Gov. Kemp Opposes Home Depot Boycott, Continues to Fight for Georgia Jobs

Atlanta, GA – Today Governor Brian P. Kemp highlighted his opposition to the job-killing Home Depot boycott and his continued support for Georgia jobs.

Georgia Unemployment Rate Drops to 4.5%, Jobs Increase

Atlanta, GA - Today, Governor Brian P. Kemp issued the following statement in response to Georgia's unemployment rate dropping from 4.8% in February to 4.5% for the month of March. The national unemployment average is 6.0%.

Gov. Kemp Announces EMC Partnership to Expand Broadband Access in Rural Middle Georgia

Sandersville, GA - Efforts to expand broadband access to unserved areas of Georgia continue as Governor Brian P. Kemp made an announcement in Washington County today. Governor Kemp announced that Washington EMC will form a new partnership with Conexon Connect to provide high-speed fiber internet to more than 12,000 homes and businesses in 10 Middle Georgia counties: Baldwin, Emanuel, Glascock, Hancock, Jefferson, Johnson, Laurens, Warren, Washington and Wilkinson.

Georgia Administers 5 Million COVID-19 Vaccines

Atlanta, GA - Today, the Georgia Department of Public Health vaccine dashboard reported over 5 million vaccines have been administered in the state of Georgia. Over 3.2 million Georgians have received at least one dose, including 82% of Georgia seniors according to American Community Survey data. Georgia has now reported 1 million vaccinations in just 12 days.

 

 

TeamViewer to Open Atlanta Office to Support Enterprise Software Customer Growth

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that TeamViewer, a global provider of secure remote connectivity solutions and workplace digitalization technology, will invest significantly in opening a sales and business development office in Atlanta, creating more than 100 jobs in the metro area over the next four years. The new office will be used to support customer growth in Georgia and across North America.

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.