Gov. Kemp Dedicates $240M for New Grant Program to Expand High-Speed Internet, Help Close Digital Divide

Atlanta, GA – Today, Governor Brian P. Kemp announced the investment of $240 million to support the continued expansion of high-speed internet services to Georgians. These funds will be made available through the Capital Projects Fund Grant Program (CPF). CPF funding will be administered and deployed by the Office of Planning and Budget (OPB) through a competitive grant program, beginning August 15.

Gov. Kemp: Workwear Retailer Duluth Trading Company Creates More Than 300 New Jobs in Bartow County

Atlanta, GA – Today Governor Brian P. Kemp announced that Duluth Trading Company, a casual wear, workwear, and accessory retailer for men and women, will build a new distribution and fulfillment facility in Adairsville. The new facility will create more than 300 new jobs and represents an investment of $53 million in Bartow County.

Gov. Kemp: WebstaurantStore Expands Operations in Georgia, Creates 213 New Jobs in Bryan County

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that WebstaurantStore, a supplier to food service professionals around the world, will construct a new distribution facility in Ellabell, Georgia. The new facility will create 213 new positions in Bryan County, representing more than $87 million in investment and the company’s largest expansion in Georgia.

Gov. Kemp: Georgia Shatters Investment and Job Records in FY22

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp, in conjunction with the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD), today announced that Georgia achieved another record year for economic development investments and job creation in the state during fiscal year 2022. Investments and job creation were 94 percent and 53 percent above prior economic development records, respectively. Watch the ceremony here. During the event, Governor Kemp and GDEcD Commissioner Pat Wilson also unveiled a new video highlighting the state's success. The full video can be viewed here.

Gov. Kemp, Chancellor Perdue Announce Statewide Career Planning Resource Platform

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp and University System of Georgia (USG) Chancellor Sonny Perdue today announced a new statewide career planning resource platform. Governor Kemp has awarded USG $650,000 from the Governors Emergency Education Relief Fund to set up the Career Planning Resource Platform, to which all 26 public institutions will have access.

Gov. Kemp Announces Program to Support Students Impacted by the Pandemic in Pursuit of Careers, Fulfill Critical Workforce Need

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced a new program aimed at ensuring students negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic have the opportunity to pursue successful careers while receiving a high-quality education. Through the Governors Emergency Education Relief Program, more than $800,000 will be awarded for a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Pilot Program.

Gov Kemp: July Net Tax Revenues Up 2.5%

Atlanta, GA – The State of Georgia’s net tax collections during the first month of FY 2023 totaled nearly $2.21 billion for an increase of $54.2 million, or 2.5 percent, over July 2021 (FY 22), when net tax collections approached $2.16 billion.

Gov. Kemp: AFB International to Create More than 100 New Jobs in Columbus

Columbus, GA – Today Governor Brian P. Kemp announced that AFB International, a global manufacturer of pet food ingredients, will invest more than $79 million in a new facility in Columbus, Georgia, creating more than 100 new jobs in the next five years.

Gov. Kemp: GOP Governors Respond to Washington Democrats' Reckless Tax and Spending Proposals

Atlanta, GA – Today, governors of the following states, led by Georgia Governor Brian P. Kemp and South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster, united in providing a response to Democrats' reckless tax and spending proposals: Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Wyoming.

Gov. Kemp Extends Temporary Suspension of Gas Tax and Supply Chain State of Emergency

Atlanta, GA – Today, Governor Brian P. Kemp signed two executive orders to alleviate the financial burden placed on Georgians due to the federal government’s gross mishandling of inflation and to renew efforts to address supply chain issues. Governor Kemp has extended the temporary suspension of the state’s excise tax on motor fuel sales. The previous order also suspended collection of the state sales tax on locomotive fuel, and this provision has also been extended. He also renewed the State of Emergency for Supply Chain Disruptions. Both orders will be effective through September 12 and can be found here.