Education, cooperation boost Georgia economy, officials say

...engagement from local business leaders are for the success of state economic development when he spoke Tuesday at a Georgia Chamber of Commerce luncheon in Augusta.A featured speaker at the chamber's Regional Power Lunch at the Legends Club, Bowers...

Gov. Deal bends rules for Capitol gala

ATLANTA ? The Georgia Chamber of Commerce got preferential treatment from Gov. Nathan Deal who bent rules to allow one of the most politically active organizations in the...

Day Planner

Tuesday: Georgia Chamber of Commerce Regional Power Lunch; 11:30 a.m.; Legend's Club, 2701 Washington Road, Augusta; free; (404) 223-2269

'Hidden predator' act sponsor feels vindicated

...to passage, he received criticism for his charge in a newspaper column that the Atlanta archdiocese and the Georgia Chamber of Commerce were "pro-child-sexual-predator special-interest groups."A press release from the Catholic League...

Autism bill looks stalled in Ga. House

ATLANTA -- The fight over autism treatment coverage continued, pitting organizations concerned about costs against advocates for the most effective services for children.

Majority of Georgia voters back raising minimum wage, exit poll shows

...dominate its primary elections oppose raising the minimum wage. Powerful business lobbying interests such as the Georgia Chamber of Commerce also oppose it. However, the moderates that Republicans need to win general elections tend to favor raising...

Augusta businessman named to state economic board

The president of Augusta-based MAU Workforce Solutions was appointed to serve on the state's economic development board.

Georgia suffers big drop in federal road funds

The total amount of money to Georgia from the Federal Highway Trust Fund dropoed 12 percent from 2008 to 2013. State lawmakers are scrambling to find a way to fund road repairs, including increasing the state's gas tax for the first time since 1971.

Gov. Deal appoints Augustan to board

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal has appointed MAU President Randall W. Hatcher, of Augusta, to the state Board of Economic Development.

Georgia drivers pay $7.9 billion for bad roads, study finds

...Washington-based organization funded by construction, labor and engineering outfits, and distributed by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce's Transportation Alliance and the AAA auto club. The study used engineering estimates of the wear on cars...