Gov. Kemp, DOAS Release Recommendations to Improve Small and Minority-Owned Business Access to State Procurement Process

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today joined the Department of Administrative Services (DOAS) in announcing the release of the Small Business and Supplier Diversity Initiative Report, mandated by Executive Order 07.13.22.01. The report outlines several recommendations to further access to Georgia’s procurement process and resources for small, minority-owned, woman-owned, and veteran-owned businesses.

Gov. Kemp: King’s Hawaiian to Expand Hall County Bakery Operations, Invest $85 Million

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that family-owned, Hawaii-inspired food company King’s Hawaiian® will invest more than $85 million in expanding its Oakwood facility, creating more than 160 new jobs.

Gov. Kemp Announces Over $4.6 Million in Grants for Law Enforcement Training Program

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp and Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC) Executive Director Jay Neal today announced the awards of 57 grants totaling $4,667,793 through the Law Enforcement Training Grant Program.

Gov. Kemp, Hyundai Motor Group Execs Break Ground at Georgia’s Bryan County Megasite

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp, along with Hyundai Motor Group (HMG) Executive Chair Euisun Chung and company officials, officially broke ground today on Hyundai Motor Group Metaplant America's (HMGMA) new manufacturing plant at the Bryan County Megasite, joined by state, local, and federal officials. The $5.54 billion investment for this facility by the company and its affiliate suppliers was announced in May of this year and includes plans to produce a diverse range of innovative, fully electric vehicles (EV) and a new battery manufacturing facility.

Gov. Kemp: NewCold To Make Henry County’s Single-largest Investment With State-of-the-Art Distribution Facility

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that NewCold, a global leader in automated storage and cold chain logistics, will build and operate an advanced, large-scale distribution facility in Georgia. This project will create 170 new jobs and deliver more than $333 million in investment – the single-largest investment by a business in Henry County, to date.

Gov. Kemp Announces Appointments to Rare Disease Advisory Council

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced his appointments to the Georgia Rare Disease Advisory Council, created by House Bill 918. The Council is comprised of 16 qualified professionals, persons living with rare diseases, and caregivers appointed by the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Speaker of the House. It will advise the General Assembly and other state agencies and departments on the needs of individuals with rare diseases living in Georgia.

Gov. Kemp Announces Appointments to Commission on Civics Education

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced his appointments to the Georgia Commission on Civics Education. Created by Senate Bill 220, which Governor Kemp signed in April of this year, the Commission promotes and enhances the education of students on the importance of civic engagement and public service, the study of state and local government, and collaboration among organizations in the state that conduct civics education.

Response to Rep. Bishop, et al. October 11, 2022

Representatives Bishop, Bourdeaux, Johnson, McBath, Scott, and Williams:

Thank you for your letter concerning the impending closure of Wellstar Atlanta Medical Center (AMC) and its effect on access to healthcare in the Metro Atlanta Region. At such a pivotal time when we should be working together to find solutions for our constituents, it is deeply disappointing to see members of Georgia's Congressional delegation perpetuating falsehoods in an effo1t to advance a misguided political narrative. Despite the claims in your letter, Wellstar stated unequivocally that Medicaid expansion "would not have changed this outcome." The truth is that Medicaid has expanded in Georgia, and the "full" expansion so often pitched as a panacea would shift a significant number of Georgians away from private coverage, only exacerbating the financial challenges faced by hospitals, as explained below.

Gov. Kemp: September Net Tax Revenues Up 9.9%

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that Georgia’s September net tax collections totaled almost $3.1 billion for an increase of $279.2 million, or 9.9 percent, compared to FY 2022 when net tax collections approached $2.82 billion. Year-to-date, net tax revenue collections totaled roughly $7.62 billion for an increase of $513.8 million, or 7.2 percent, through the end of this quarter.

Gov. Kemp Extends Suspension of Gas Tax and Supply Chain State of Emergency as Region Deals With Aftermath of Hurricane Ian

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today signed two executive orders extending the temporary suspension of state taxes on motor and locomotive fuel as well as the supply chain state of emergency. As Georgia's neighboring states of Florida and South Carolina continue recovery efforts following the severe damage caused by Hurricane Ian, the Southeast region could experience further supply chain issues and even higher demand on fuel supplies, exacerbating the 40-year high inflation caused by bad policies coming out of Washington, D.C. As South Carolina and Florida contend with the damage caused by the storm, and as armies of linemen, emergency response crews, and volunteers continue to move to and through the region, fuel supplies could undergo even greater demand in the days and weeks ahead. Both orders will be effective through November 11, 2022, and can be found here.