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

December 6, 2019

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Lieutenant Governor Geoff Duncan urges Georgians to support the Georgia HEART Rural Hospital Tax Credit Program. It’s not too late to support this program and help our state’s rural hospitals. ... Read More

December 5, 2019

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Georgia is stepping up to build partnerships between businesses and non-profits in a thoughtful, research-based approach with real policy solutions to a major workforce problem: access and availability of high-quality, affordable child care.... Read More

December 3, 2019

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Senator Johnny Isakson delivers his farewell address ... Read More

November 22, 2019

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Yesterday, a couple of members of the MAC Public Policy team attended the Cobb Chamber’s Transportation & Mobility Summit.... Read More

November 13, 2019

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On Monday, MAC and GEEARS hosted Opportunities Lost 2.0: How Employers Can Support Families with Young Children, to discuss the importance of early childhood education and quality child care.... Read More

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

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