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Thursday, May 2, 2019

Isakson, Perdue, Woodall Welcome Gwinnett Chamber to DC

Discuss legislative priorities with Gwinnett business leaders, elected officials

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and David Perdue, R-Ga., and U.S. Representative Rob Woodall, R-Ga.-07, today welcomed the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce to Washington, D.C., for its annual legislative fly-in to its discuss priorities with Georgia’s Congressional delegation.

More than 30 local elected officials and community, chamber and business leaders attended the Gwinnett Chamber’s Washington, D.C., fly-in. Priorities that were discussed included economic development, water, energy and environment, health care, transportation, education and workforce, and arts, tourism and entertainment – all of which contribute to a strong business environment promoting investment, innovation and job creation.

“I was proud once again to welcome the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce to Washington, D.C.,” said Isakson. “It’s always beneficial to hear directly from community leaders advocating for their priorities with one shared voice to ensure we can continue to work on their behalf in Congress.”

“It’s no secret Georgia is the best state in the country in which to do business, and our chambers deserve much of the credit for that success,” said Perdue. “Local business leaders understand the impact of important policy decisions better than anyone. Groups like the Gwinnett Chamber know that Washington must work at a business-pace in order for Georgia to continue benefiting from pro-growth policies. Together, we will work to advance our Georgia priorities and get government out of the way, so we can unleash our full economic potential.”

“Under Dan Kaufman’s leadership, the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce has done incredible work promoting small businesses, bolstering our local entrepreneurs, and making Georgia’s 7th Congressional District the best place to pursue the American Dream,” said Woodall. “It was an honor to host the Gwinnett Chamber for its annual trip, and I look forward to partnering with the Georgia congressional delegation to continue promoting policies that support quality jobs in Gwinnett County and further reduce unemployment in the region.”

The attendees from the Gwinnett Chamber included Dan Kaufman, president and CEO of the chamber, Nick Masino, the incoming chamber president, and other members of the chamber’s board of directors; state Sen. Brandon Beach; Lawrenceville Mayor Judy Johnson; Lawrenceville City Manager Chuck Warbington; Gwinnett County Commissioner Glenn Stephens; and representatives from the Gwinnett County Department of Transportation, Atlanta Regional Commission, North Fulton Community Improvement District, Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners, Jackson Electric Membership Corporation, Georgia Power, Partnership Gwinnett, Gwinnett County Department of Water Resources and Gwinnett Medical Center, among others.d   dd