SK Innovation to Begin Construction on Second Georgia Battery Facility in July

Atlanta, GA - On May 4, 2020, Governor Brian P. Kemp announced that SK innovation, a developer and manufacturer of lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles (EVs), will begin construction in July on their second electric vehicle battery manufacturing facility in Jackson County. This announcement is part of the company’s announced $1.67 billion investment in Georgia. When both facilities are complete in 2023, SK innovation will have the capacity to produce batteries for 310,000 electric vehicles per year to help meet consumer demand.

RWDC Industries to Invest $260 Million in Athens-Clarke County Expansion, Create 200 Jobs

Atlanta, GA - Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that biotechnology company RWDC Industries will invest $260 million in expanding its operations into Athens-Clarke County. This innovative development will create 200 jobs.

66 COVID-19 Testing Sites Active Across Georgia

Atlanta, GA - Governor Brian P. Kemp and the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) today announced there are currently sixty-six active COVID-19 specimen collection sites across Georgia. The state added nineteen sites in the past eleven days, including one-day-only sites, with plans to open additional sites in the coming days.

GEMA/HS, DPH Distribute Largest PPE Shipment to Date

Atlanta, GA - Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced the largest shipment of personal protective equipment to date has been distributed by the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMA/HS) in cooperation with the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH).

Gov. Kemp Appoints Ben Miller, Jr. to Griffin Judicial Circuit Superior Court

Atlanta, GA - Today Governor Brian P. Kemp announced his selection of Ben Miller, Jr. to fill a vacancy on the Superior Court of the Griffin Judicial Circuit. Miller will fill the vacancy created by Mack Crawford's resignation.

Georgia Sees Banner Week for COVID-19 Testing

Atlanta, GA - Today Governor Brian P. Kemp applauded the many public health officials, frontline healthcare workers, private sector and university partners who are working around the clock to ramp up COVID-19 testing in Georgia. Over the last week, Georgia more than doubled the number of tests reported in the previous week.

Gov. Kemp, Dr. Toomey Urge Georgians to Wear Face Coverings to Fight COVID-19

Atlanta, GA - Governor Brian P. Kemp, Dr. Kathleen Toomey, and the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) urge all Georgians to continue to follow safe daily habits to reduce our risk of exposure to COVID-19 and keep the virus from spreading. Wear a face covering in public settings, practice social distancing, and wash your hands frequently.

Free COVID-19 Testing at Decatur's House of Hope on Monday, May 4

Atlanta, GA - The Governor's Coronavirus Task Force Community Outreach Committee, co-chaired by Dr. Bernice King and Leonardo Smith, has partnered with the Georgia Department of Public Health and DeKalb County Board of Public Health to establish free testing at a pop-up site at the House of Hope in Decatur this Monday, May 4, 2020.

Gov. Kemp Extends Protections for Vulnerable Georgians, Releases Guidance for Businesses

Atlanta, GA - Today Governor Brian P. Kemp signed Executive Order 4.30.20.01 and issued the following statement:

Batter Up Foods Invests $34M in Fulton Co. Waffle Plant, Creates 162 Jobs

Atlanta, GA - Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that Batter Up Foods’ sister company, SatisPie, will invest up to $34 million as it expands its product offerings to include waffles and pancakes for businesses across North America. Headquartered in Rochester, New York, this marks the company’s first location in Georgia, which will ultimately create 162 jobs.