Over the past decade as evidenced by our consistent high rankings as a place to do business, the state of Georgia has proven to be place that encourages private investment. Rankings aside, the Fayette Chamber understands that in the high stakes race for jobs and industry, it is important to have policy that allows industry to expand and grow rather than contract. As a result, the Fayette Chamber will always advocate primarily at the local and state levels, and as needed, at the federal level for employers, large and small, public, and private.
2024 Legislative Agenda
Key Legislative Issues:
1. Economic Development
- We support continuation of the tax credit program for film and television production.
2. Transportation & Infrastructure
- We support continued strategic investment of state funding into Georgia’s transportation network to promote economic development and greater quality of life.
- The Chamber supports initiatives by the state of Georgia to bring broadband internet access to unserved and underserved areas.
3. Education & Workforce Development
- We encourage continued funding of Clayton State University and Southern Crescent Technical College thereby allowing them to educate and train students for high-demand careers; this would include expanding apprenticeships with a pathway from non-credit to credit offerings.
- We support efforts to ensure Georgia continues to foster an educational and vocational ecosystem focused on developing, retaining, and attracting a more globally competitive workforce.
- We support prioritization of consistent and adequate funding for Dual Enrollment, thereby enabling Fayette students to fully engage in post-secondary opportunities and training.
4. Taxes & Business Regulations
- Georgia has thrived due to tax policies that allow businesses to operate in a cost-effective and financially feasible manner ultimately leading to jobs and investment. We will support policies that minimize tax burdens and reduce regulation which stifle economic growth and prosperity.
5. Quality of Life Initiatives
- Fayette County has innumerable community assets. Thus, the Chamber will advocate for policies that support public safety, inclusive housing options, and enhanced public amenities such as parks and libraries.
Eric K. Maxwell - District 1
Lee Hearn- District 2
Edward Gibbons - District 3
Charles Rousseau - District 4
Charles Oddo, Vice Chairman - District 5 (at large)
Randy Hough - District 1
Roy Rabold- District 2
Scott Hollowell - District 3
Dr. Regina Daigre - District 4
Brian Anderson - District 5 (at large)