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Atlanta, GA – The following opinion piece by GBI Director Vic Reynolds originally appeared on ValdostaToday.com.
Atlanta, GA – Today, the Georgia Department of Labor released the record-breaking November jobs report for the state of Georgia. The unemployment rate hit the lowest percentage in state history, at 3.3%. The total number of jobs in Georgia also set a record high of 4.64 million jobs, and the number of employed Georgians achieved a record high of 4.96 million.
Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that GreenView Floors International, Inc., a leading manufacturer of vinyl and laminate flooring, will establish its first U.S. manufacturing facility in Bartow County. The China-based company will create 238 jobs and invest $26 million in Adairsville.
Atlanta, GA – Yesterday afternoon, the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) State Board voted unanimously to hire Governor Kemp’s Chief Financial Officer Greg Dozier as its new Commissioner, effective January 1, 2020. A long-time advisor to the Governor and public servant with decades of leadership experience in state government, Greg Dozier will take on this role following former Commissioner Matt Arthur’s move to the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (PSC), the state’s certification agency for educators.
Atlanta, GA - Following Special Master Paul Kelly's ruling in Georgia's water litigation, Governor Brian P. Kemp issued the following statement:
"We greatly appreciate Special Master Kelly's recognition of Georgia's strong, evidence-based case in this litigation," said Governor Kemp. "We will continue to be good stewards of water resources in every corner of our state, and we hope that this issue will reach a final conclusion soon."
Atlanta, GA - The State of Georgia’s net tax collections in November totaled almost $1.81 billion for a decrease of $22.4 million, or -1.2 percent, compared to Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 when net tax collections totaled $1.83 billion. Year-to-date, net tax revenue collections totaled $9.62 billion for a decrease of roughly $33.6 million, or -0.3 percent, compared to FY 2019.
Atlanta, GA - Yesterday Governor Brian P. Kemp traveled to Bainbridge to attend the ribbon-cutting ceremony for Taurus USA's 200,000 sq. ft. manufacturing center and corporate headquarters, officially welcoming this leading firearms manufacturer to the Georgia Made family.
Atlanta, GA - Today Governor Brian P. Kemp announced his appointment of successful businesswoman Kelly Loeffler to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Senator Johnny Isakson, effective December 31, 2019.
Atlanta, GA – Recently, Shared Hope International awarded Georgia an "A" on the strength of its laws to combat sex trafficking - an improvement from the "B" received in 2018 and the "C" from the first report card in 2011.
Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that Guidoni Group - one of the leading producers and exporters of ornamental stones in the world - will locate a manufacturing facility in McRae-Helena, creating 455 jobs and investing $96 million in the project.