Gov. Kemp Extends COVID-19 Order

Atlanta, GA – On October 15, 2020, Governor Brian P. Kemp signed Executive Order 10.15.01, extending current COVID-19 restrictions with minimal changes to the section on Industry, Commerce, Organizations, & Non-Profits. The new Executive Order takes effect on October 16 at 12:00 AM and runs through October 31 at 11:59 PM. The public health emergency remains in place until November 9, 2020.

Kemp Appoints McCamy to Alcovy Judicial Circuit

Atlanta, GA – Today Governor Brian P. Kemp announced his appointment of Cheveda McCamy to fill the Superior Court vacancy in the Alcovy Judicial Circuit.

ICYMI: Business Community Applauds CARES Act Relief for Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund

Atlanta, GA – On Wednesday, October 14, Governor Brian Kemp announced his decision to allocate as much as $1.5 billion in Coronavirus Relief Funds from the CARES Act to repay borrowing for the Georgia Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund, and prevent increases in state and federal unemployment taxes. Several leading trade organizations and advocacy groups in the Georgia business community issued statements in support of the decision.

Gov. Kemp, CMS Administrator Verma Announce Approval of Georgia Healthcare Reform Package

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today joined Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma to announce federal approval of Georgia's healthcare reform package.

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.