Governor Kemp, State Labor Commissioner Announce Economic Recovery Plan

Atlanta, GA – Today Governor Brian P. Kemp and Georgia Department of Labor Commissioner Mark Butler announced Georgia’s plan for reemployment and economic recovery. To address workforce shortages and boost a full economic recovery, state labor officials plan to end Georgia’s participation in federal pandemic unemployment programs, effective Saturday, June 26, 2021. Over the next several weeks, state officials will provide resources for job search support, education and training opportunities, childcare and transportation services, and safe workplace initiatives for workers, families, and employers.

Report: Georgia Business Environment Receives Top Ranking

Atlanta, GA – Last week, CATO released a report titled “Entrepreneurs and Regulations: Removing State and Local Barriers to New Businesses,” which compares strengths of economies in states with burdensome regulations versus those in less regulated states. Among the Top 10 States for the lowest regulatory barriers are GA, SD, ND, NH, IN, WY, UT, and OH. Georgia is ranked number one.

Governor Kemp, State Labor Commissioner Announce Economic Recovery Plan

Atlanta, GA – Today Governor Brian P. Kemp and Georgia Department of Labor Commissioner Mark Butler announced Georgia’s plan for reemployment and economic recovery. To address workforce shortages and boost a full economic recovery, state labor officials plan to end Georgia’s participation in federal pandemic unemployment programs, effective Saturday, June 26, 2021. Over the next several weeks, state officials will provide resources for job search support, education and training opportunities, childcare and transportation services, and safe workplace initiatives for workers, families, and employers.

April Net Tax Revenues Up 52.4 Percent

Atlanta, GA - The State of Georgia’s April net tax collections totaled more than $2.80 billion for an increase of $963.7 million, or 52.4 percent, compared to April 2020 when net tax collections totaled almost $1.84 billion. Year-to-date, net tax collections totaled $21.74 billion for an increase of nearly $2.51 billion, or 13.1 percent, compared to the previous fiscal year when net tax revenues totaled $19.23 billion after ten months.

Gov. Kemp Signs Executive Order to Temporarily Suspend Gas Tax in Georgia

Atlanta, GA – Today Governor Brian P. Kemp signed an executive order to temporarily suspend the gas tax in Georgia in light of the Colonial Pipeline cyber attack. The Governor also announced that Georgia is increasing the weight limits for trucks transporting fuel, providing more supply for stations as they receive deliveries. The order further prohibits price gouging by bad actors looking to exploit the situation.

Gov. Kemp Announces WebstaurantStore to Expand Georgia Presence, Create 100+ Jobs in Chatham County

Atlanta, GA – Today Governor Brian P. Kemp announced that WebstaurantStore, a supplier to food service professionals around the world, will open a distribution center in Chatham County, creating more than 100 jobs. The company also currently has two facilities in Albany, Georgia, which employ more than 350 Georgians.

E-Mobility Charging System Leader Heliox to Open North American Headquarters in Atlanta

Atlanta, GA – Today Governor Brian P. Kemp announced that Heliox, a global leader in producing e-mobility charging systems, will establish their North American headquarters in Atlanta. The company’s Georgia expansion will create more than 70 clean-energy jobs in the region within the next year.

Gov. Kemp Signs Citizen's Arrest Overhaul

Atlanta, GA – Today Governor Kemp signed H.B. 479 to overhaul Georgia's antiquated citizen's arrest statute. The Governor was joined by a bipartisan group of legislators, advocacy organizations, and members of Ahmaud Arbery's family.

 

Gov. Kemp Announces Interfor Invests $30 Million in Expanding Sawmill in Perry

Atlanta, GA – Today Governor Brian P. Kemp announced that Interfor, a forest products company and the largest lumber producer in the state, will invest $30 million in expanding their sawmill operations in Perry, Georgia.

Gov. Kemp Signs Bills to Protect Georgia Children, Expand School Choice, Strengthen Families

Atlanta, GA – On Thursday, May 6, Governor Brian P. Kemp signed several bills to protect Georgia children, expand school choice, and strengthen families in the Peach State.