Governor Kemp Names Three New Appointments

Atlanta, GA – Today Governor Brian Kemp announced the appointment of Robyn Crittenden to be the Commissioner of the Department of Revenue (DOR), Shawnzia Thomas to become Executive Director of the Georgia Technology Authority Board (GTA) and the state's Chief Information Officer, and Jessica Simmons to be Deputy Chief Information Officer for Broadband and Special Projects at GTA.

Gov. Kemp Announces Opening of Semperit Industrial Products Americas Headquarters, Manufacturing Facility in Coweta County

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that Semperit Industrial Products, an international provider of highly specialized rubber products for customers within the industrial and medical sectors, will expand its presence in Georgia. With the opening of the company’s new Americas headquarters and manufacturing facility in Coweta County, Semperit will have the ability to better serve its customers across both North and South America. The investment volume totals $9 million, and the company plans to create 70 jobs in Newnan, Georgia.

Governor Kemp Appoints New Child Advocate

Atlanta, GA – Today Governor Brian Kemp swore in Jerry Bruce as Georgia's Child Advocate. Mr. Bruce fills the vacancy left by the April 2021 resignation of Rachel Davidson and was selected following the formation and recommendation of a three-member nominating committee.

Gov. Kemp Announces Plug Power Opening Green Manufacturing Plant in Camden County

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that Plug Power, a leading global provider of hydrogen solutions, will invest $84 million in opening a green hydrogen fuel production plant in Camden County. Plug Power has deployed more than 40,000 fuel cell systems for e-mobility, delivering efficiency gains, fast fueling, and lower operational costs to their customers, and delivers 40 tons per day of hydrogen fuel to those customers.

Gov. Kemp Announces Technical Skills Training Commitment to Prepare 5,500 Georgians for Cloud Computing Careers

Atlanta, GA — Today, Governor Brian P. Kemp announced a collaborative initiative between the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG), the Georgia Department of Education (GADOE), the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), and Amazon Web Services (AWS) to provide cloud computing training and education to 5,500 learners statewide by 2024. Through this initiative, high schools and technical colleges in Georgia will offer cloud computing courses and credentials that align with skills needed to pursue in-demand technical careers.

Georgia Announces Sale of $1.097 Billion in General Obligation Bonds

Atlanta, GA — Today Governor Brian P. Kemp announced the State of Georgia successfully sold $1.097 billion in two different series of general obligation bonds to fund new construction projects and equipment, make repairs and renovations to existing facilities, and purchase and retire outstanding bonds to achieve debt service savings. The Georgia State Financing and Investment Commission - responsible for issuing the state’s bonds - approved the bond sale at its meeting today.

May Net Tax Revenues Up 68.1 Percent

Atlanta, GA - The State of Georgia’s May net tax collections approached $2.66 billion for an increase of roughly $1.08 billion, or 68.1 percent, compared to May 2020 when net tax collections totaled $1.58 billion. Year-to-date, total net tax collections totaled almost $24.40 billion for an increase of roughly $3.59 billion, or 17.2 percent, compared to the previous fiscal year when net tax revenues totaled $20.81 billion as of May 31, 2020.

Health Care Staffing Company Soliant Expands Headquarters in Gwinnett County, Creates 200 Jobs

ATLANTA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that Soliant, a leading provider of specialized health care and education staffing services to hospitals and schools around the U.S., will further expand their Gwinnett County operations, creating 200 new jobs in Peachtree Corners, Georgia.

Gov. Kemp Applauds State Board of Education for Opposing Critical Race Theory

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp applauded members of the State Board of Education for voting earlier today to express their opposition to teaching Critical Race Theory (CRT) in Georgia's K-12 classrooms. The board vote followed a letter from Governor Kemp in May urging swift action.

Gov. Kemp Announces $2 Million in Marketing Grants and Co-Op Funding to Support Tourism Industry Recovery

Atlanta, GA – Today, Governor Brian P. Kemp in partnership with Explore Georgia, the state tourism office within the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD), announced the recipients of a special round of Tourism Recovery Marketing Grants. The Explore Georgia Tourism Recovery Marketing Grant program supports marketing efforts to bolster the recovery of Georgia’s tourism industry from the COVID-19 pandemic. Thirty-four destination marketing organizations in 27 counties will receive a combined total of nearly $1.5 million in recovery marketing funding as part of this one-time grant program.