Gov. Kemp: Georgia Named "Top State for Business" for 6th Straight Year

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that Georgia has been named the “Top State for Business” by Area Development, a leading publication covering corporate site selection and relocation, for the sixth year in a row. The results are determined by the publication’s poll of site consultants.

Gov. Kemp Announces Record Year for Global Commerce and Film

Atlanta, GA – Today Governor Brian P. Kemp joined the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) to announce the record-breaking impact the Global Commerce and Film Divisions had in Georgia during fiscal year 2019 (FY19), which ran from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019.

Kemp Lifts Hurricane Dorian Evacuation Order

Atlanta, GA – Today at 9:30 AM, Governor Brian P. Kemp lifted the mandatory evacuation order for people east of Interstate 95 in Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Glynn, Liberty, and McIntosh Counties. The Executive Order is available here.

Ahead of Hurricane Dorian, Gov. Kemp Expands State of Emergency to Nine More Counties

Atlanta, GA – This morning, Governor Brian P. Kemp has issued an Executive Order expanding the State of Emergency declared on August 29, 2019 to include Appling, Bacon, Bulloch, Clinch, Echols, Evans, Screven, Tattnall, and Ware Counties.

Ahead of Hurricane Dorian, Gov. Kemp Orders Evacuation for Six Counties Starting Noon Tomorrow

Atlanta, GA – Ahead of Hurricane Dorian, Governor Brian P. Kemp has issued an Executive Order ordering the mandatory evacuation of individuals east of Interstate 95 in Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Glynn, Liberty, and McIntosh Counties starting at noon on Monday, September 2, 2o19. The Governor's order also directs the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMA) and Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) to establish westerly contraflow on Interstate 16 starting at 8 AM on Tuesday, September 3, 2019.

Gov. Kemp, Dept. of Community Affairs Announce $41 Million in Grants to 59 Communities

Atlanta, GA – On August 29, 2019, Governor Brian Kemp announced that fifty-nine Georgia communities will receive a total of $41 million in federal assistance to help grow their local economies. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) allocated the funding to Georgia’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, which is administered by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA).

Ahead of Hurricane Dorian, Gov. Kemp Declares State of Emergency in 12 Counties

Atlanta, GA – Ahead of Hurricane Dorian, Governor Brian P. Kemp has issued two Executive Orders to declare a State of Emergency in twelve counties - Brantley, Bryan, Camden, Charlton, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, McIntosh, Pierce, and Wayne - and suspend restrictions on hours of commercial vehicle operation and vehicle height, weight, and length thresholds to assist in storm preparation, response, and recovery.

Governor Kemp, State School Superintendent Richard Woods Lead Effort on Education Standards

Atlanta, GA – The State of Georgia is beginning a citizen-led, student focused effort to review and revise the academic standards used in Georgia’s K-12 public schools, Governor Brian P. Kemp announced today.

Governor, First Lady’s Statements on Senator Isakson’s Resignation

Atlanta, GA – Following Senator Johnny Isakson's statement regarding his resignation from the U.S. Senate, effective December 31, 2019, Governor Brian P. Kemp and First Lady Marty Kemp issue the following statements:

Parsons Corporation Among First to Locate at Georgia Cyber Center in Augusta

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that Parsons Corporation, a leading cybersecurity technology provider, will open a new office in the Georgia Cyber Center in Augusta. The company will create twenty-six jobs with room for future growth.