Zillow Group Makes Greater Atlanta its Southeastern Hub, Creates 200 Jobs

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that Zillow Group, the largest portfolio of real estate brands on the web, has named the metro Atlanta area its Southeastern hub, bringing nearly 200 jobs to the area.

Gov. Kemp Issues Veto and Signing Statements

Atlanta, GA – On August 5, 2020, Governor Brian P. Kemp took final action on several legislative measures, also issuing veto statements for four bills and a separate signing statement for House Bill 105. Read the Governor's statements here.

Gov. Kemp: Strong Start to Fiscal Year with $574 Million in New Investments, 3,629 Jobs Created

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp, in conjunction with the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD), today announced a strong start to the first month of fiscal year 2021, as the state attracted new investment projects. In the month of July, Georgia announced roughly $574 million in new investments and 3,629 new jobs created in nearly every region of the state.

The Home Depot to Open Three New Metro Atlanta Warehousing Facilities, Create 1,000 New Jobs

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that Georgia-based The Home Depot will build a total of three new warehousing facilities in DeKalb, Fulton, and Henry Counties. This expansion project will deliver approximately 1,000 jobs to greater metro Atlanta.

Gov. Kemp Names Seven to Economic Development Board

Atlanta, GA – Today Governor Brian P. Kemp announced seven appointments to the Georgia Department of Economic Development Board of Directors.

Wellspring Living to Receive $500,000 in Grants

Atlanta, GA – Today Governor Brian P. Kemp and First Lady Marty Kemp announced that Wellspring Living, an Atlanta-based non-profit that provides recovery services for human trafficking victims, will receive a total of $500,000 in housing assistance grants from the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) within the U.S. Department of Justice.

Georgia Ranked No. 1 in Film Production by Business Facilities Magazine

Atlanta, GA – On the heels of the news that multiple Georgia-lensed productions have received nearly 50 total 2020 Emmy Award nominations, Governor Brian P. Kemp announced on July 30, 2020 that Georgia has been ranked the No. 1 Film Production Leader by Business Facilities Magazine and prior to the global COVID-19 pandemic, was on pace for another record-setting year. This top ranking is featured in the publication’s annual 2020 Rankings Report.

Georgia Launches State/Local Partnership to Connect Students to the Internet

Atlanta, GA – On July 30, 2020, Governor Brian P. Kemp joined State School Superintendent Richard Woods to announce Georgia will dedicate $6 million to help school districts connect their K-12 students to the internet.

Georgia World Congress Center Surge Beds to Re-Open, State Partners with Grady to Coordinate COVID-19 Patients Statewide

Atlanta, GA – On July 31, 2020, Governor Brian P. Kemp announced that the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC) is scheduled to reopen and begin receiving COVID-19 patients on Monday, August 3rd. With a total capacity of 120 beds, the facility will house an initial surge of 60 beds and increase based on need.

State Completes 100% of Infection Control Surveys in Nursing Homes

Atlanta, GA – On July 31, 2020, Governor Brian P. Kemp and the Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) announced that the Healthcare Facility Regulation Division (HFRD) of DCH has completed onsite infection control surveys for all 358 certified nursing homes throughout Georgia.