Georgia Announces Sale of $1.133 Billion in General Obligation Bonds

Atlanta, GA – Today Governor Brian P. Kemp announced that the State of Georgia successfully sold $1.133 billion in two different series of general obligation bonds to fund new construction projects and equipment, make repairs and renovations to existing facilities, and purchase and retire outstanding bonds to achieve debt service savings.

New Atlanta-based Coffee Café Bakery Production Facility to Supply Southeast Dunkin’ Restaurants

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that Coffee Café Bakery, a subsidiary of a ZSC Enterprises and Chunara Food Group (CFG) partnership, will invest nearly $10 million in building a state-of-the-art production facility in Fulton County, which will supply goods to Dunkin’ restaurants across the metro Atlanta area. This project will create up to 70 new jobs.

Governor Kemp: Georgia Secures AAA Bond Rating

Atlanta, GA – On August 14th, Governor Brian P. Kemp announced Georgia again secured the highest ratings of AAA with a stable outlook from each of the three main credit rating agencies: FitchRatings, Moody’s Investors Service, and S&P Global Ratings. Of the states that issue general obligation bonds, only nine currently meet this standard. Georgia’s upcoming general obligation bond sale will fund over $1.1 billion in capital projects. The Peach State's AAA ratings will enable the State to sell its bonds at the lowest possible interest costs when it takes bids for its new issue of general obligation bonds next week. The credit rating agencies’ individual ratings are AAA, Aaa and AAA, respectively, which are the highest ratings available and indicative of sound fiscal management.

GBI Launches New Human Trafficking Investigations Unit

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp, First Lady Marty Kemp, Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) Director Vic Reynolds, Attorney General Chris Carr, and Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC) Executive Director Jay Neal, today announced the creation of a new Human Exploitation and Trafficking (HEAT) Unit to be housed within the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

Governor Kemp Announces First Allocation of GEER Funding to Support K-12/Higher Education

Atlanta, GA – On August 18th, Governor Brian P. Kemp announced the State of Georgia's first allocation of Governors Emergency Education Relief (GEER) funding, set aside by the CARES Act, to support initiatives across all levels of education in Georgia.

Zinus USA, Inc. to Invest $108 Million in First U.S. Advanced Manufacturing Facility in McDonough, Create 804 Jobs

Atlanta, GA – After a ceremonial signing today, Governor Brian P. Kemp announced along with company leadership that Zinus USA, Inc., a rapidly growing e-commerce mattress and furniture company and subsidiary of Zinus Inc., will develop their first North American advanced manufacturing facility in McDonough, Georgia. The company will invest $108 million and create 804 jobs in Henry County.

Gov. Kemp Names Tommy J. Smith to Middle Judicial Circuit

Atlanta, GA – Today Governor Brian P. Kemp announced his selection of Tommy J. Smith to fill a vacancy on the Superior Court of the Middle Judicial Circuit. Smith will fill the vacancy created by the resignation of the Honorable Kathy Palmer.

Gov. Kemp Names Appointment to State Board of Workers' Compensation

Atlanta, GA – Today Governor Brian P. Kemp announced his selection of Neera Bahl to serve on the State Board of Workers' Compensation.

Kemp Issues Statement on Lawsuit Against Bottoms, Atlanta City Council

Atlanta, GA – Today Governor Brian P. Kemp issued the following statement regarding litigation against Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and the City Council:

HelloFresh to Locate First Southeastern U.S. Facility in Newnan, Create More Than 750 Jobs

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp announced on August 10th that America’s leading meal kit company HelloFresh will establish their first Southeastern United States distribution facility in Newnan, bringing more than 750 jobs to Coweta County.