• Gov. Kemp Names Appointments to Supreme Court of Georgia, Georgia Court of Appeals

    March 30, 2020

    Governor Brian P. Kemp announced his selection of Judge Carla Wong McMillian to serve on the Supreme Court of Georgia and Judges Verda M. Colvin and John A. "Trea" Pipkin III to serve on the Georgia Court of Appeals.

  • All Georgia Voters will have the Chance to Vote by Absentee Ballot in May Primary

    March 30, 2020

    Georgia’s 6.9 million active voters can expect to receive mail from the Secretary of State’s office in the upcoming weeks. It will be an application for absentee voting in the upcoming May 19 Primary.

  • Georgia Dept. of Labor Extend Unemployment Benefits for Georgians

    March 27, 2020

    Governor Brian P. Kemp and the Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) addressed the unprecedented demand for economic relief for Georgians as witnessed in the recent unemployment claims numbers released this morning by the US Department of Labor. This morning, Governor Kemp signed an Executive Order allowing GDOL Commissioner Mark Butler to issue two new emergency rules.

  • Georgia Chamber Provides Business Guidance During COVID-19

    March 26, 2020

    The Georgia Chamber is providing business guidance regarding state and local ordinances. Recommendations include up-to-date information based upon regulations as of March 25, 2020 at noon.

  • Corsica Technologies: How Does A Rise in Remote Workers Effect Cyber Security?

    March 26, 2020

    Businesses around the world are proving their resilience during the current state of pandemic brought on by Coronavirus or COVID-19 by embracing remote work. Traditional commuters are now connecting remotely to their office networks and using video conferencing at an increasing rate. This sudden change is proving to be a challenge for broadband Internet providers worldwide by increasing traffic and straining their systems like never before.

  • Gov. Kemp Calls on Georgia Businesses to Aid with Critical Health Care Needs

    March 25, 2020

    Governor Brian P. Kemp called on all Georgia businesses who are able to help the state provide, produce, distribute, or store critical health care items needed to fight the spread of COVID-19.

  • AG Chris Carr Partners with Business Community to Combat Price Gouging and Scams

    March 25, 2020

    Attorney General Chris Carr is stepping up the fight to rid the marketplace of price gougers and scammers by partnering with members of the Georgia and national business communities.

  • Business Leaders Call for Infrastructure Investment to Jump Start the COVID-19 Economy

    March 25, 2020

    The Committee for Economic Development of The Conference Board (CED) calls for policymakers and businesses to work together to put an emphasis on infrastructure spending now in order to kick start the US economy in the face of the COVID-19 related downturn.

  • Georgia Ports Authority: Port of Savannah up 17% in Volume in February

    March 24, 2020

    The Port of Savannah achieved its busiest February ever last month, handling 364,405 twenty-foot equivalent container units, an increase of 17 percent over the same month last year. Although March volumes are expected to dip due to the impact of COVID-19 compared to last March, all terminals remain open for business.

  • Habitat for Humanity CEO: For Some, “Shelter in Place” is a Different Kind of Crisis

    March 24, 2020

    Habitat for Humanity International CEO Jonathan Reckford discussed the economic ripple effects of COVID-19. "With each passing day, we all find ourselves trying to adapt to the measures required to combat the spread of COVID-19. In countries and cultures all around the world, “stay at home” is the message of the moment. “Shelter in place.”

  • Gov. Kemp Names Coronavirus Task Force Committees

    March 23, 2020

    Governor Brian P. Kemp announced the members of the Governor's four Coronavirus Task Force Committees: the Economic Impact Committee, Primary Care Provider Committee, Emergency Preparedness Committee, and Committee for the Homeless and Displaced.

  • AT&T Creates $10M Fund to Support Parents, Teachers and Students Throughout COVID-19 School Closures

    March 23, 2020

    AT&T is creating a Distance Learning and Family Connections Fund to give parents, students and teachers tools they need for at-home learning. The fund also will provide resources to maintain meaningful connections and bonding opportunities for those isolated from family and friends.

  • Tips for Working from Home with Kids

    March 20, 2020

    With the closure of schools and child care programs in addition to some employers encouraging workers to telecommute, parents across Georgia and the nation are coping with a new and odd day-to-day reality: working from home while trying to take care of their kids.

  • Sentaors Perdue, Loeffler Urge Action To Support Small Businesses During Coronavirus Pandemic

    March 20, 2020

    As former business leaders, U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA) and Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) are working to ensure small businesses have the flexibility and certainty they need to protect their employees and serve their customers during the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Gov. Kemp, Georgia Dept. of Labor Focus on Assisting Workers Affected by COVID-19

    March 19, 2020

    Governor Brian P. Kemp and the Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) addressed an increase in the number of partial claims filed as a result of businesses reducing work hours or temporarily closing their doors in light of recent developments regarding COVID-19.

  • Georgia Receives SBA Statewide Disaster Declaration, Applications for Small Business Emergency Loans Now Open

    March 19, 2020

    Governor Brian P. Kemp announced that Georgia has received an official statewide disaster declaration from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). This declaration will provide assistance in the form of SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans to impacted small businesses in all 159 counties in Georgia.

  • Special Report: Analysis of COVID-19’s Impact on Economy & Government

    March 18, 2020

    Anyone who is not taking the world’s battle against the COVID-19 virus seriously needs to start doing so immediately. Not only avoiding crowds and not shaking hands, but also attempting to avoid unnecessary exposure in places like restaurants, stores, gyms or other places that we normally visit.

  • Kerry Group to Expand in Floyd County, Invest $125M

    March 12, 2020

    Governor Brian P. Kemp announced that Kerry Group will expand its operations in Rome, Georgia, investing $125 million, its largest-ever capital expenditure investment. The project will employ more than 400 people during the construction phase and more than 100 new full-time positions when the facility is fully operational.

  • Georgia Film Office Launches New Website, Celebrates Record-breaking Results at State Capitol

    March 12, 2020

    The Georgia Film Office, a division of the Department of Economic Development (GDEcD), yesterday celebrated with legislators and industry partners the positive impact and record-breaking year the film industry had in the state at the annual Film Day at the Capitol. Georgia is one of the top film production centers in the world, and the industry posted a record $2.9 billion in direct investment during the last fiscal year.

  • U.S. Entrepreneurship Levels Continue On An Upward Trend

    March 11, 2020

    Indicating strong health of entrepreneurship, both entrepreneurial activity and established business ownership in the United States have trended upward over the past 19 years, according to the 2019–2020 Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Global Report, released March 3rd at the GEM Annual Meeting.

  • SBDC Helps Grow Businesses Through International Trade

    March 09, 2020

    Pain Care Labs, based in Atlanta, introduced its first product, Buzzy, a bee-themed device that uses ice and vibration to ease the pain from injections, in 2009. A year later, the company began to export its drug free pain relief products to the U.K. and Australia.

  • Georgia Reports Highest Number of Employed on Record

    March 06, 2020

    State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said today that the number of employed Georgians was up 12,060 to almost 5 million, an all-time high.

  • 64,000 Georgians Successfully Voted Early on New Voting Machines

    March 06, 2020

    In just three days of early voting, more than 64,000 Georgians have voted in person on the Peach State’s secure and verifiable paper-ballot voting system. In the two early voting days since Monday, the number of Georgians who have voted early on the new system has increased more than 3.5 times.

  • Lawmakers Make Changes to State’s Dual Enrollment Program

    March 05, 2020

    Georgia lawmakers went into the 2020 legislative session looking for ways to ensure the sustainability of the state’s popular dual enrollment program. Tuesday, members of the Georgia House of Representatives approved House Bill 444 which will reduce the number of classes high school students can take on college campuses.

  • AG Chris Carr Announces the 9th Annual Legal Food Frenzy

    March 04, 2020

    Attorney General Chris Carr announced that registration is open for the 9th Annual Georgia Legal Food Frenzy, a statewide food and fundraising competition among Georgia’s lawyers to help end hunger across the state.