A Rural Renaissance

  I’m a child of rural Georgia. I was born and raised in Ben Hill and Irwin Counties with ample time spent in Brooks and Colquitt Counties. I stayed in rural environments through college at Georgia Southern and grad school at Georgia College. My first chamber job...

The Value of Chambers of Commerce

Since the first Chamber of Commerce was founded in 1599 in France, businesses have banded together for the common interest of economic growth and prosperity. In 1768, the New York Chamber established the first new world outpost to push back against ‘foreign’...

GA Chamber CEO talks infrastructure

  It’s no secret that the state of Georgia is the transportation hub of the Southeast. Atlanta was founded as the terminus of the Western and Atlantic railroad and the state’s transportation leadership legacy is clear: we now boast the world’s busiest airport;...

Transportation Funding: Time to Finish the Drill

  Those of us who love Georgia football often use Coach Mark Richt’s phrase “finish the drill,” whether we are talking about the game or about other important goals. Usually, getting to the point where you are ready to finish has taken a lot of hard work,...

Transportation Funding: We can’t Afford to Wait

  There are few things more important to any community than transportation, and the same goes for any business.  No matter what size or location our communities need safe, efficient connectivity for both residents and businesses. This is why improving Georgia’s...

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