Sports Beverage Company BANG ENERGY to Open First Southeastern Manufacturing and Distribution Facility in Lithia Springs

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that energy and sports beverage company BANG ENERGY will invest $145 million in opening its first Southeastern manufacturing and distribution facility in Lithia Springs, delivering 600 new jobs to Douglas County.

Georgia Unemployment Rate Falls to 5.6%, Beats National Average

Atlanta, GA – Today, Governor Brian P. Kemp issued a statement following the Georgia Department of Labor's announcement that Georgia's unemployment rate had fallen to 5.6% in the month of August, down from 7.6% in July. The national unemployment rate for August stood at 8.4%.

Kemp Names 17 Appointments

Atlanta, GA – Today Governor Brian P. Kemp announced seventeen appointments to Georgia's Sexual Offender Registration Review Board and the Georgia Joint Defense Commission.

 

Papa John’s Selects Metro Atlanta as Location of a New Global Headquarters

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that internationally known pizza delivery and carry-out company Papa John’s has selected metro Atlanta to open a new global headquarters in 2021, delivering 200 jobs to the area.

Kemp Announces Chief of Staff's Departure

Atlanta, GA – Today Governor Brian P. Kemp announced that his Chief of Staff and longtime advisor, Tim Fleming, is departing his administration to pursue new opportunities in the private sector.

Gov. Kemp Extends COVID-19 Order, Addresses Long-Term Care Facility Visitation

Atlanta, GA – On September 15, 2020, Governor Brian P. Kemp signed Executive Order 09.15.20.01, extending current COVID-19 restrictions and issuing guidance for long-term care facility visitation. The new Executive Order takes effect on September 16 at 12:00 AM and runs through September 30 at 11:59 PM.

Kemp, Toomey Urge Georgians to Get Tested Following Labor Day Weekend

Atlanta, GA – On September 10th, Governor Brian P. Kemp and Dr. Kathleen Toomey, Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH), are asking all Georgians - especially those who may have participated in large gatherings over the Labor Day holiday weekend - to schedule a COVID-19 test at one of the Georgia Department of Public Health's more than 180 testing locations.

Kemp: August Net Tax Revenues Up 7.7%

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp announced today that Georgia’s August net tax collections totaled nearly $1.89 billion for an increase of $134.5 million, or 7.7 percent, compared to August 2019, when net tax collections totaled roughly $1.75 billion. Year-to-date, net tax revenue collections totaled $4.03 billion after two months for an increase of $446.3 million, or 12.4 percent, compared to the end of August last year (FY 2020).

Kemp Names 10 Appointments

Atlanta, GA – Today Governor Brian P. Kemp announced ten appointments to the Georgia Board of Public Safety and the Georgia Professional Standards Commission.

Job Creation Up In First Two Months of Fiscal Year

Atlanta, GA – Today Governor Brian P. Kemp announced new economic development job numbers showing that Georgia’s economic momentum is continuing to grow two months into the state’s new fiscal year. August data shows job creation from new Georgia projects has already reached one-third of the total jobs reported for fiscal year 2020, and investments are up 11% over July. Despite COVID-19, job creation is 1.5 times higher than the same two months last year.