Gov. Kemp: Qcells Supplier to Invest $147 Million in Cartersville Manufacturing Facility

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that Hanwha Advanced Materials Georgia, Inc. (HAGA), a manufacturer of lightweight advanced materials for sustainable technology, will create more than 160 new jobs in the City of Cartersville. The company will invest an estimated $147 million in a new manufacturing facility to supply the Qcells facility in Cartersville.

First Lady Marty Kemp Announces New Appointments to GRACE Commission

Atlanta, GA – Today, First Lady Marty Kemp announced Governor Brian Kemp signed an executive order increasing the membership of the Georgians for Refuge, Action, Compassion, and Education (GRACE) Commission by two seats and appointing four new members to fill both the newly-created vacancies and two others. Lieutenant Governor Burt Jones, Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) Director Mike Register, Department of Corrections Commissioner Tyrone Oliver, and Department of Juvenile Justice Interim Commissioner Shawnda Reynolds-Cobb will join the Commission as it continues to bring public officials, law enforcement, for-profit and non-profit organizations, healthcare officials, and subject matter experts together to confront the issue of human trafficking in Georgia.

Gov. Kemp Signs State Income Tax Refund Bill

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp signed HB 162 into law yesterday, providing for a special state income tax refund for Georgians who filed returns in both the 2021 and 2022 taxable years. The AFY 2023 budget signed by Governor Kemp on March 10 accounts for the special refund, with over $1 billion in surplus funds on its way back to taxpayers. This is the second state income tax refund of its kind in as many years, thanks to conservative budgeting and the support of the General Assembly.

February Net Tax Revenues Up 8.7%

Atlanta, GA – The State of Georgia’s net tax collections for February totaled over $2.12 billion, for an increase of $169.3 million, or 8.7 percent, compared to February 2022, when net tax collections totaled roughly $1.95 billion. Year-to-date, net tax collections totaled nearly $20.93 billion, for an increase of nearly $1.17 billion, or 5.9 percent, over FY 2022.

Gov. Kemp: Hyundai Supplier PHA to Create Over 400 Jobs in Chatham County

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that PHA, a global auto parts manufacturer that will supply the Hyundai Metaplant in Bryan County, will create 402 new jobs and invest more than $67 million in a new facility in Chatham County.

Governor, First Lady Celebrate Georgia’s Creative Community with Arts and Humanities Awards

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp and First Lady Marty Kemp today announced the recipients of the 11th annual Governor’s Awards for the Arts and Humanities to honor individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to Georgia in these fields. The awards are presented in partnership with the Georgia Council for the Arts and Georgia Humanities.

Gov. Kemp, Rivian CEO RJ Scaringe and State Leaders Celebrate Rivian Day

Atlanta, GA – Today, Governor Brian P. Kemp and First Lady Marty Kemp, along with Rivian founder and CEO RJ Scaringe, joined Lt. Governor Burt Jones, Speaker Jon Burns, Department of Economic Development Commissioner Pat Wilson, legislative leaders from both chambers, local elected and economic officials, and company representatives to celebrate the first-ever Rivian Day at the State Capitol. The full day of events included a legislative luncheon for members of the General Assembly to engage with Rivian executives to hear more about the company’s planned operations in Georgia. Governor Kemp also officially recognized Wednesday, March 1, as Rivian Day in Georgia.

Gov. Kemp: Sam’s Club to Create 600 New Jobs at Douglas County Fulfillment Center

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that Sam’s Club will create 600 new jobs and invest more than $142 million in a new fulfillment center in Douglas County.

Gov. Kemp Announces Appointments to Judicial Circuits and State Courts

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced his appointments to the following judicial posts: the Honorable Ryan Hope to the State Court of Clarke County, filling a vacancy created by the resignation of the Honorable Ethelyn Simpson; Claire Chason and Lawton Heard to the South Georgia Judicial Circuit, filling vacancies created by the resignation of the Honorable Kevin Chason and the passage of House Bill 624; District Attorney Chris Arnt to the Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit, filling a vacancy created by the resignation of the Honorable Ralph Van Pelt, Jr.; Clayton Fuller to the Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit District Attorney vacancy created by the appointment of Chris Arnt; the Honorable Michael Hubbard to the Carroll County State Court, filling a vacancy created by appointment of the Honorable Erica Tisinger to the Superior Court of the Coweta Judicial Circuit; and Katherine Paulk to the Coffee County State Court, filling the vacancy created by the resignation of the Honorable Robert H. Preston.

Gov. Kemp: Sewon America Announces 740 New Jobs in Effingham County

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that Sewon America, a subsidiary of Korean-based Sewon Precision Industry Co., will create 740 new jobs in Rincon and invest more than $300 million in a new Effingham County manufacturing facility. This project is the largest known private investment in the City of Rincon, to-date. This announcement also fulfills the commitment to create jobs and investment in all four of the Savannah Harbor Interstate-16 Joint Development Authority (JDA) counties as a result of Hyundai's Metaplant location in Bryan County - the largest economic development project in state history. Suppliers for the Metaplant have now committed over $1.8 billion in investment, surpassing initial estimates by at least $800 million.