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Atlanta, GA – Today Governor Brian P. Kemp announced new economic development job numbers showing that Georgia’s economic momentum is continuing to grow two months into the state’s new fiscal year. August data shows job creation from new Georgia projects has already reached one-third of the total jobs reported for fiscal year 2020, and investments are up 11% over July. Despite COVID-19, job creation is 1.5 times higher than the same two months last year.
Atlanta, GA – On September 3rd, Governor Brian P. Kemp announced that Fortune 1000 company Deluxe will establish a new office complex along with a FinTech and Customer Innovation Center in the City of Sandy Springs in Fulton County. Deluxe will create 709 new jobs and invest more than $10 million in the metro Atlanta project.
Atlanta, GA – Prior to a tour of the new Amazon fulfillment center in Gwinnett County on September 1st, Governor Brian P. Kemp announced that Georgia has been named the “Top State for Doing Business” for the seventh year in a row by Area Development. The executive publication’s annual poll of nearly fifty leading site consulting firms from across the U.S. weighs thirteen different factors to make this determination. In addition to Top State, Georgia earned a No. 1 ranking in the category of cooperative and responsive state government.
Atlanta, GA – On September 1st, Governor Brian P. Kemp, in conjunction with the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD), announced an increase in economic development projects in Georgia and a total of more than $7.4 billion in new investments made in the state during fiscal year 2020. This news follows today’s announcement by Governor Kemp that Area Development has named the State of Georgia the “Top State for Doing Business” for the seventh consecutive year.
Atlanta, GA – At a press conference on September 1st, Governor Brian P. Kemp announced his appointment of Georgia State Patrol Captain Chris Stallings to serve as the new Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security (GEMA/HS) Director. Stallings will replace retiring Director Homer Bryson, a nearly four-decade veteran of state government. Former Georgia Emergency Communications Authority Deputy Director Mike Smith will assume the role of GEMA/HS Chief of Staff.
Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced his appointments of Connie Williford and Gregory Voyles to fill vacancies on the Superior Courts of the Macon and Southern Judicial Circuits, respectively.
Atlanta, GA – In partnership with First Lady Marty Kemp and the GRACE Commission, Tyler Perry - a world-renowned filmmaker and philanthropist - released a public service announcement (PSA) urging Georgians to join the fight against human trafficking. The PSA calls viewers to action by imploring them to participate in the First Lady's Human Trafficking Awareness Training to learn about warning signs and who to contact for help.
Atlanta, GA – Today Governor Brian P. Kemp announced his selection of twenty-five appointees to serve on various state boards and commissions.
Atlanta, GA – Following the success of his "Four Things for Four Weeks" campaign, Governor Brian P. Kemp is urging all Georgians to do "Four Things for Fall": wear a mask, practice social distancing, wash your hands regularly, and follow the guidance of public health officials detailed in the Executive Orders.
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.