Thursday, April 27, 2017

Jobs & Economy

Building Georgia’s economy, cultivating good jobs and strengthening our workforce can ensure opportunity is broadly shared among all Georgians. Expanded job training opportunities, a higher minimum wage, new pro-work tax credits and more investment in transportation and other building blocks of growth are proven ways to attract and retain high-wage industries and jobs. Ensuring the benefits of growth are enjoyed by people of all backgrounds can help build a more inclusive economy that maximizes Georgia’s ability to compete.

2017 GBPI Legislative Recap, Sine Die Edition

As Georgia lawmakers opened the 2017 General Assembly January 9, our top legislative priorities included renewal of a fee critical to the state’s health...

Immigrant ID Bills Amount to $1 Million in Waste

One Senate bill and two House bills threaten to waste more than $1 million in state taxpayer dollars to change driver’s license and identification...

Young Immigrants Vital to Georgia’s Workforce, Healthy Economy

Potential harsher federal immigration policies under the new presidential administration pose special concern for young Georgians whose parents brought them to the United States...

Georgia Stands to Lose Millions from Crackdown on Young Immigrants

The potential for harsher federal immigration policies under the new presidential administration poses special concern for young Georgians whose parents brought them to the...

Georgia’s Economy at Risk if Affordable Care Act Repealed

Earlier this month the U.S. Congress passed a budget resolution in the first steps to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In the coming weeks...
Money flying away

Tax Break Scheme Aimed at Rural Jobs Offers Georgia a Poor Return on Investment

Among the bills now awaiting signature or veto by Gov. Nathan Deal is a complicated new tax break that promises a windfall to some...

2017 GBPI Legislative Recap, Sine Die Edition

As Georgia lawmakers opened the 2017 General Assembly January 9, our top legislative priorities included renewal of a fee critical to the state’s health...

Immigrant ID Bills Amount to $1 Million in Waste

One Senate bill and two House bills threaten to waste more than $1 million in state taxpayer dollars to change driver’s license and identification...

Georgia’s Economy at Risk if Affordable Care Act Repealed

Earlier this month the U.S. Congress passed a budget resolution in the first steps to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In the coming weeks...
Georgia State Capitol Gold Dome

Stabilizing Georgia’s Health System Tops 2017 Legislative To-do List

As published in the Atlanta Journal Constitution A reeling state health care system. Chronically underfunded public schools. Working families and communities that need a financial...
Underfunded English training programs limiting Georgia's workforce

Underfunded English Training Limits Contribution from Georgia’s College-Educated Immigrants

The strength of Georgia’s workforce is undermined by a lack of funding for English language programs. About 55,000 immigrants in Georgia hold a bachelor’s...

Young Immigrants Vital to Georgia’s Workforce, Healthy Economy

Potential harsher federal immigration policies under the new presidential administration pose special concern for young Georgians whose parents brought them to the United States...

Georgia Stands to Lose Millions from Crackdown on Young Immigrants

The potential for harsher federal immigration policies under the new presidential administration poses special concern for young Georgians whose parents brought them to the...
Georgia Work Credit

Georgia Work Credit an Ambitious Yet Affordable Investment

Updated Dec. 2016 Georgia is missing out on a time-tested tool that helps hardworking families, boosts small businesses and strengthens local economies. Twenty-six states and...
Women Working Ahead An Economic Opportunity Agenda for Georgia Women

Economic Opportunity Agenda for Georgia Women

Introduction – Why An Economic Opportunity Agenda for Georgia Women? The economic status of women in Georgia is a key factor in the overall health...

Media Coverage

Studio plans keep coming despite doubts

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

New OT rule not a hit with Georgia employers

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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