Hooker Furniture Corporation’s Home Meridian International to Open Distribution Facility in Liberty County

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that Home Meridian International (HMI), a division of Hooker Furniture Corporation, will open a new distribution facility in Liberty County’s Georgia Ready for Accelerated Development (GRAD) certified Tradeport East Business Center. The $23.5 million investment will deliver 50 new jobs to the area.

Gov. Kemp Announces $1.5 Billion in CARES Act Funding to Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that as much as $1.5 billion in Coronavirus Relief Funds from the CARES Act would be allocated to repay borrowing for the Georgia Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund to prevent increases in state and federal unemployment taxes. By year's end, the Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) estimates that the state Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund will have borrowed a total of $1.5 billion in response to the COVID-19 pandemic's impact on Georgia's labor force.

La Regina Atlantica to Open First U.S. Processing Facility for Famous Tomato Sauce in Bacon County

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that La Regina Atlantica, a U.S. subsidiary of Italian producer of homemade pasta sauces La Regina di San Marzano, will invest $20 million in a new food processing facility in Bacon County, delivering 250 jobs to Alma, Georgia. La Regina Atlantica will source carrots, peppers, basil, onions, and meats from farmers locally. The company’s freshly grown tomatoes will be imported from Italy through the Port of Savannah, where they will then be transported to Alma to be processed into the brand’s world-famous sauces.

Kysor Warren Epta US Invests $27 Million in Columbus North American Headquarters, Creates 200 Jobs

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that Kysor Warren Epta US, a subsidiary of Epta and leading provider of commercial refrigeration products, will invest more than $27 million in expanding its operations in Columbus, delivering 200 jobs to the local community.

Kemp Names Appointments to Flint Judicial Circuit, State Court of Henry County

Atlanta, GA – Today Governor Brian P. Kemp announced his appointment of Pandora Palmer to fill the Superior Court vacancy in the Flint Judicial Circuit and Vinny Lotti and Danielle Roberts to fill vacancies in the State Court of Henry County.

Former Top Isakson Aide to Lead Kemp Administration

Atlanta, GA – Today Governor Brian P. Kemp announced that Trey Kilpatrick will join his administration as Chief of Staff on October 15, 2020. Kilpatrick currently serves as Vice President for Government and Community Affairs for Georgia State University and formerly served as U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson’s Deputy Chief of Staff.

September Net Tax Revenues Down 3.6 Percent

Atlanta, GA – The State of Georgia's September net tax collections totaled roughly $2.16 billion for a decrease of $81.3 million, or -3.6 percent, while net tax revenue collections for the first quarter of fiscal year 2021 totaled nearly $6.2 billion and marked a year-over-year increase of $365 million, or 6.3 percent.

Gov. Kemp Names 15 Appointments

Atlanta, GA – Today Governor Brian P. Kemp announced his selection of fifteen appointees to serve on the State Board of Registration of Used Motor Vehicle Dealers and Used Motor Vehicle Parts Dealers, Georgia State Board of Cosmetology and Barbers, State Licensing Board for Residential and General Contractors, and the Construction Industry Licensing Board - Utility Contractors Division.

Kemp Names 9 Appointments

Atlanta, GA – On September 28th, Governor Brian P. Kemp announced nine appointments to serve on various divisions of the Construction Industry Licensing Board as well as the State Licensing Board for Residential and General Contractors and the Georgia Board of Nursing.

Gov. Kemp Applauds Trump Administration for Supplying 3 Million Rapid COVID Tests

Atlanta, GA – On September 28th, Governor Brian P. Kemp thanked President Trump and Vice President Pence for supplying Georgia with over three million Abbott Laboratories Binax Now, rapid COVID-19 tests in the next three to four months.