly.

The business community, including the Metro Atlanta Chamber, is weighing in on the matter.  MAC's policy chief told the AJC, the chamber is focused on improving the state's strong economic indicators.

“The Metro Atlanta Chamber wants to work with the General Assembly and Governor Deal to advocate for policies that will strengthen Georgia’s reputation as the No. 1 state in the nation for business,” said Katie Kirkpatrick, the chamber’s chief policy officer. “That means a great education for the workforce of tomorrow, continuing to support additional transportation options and working to ensure that Georgia remains a welcoming place for all people.”

A statement from the Georgia Chamber was also included in the AJC story.

“As a leader in global commerce, it’s paramount we continue to oppose policies that promote discrimination that jeopardize the future of our state’s economic mobility,” the statement said.

For the full AJC story, click here.

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