Gov. Kemp, Chancellor Perdue Announce Statewide Career Planning Resource Platform

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp and University System of Georgia (USG) Chancellor Sonny Perdue today announced a new statewide career planning resource platform. Governor Kemp has awarded USG $650,000 from the Governors Emergency Education Relief Fund to set up the Career Planning Resource Platform, to which all 26 public institutions will have access.

Gov. Kemp Announces Program to Support Students Impacted by the Pandemic in Pursuit of Careers, Fulfill Critical Workforce Need

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced a new program aimed at ensuring students negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic have the opportunity to pursue successful careers while receiving a high-quality education. Through the Governors Emergency Education Relief Program, more than $800,000 will be awarded for a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Pilot Program.

Gov Kemp: July Net Tax Revenues Up 2.5%

Atlanta, GA – The State of Georgia’s net tax collections during the first month of FY 2023 totaled nearly $2.21 billion for an increase of $54.2 million, or 2.5 percent, over July 2021 (FY 22), when net tax collections approached $2.16 billion.

Gov. Kemp: AFB International to Create More than 100 New Jobs in Columbus

Columbus, GA – Today Governor Brian P. Kemp announced that AFB International, a global manufacturer of pet food ingredients, will invest more than $79 million in a new facility in Columbus, Georgia, creating more than 100 new jobs in the next five years.

Gov. Kemp: GOP Governors Respond to Washington Democrats' Reckless Tax and Spending Proposals

Atlanta, GA – Today, governors of the following states, led by Georgia Governor Brian P. Kemp and South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster, united in providing a response to Democrats' reckless tax and spending proposals: Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Wyoming.

Gov. Kemp Extends Temporary Suspension of Gas Tax and Supply Chain State of Emergency

Atlanta, GA – Today, Governor Brian P. Kemp signed two executive orders to alleviate the financial burden placed on Georgians due to the federal government’s gross mishandling of inflation and to renew efforts to address supply chain issues. Governor Kemp has extended the temporary suspension of the state’s excise tax on motor fuel sales. The previous order also suspended collection of the state sales tax on locomotive fuel, and this provision has also been extended. He also renewed the State of Emergency for Supply Chain Disruptions. Both orders will be effective through September 12 and can be found here.

Gov. Kemp Appoints Judge Hamrick to State-wide Business Court

Atlanta, GA – Today, Governor Brian P. Kemp appointed William "Bill" Hamrick to serve as the State-wide Business Court judge. The State-wide Business Court provides specialized expertise in the adjudication of complex commercial cases, with an eye toward efficiency and responsiveness. A significant asset in keeping the Peach State No. 1 for business, it was approved by Georgia voters in the November 2018 election and codified with bipartisan support in the 2019 legislative session.

Gov. Kemp Provides Remarks at Georgia Governor's Tourism Conference in Athens

Athens, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today applauded Georgia’s tourism industry for attracting pre-pandemic levels of domestic visitors at the 2022 Georgia Governor’s Tourism Conference in Athens. Presented by Explore Georgia, the tourism division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD), the three-day conference is the premier annual event for the state’s travel and hospitality industry. This year’s conference drew more than 400 tourism industry professionals from across the state.

Gov. Kemp, First Lady Marty Kemp, and DHS Announce Statewide Campaign to Recruit More Foster Parents

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian Kemp, First Lady Marty Kemp, and Department of Human Services (DHS) Commissioner Candice Broce today announced a new statewide marketing campaign to help recruit and retain more foster parents for youth in state custody.

Gov. Kemp: Georgia Made Film & TV Productions Generate $4.4B for State in Yet Another Chart-Topping Year

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced a chart-topping year for the film and television industry as productions spent $4.4 billion in Georgia during fiscal year 2022 – a new industry record. The Georgia Film Office, a strategic office within the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) charged with marketing and promoting the industry in the state, reported that the State of Georgia hosted 412 productions, represented by 32 feature films, 36 independent films, 269 television and episodic productions, 42 commercials, and 33 music videos between July 1, 2021 and June 30, 2022.