Gov. Kemp Joins Fellow Governors, Public-Private Sector Partners in Addressing Supply Chain Issues

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today joined fellow governors in launching Operation Open Roads aimed at proposing common-sense solutions the Biden administration should consider to address global supply chain issues. As part of this multistate effort, Governor Kemp also convened public and private sector partners at the Georgia State Capitol for a round table discussion that highlighted Georgia's record of leadership on supply chain, logistics, and workforce issues.

Media Roundup: Georgia's Economy Continues to Outpace Nation with Strong Job Growth and All-time Low Unemployment Rate

Atlanta, GA - On Thursday, November 18, Governor Brian P. Kemp highlighted Georgia's unemployment rate dropping for the eighteenth straight month to 3.1 percent for October 2021, an all-time low. Additionally, Georgia marked the addition of more than 200,000 jobs over the last year, and the number of unemployed Georgians was reported at the lowest level since June 2001 (158,107).

Gov. Kemp: Georgia Unemployment Rate Drops for 18th Straight Month to Historic Low of 3.1% Amid Strong Job Growth

Atlanta, GA - Today, Governor Brian P. Kemp applauded Georgia's unemployment rate dropping for the eighteenth straight month to 3.1% for October 2021, an all-time low. Additionally, Georgia has now added over 200,000 jobs in the last year, and the number of unemployed Georgians was reported at the lowest level since June 2001 (158,107).

Gov. Kemp, AG Carr Challenge Biden’s Vaccine Mandate for Health Care Workers

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp and Attorney General Chris Carr today announced the State of Georgia has filed a lawsuit challenging the Biden administration’s vaccine mandate for health care workers. The emergency regulation, issued on Nov. 5, 2021 by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), mandates full COVID-19 vaccination for all eligible staff at health care facilities that participate in the Medicare and Medicaid programs by Jan. 4, 2022.

Gov Kemp: Georgia’s Path2College 529 Plan Upgraded Two Tiers to “Silver” by Morningstar

Atlanta, GA – Morningstar, Inc., a leading investment research firm, upgraded its rating of Georgia’s Path2College 529 Plan from Neutral to Silver, leapfrogging eighteen other state 529 college savings plans. Georgia is the only state to receive a two-tier upgrade. Morningstar’s report stated that the Georgia Higher Education Savings Plan Board, chaired by Governor Brian Kemp, “displayed characteristics of strong stewardship” as the plan “underwent a major revamp.”

Gov. Kemp: Georgia Ports Mark Mega Rail Milestone

Savannah, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that the Georgia Ports Authority has completed and is now operating the second set of nine new rail tracks for a total of 18 tracks at its Mason Mega Rail Terminal. The expansion immediately increases intermodal capacity to and from the Port of Savannah by more than 30 percent.

Gov. Kemp: Celadon to Open North American Headquarters, State-of-the-Art Recycling, Advanced Manufacturing Operations in Savannah

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced Celadon Development Corporation “Celadon” will invest more than $155 million in opening a North American headquarters and a state-of-the-art recycling and advanced manufacturing facility in Chatham County, creating 117 jobs in the Savannah area. This represents Phase 1 of Celadon’s major investment project in Georgia.

Gov. Kemp: Aurubis to Open State-of-the-Art Recycling and Copper Smelting Facility in Augusta

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that Aurubis, one of the leading recyclers of copper, precious metals, and non-ferrous materials worldwide, will invest $340 million (€300 million) in a state-of-the-art recycling and secondary smelting facility for multi-metal recycling in Augusta. This new facility will be the very first of its kind in the U.S. and will create 125 jobs in the Augusta area.

Gov. Kemp Names Winners of Georgia RISE Award, Recognizing Standout Public School Employees

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that two Georgians have been named winners of the Georgia RISE Award, which honors classified school employees.

Gov. Kemp: American Peanut Growers Group to Open New Processing Facility, Expand Shelling Plant

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced Georgia-based American Peanut Growers Group (APGG) will invest $85 million in expanding operations in the state, creating 90 jobs. In addition to expanding its current Donalsonville shelling plant, APGG will open a new food processing facility on its 45-acre campus in Seminole County.