Gov. Kemp Proposes Program to Support Georgia Farmers and Food Banks

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp yesterday joined the Georgia Department of Agriculture, the Georgia Department of Human Services, members of the Georgia General Assembly, the Georgia Food Bank Association, the Atlanta Community Food Bank, the Georgia Farm Bureau, the Georgia Agribusiness Council, and the Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association to announce a proposal which will benefit Georgia farmers and food banks.

Gov. Kemp, AG Carr File Suit to Challenge Biden's Unlawful Head Start Mandate

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp and Attorney General Chris Carr today announced the State of Georgia has filed a lawsuit to challenge the Biden administration's Head Start vaccine and masking mandate. As enacted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Nov. 30, 2021, this mandate applies to all programs funded by Head Start, including some programs administered by Georgia's Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL). Specifically, it requires all Head Start staff and certain contractors and volunteers be fully vaccinated by Jan. 31, 2022, and that masks be worn by all Head Start children two-years of age and older, effective immediately.

Roper Corporation Invests $118 Million in Walker County Expansion, Creates 600 Jobs

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that Roper Corporation, a subsidiary of GE Appliances and Walker County’s largest employer, will invest $118 million in expanding their manufacturing operations, creating an additional 600 jobs in LaFayette.

Gov. Kemp: Family-owned Door Manufacturer to Invest $16 Million in New Turner County Facility

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that family-owned door manufacturing company Steves & Sons Inc. will locate an advanced distribution and value added facility in Turner County to meet growing demand. The company will create 200 new jobs and invest more than $16 million in the project. Hiring will begin immediately and increase as operations ramp up.

Gov. Kemp Provides Statement on Passing of U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, 'Georgia Has Lost a Giant'

Atlanta, GA – Today Governor Brian P. Kemp, First Lady Marty Kemp and their three daughters issued the following statement on the passing of United States Senator Johnny Isakson:

Gov. Kemp: Georgia Unemployment Rate Drops for 19th Straight Month to Historic Low of 2.8% As Number of Georgians Employed Reaches Historic High

Atlanta, GA - Today, Governor Brian P. Kemp applauded Georgia's unemployment rate dropping for the nineteenth straight month to 2.8% for November 2021, an all-time low. Additionally, Georgia is reporting an all-time high for the number of individuals employed.

Gov. Kemp Welcomes Rivian for Single-Largest Economic Development Project in State History

Atlanta, GA – At an event with company leaders, Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that Rivian Inc. (Rivian) will invest $5 billion in a carbon-conscious campus in Georgia for its electric adventure vehicles. Across operations, Rivian will create approximately 7,500 jobs on just under 2,000 acres located at the site known as the East Atlanta Megasite, represented by the Joint Development Authority of Jasper, Morgan, Newton, and Walton counties. Once manufacturing operations are fully ramped up, the Georgia facility will be capable of producing up to 400,000 vehicles per year. Rivian’s manufacturing plant represents the single-largest economic development project in state history.

Governor Kemp Announces Administration Floor Leaders for 2022 Legislative Session

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced his administration's floor leaders for the 2022 legislative session.

Gov. Kemp Appoints New State Board of Education Member

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian Kemp has appointed William Franklin Griffin, Jr. to the State Board of Education.

November Net Tax Revenues Up 17 Percent

Atlanta, GA – The State of Georgia’s net tax collections in November totaled $2.29 billion, for an increase of $332.7 million, or 17 percent, compared to November 2020, when net tax collections totaled $1.96 billion. Year-to-date, net tax revenue collections totaled $11.87 billion, for an increase of nearly $1.70 billion, or 16.7 percent, over FY 2021.