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Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that IC Biomedical, a producer of cryogenic freezers, will make a multi-million dollar investment in opening an advanced manufacturing facility near Cartersville. As demand for medical-grade freezers continues to surge, the facility will deliver more than 80 jobs to Bartow County.
Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that FanDuel Group, a leading sports-tech entertainment company, will invest more than $15 million in opening a technology campus in Atlanta, creating more than 900 jobs over the next five years. This new state-of-the-art facility will primarily focus on supporting the company’s product development, tech, and IT operations.
Atlanta, GA – Today Governor Brian P. Kemp announced that Domtar Corporation will invest more than $60 million to expand their Engineered Absorbent Materials (EAM) manufacturing operations in Jesup, delivering 75 additional jobs to Wayne County.
Atlanta, GA – On Thursday, May 13th, Governor Brian P. Kemp, in coordination with state labor officials, announced Georgia's economic recovery plan to get more Georgians back into the workforce and support Peach State businesses.
Atlanta, GA – Last week, CATO released a report titled “Entrepreneurs and Regulations: Removing State and Local Barriers to New Businesses,” which compares strengths of economies in states with burdensome regulations versus those in less regulated states. Among the Top 10 States for the lowest regulatory barriers are GA, SD, ND, NH, IN, WY, UT, and OH. Georgia is ranked number one.
Atlanta, GA – Today, Governor Brian P. Kemp issued a new Executive Order extending the State of Emergency for Petroleum Shortage until Saturday, May 22, 2021.
Atlanta, GA – Today Governor Brian P. Kemp and Georgia Department of Labor Commissioner Mark Butler announced Georgia’s plan for reemployment and economic recovery. To address workforce shortages and boost a full economic recovery, state labor officials plan to end Georgia’s participation in federal pandemic unemployment programs, effective Saturday, June 26, 2021. Over the next several weeks, state officials will provide resources for job search support, education and training opportunities, childcare and transportation services, and safe workplace initiatives for workers, families, and employers.
Atlanta, GA - The State of Georgia’s April net tax collections totaled more than $2.80 billion for an increase of $963.7 million, or 52.4 percent, compared to April 2020 when net tax collections totaled almost $1.84 billion. Year-to-date, net tax collections totaled $21.74 billion for an increase of nearly $2.51 billion, or 13.1 percent, compared to the previous fiscal year when net tax revenues totaled $19.23 billion after ten months.
Atlanta, GA – Today Governor Brian P. Kemp signed an executive order to temporarily suspend the gas tax in Georgia in light of the Colonial Pipeline cyber attack. The Governor also announced that Georgia is increasing the weight limits for trucks transporting fuel, providing more supply for stations as they receive deliveries. The order further prohibits price gouging by bad actors looking to exploit the situation.
Atlanta, GA – Today Governor Brian P. Kemp announced that WebstaurantStore, a supplier to food service professionals around the world, will open a distribution center in Chatham County, creating more than 100 jobs. The company also currently has two facilities in Albany, Georgia, which employ more than 350 Georgians.