Gov. Kemp: $8.43 Billion, 24,000+ Jobs from Economic Development Projects During First Three Quarters of Fiscal Year

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp, in conjunction with the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD), today announced that more than 24,000 jobs were created across all regions of the state by economic development projects in Georgia during the first three quarters of fiscal year 2021. These projects total over $8.43 billion in new investments, representing a 67% increase in new investments compared to the first nine months of the previous fiscal year. Likewise, job creation is up 49% over the same period during fiscal year 2020.

Applications Open for Families of Children with Special Needs Reimbursement

Atlanta, GA - Governor Brian P. Kemp and the Georgia Department of Education have opened the applications for the Families of Children with Special Needs Reimbursement through May 14.

March Net Tax Revenues Up 3.7 Percent

Atlanta, GA - The State of Georgia’s net tax collections for March totaled nearly $1.90 billion for an increase of almost $67 million, or 3.7 percent, compared to March 2020, when net tax collections totaled $1.83 billion. Year-to-date, total net tax collections approached $18.94 billion, for an increase of roughly $1.55 billion, or 8.9 percent, compared to FY 2020 when net tax revenues totaled $17.39 billion after nine months.

First Lady Marty Kemp, Attorney General Chris Carr Release New PSA

Atlanta, GA – Georgia First Lady Marty Kemp, in partnership with Attorney General Chris Carr, today released a new anti-human trafficking public service announcement (PSA). The new PSA highlights "The Survivors First Act" and is airing across the state on digital media.

Gov. Kemp Issues Statement on SK Innovation, LG Energy Solution Deal

Atlanta, GA - Today, Governor Brian P. Kemp issued the following statement on the settlement deal reached by SK Innovation and LG Energy Solution.

Georgia Administers 4.5 Million Vaccines

Atlanta, GA - Today, the Georgia Department of Public Health vaccine dashboard reported over 4.5 million vaccines have been administered in the state of Georgia. Over 3 million Georgians have received at least one dose, including 80% of Georgia seniors according to American Community Survey data.

Indoor Greens Company Pete’s to Open First Eastern U.S. Indoor Farming Facility, Invest $18 Million in Peach County

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that Pete’s, a long-time, California-based greenhouse grower, will invest $18 million in opening their first eastern U.S. indoor, controlled environment agriculture facility in Warner Robins in Peach County, Georgia.

Gov. Kemp: Biden Should Support Georgia Jobs

Atlanta, GA - Today, Governor Brian P. Kemp issued a statement again calling for President Biden to overturn the International Trade Commission February 11th ruling on SK Innovation. Without Presidential action, the long-term prospects of SK Innovation’s $2.6 billion electric vehicle battery production facility in Jackson County, Georgia, would be harmed significantly. Following the ITC’s order, there is a 60-day window for Presidential review during which time President Biden may overturn the findings that would affect SK, along with its customers, Ford and Volkswagen.

Georgia is Open for Business

Atlanta, GA – On Thursday, April 8, Executive Order will take effect, rolling back the remaining COVID-19 restrictions on Georgia's economy.

Gov. Kemp: Georgia Has Administered Over 4 Million Vaccine Doses

Atlanta, GA – As of Saturday, April 3, the Georgia Department of Public Health's (DPH) vaccine dashboard reported that Georgia has administered over 4 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine. Georgia crossed over the 3 million mark on Friday, March 19, meaning over 1 million doses of vaccine were administered in just 15 days in the Peach State. Currently, Georgia has administered 89% of total doses shipped to the state.