Georgia Chamber to Host Rural Prosperity North Georgia Forum

Staff Report From Georgia CEO

Wednesday, July 17th, 2019

The Georgia Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the first-ever Rural Prosperity North Georgia Forum on July 23 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the University of North Georgia Convocation Center.

Following the widely successful annual Rural Prosperity Summit in Tifton, the newly introduced North Georgia Forum focuses on the unique aspects of rural communities in North Georgia and seeks to bring solutions that cultivates prosperity for these portions of our state. For the first time in the North Georgia community, guests will have the opportunity to hear from speakers about the local challenges and solutions that are often faced. There will be networking opportunities for attendees, local business owners, and industry leaders to make meaningful connections and build relationships that could strengthen their business.

The honorable Senator Steve Gooch and Representative Rick Jasperse will discuss the legislative outlook on rural revitalization. There will also be a North Georgia regional speaker, Chuck Reece, who is the Editor of The Bitter Southerner. Additional speakers include representatives from the Office of Attorney General of Georgia, Georgia Department of Community Affairs, Georgia EMC, Paladin Wireless, Hart County IBA and many more. 

“The Georgia Chamber works diligently with our statewide partners to address the challenges that face rural Georgia. The Rural Prosperity North Georgia Forum is an opportunity for attendees to hear from industry leaders, government officials, business owners, and key community partners about new concepts to help our rural communities grow,” said Chris Clark, President and CEO of the Georgia Chamber. “We are invested in finding real solutions for Georgia and believe that this Forum is an important part of that process.”

The Georgia Chamber proudly thanks the presenting sponsors, Georgia EMC, Georgia Realtors, Georgia Rural Investment Fund L.L.C. and Kinetic Business, and Georgia Power and Jackson Electric Membership Corporation for being the Gold and Silver Sponsors. Also, thank you to all our Community sponsors.

Click here to view the tentative agenda for the Rural Prosperity North Georgia Forum.

If you are interested in registering for the event, click here. Registration for Chamber members is $75 and $90 for non-members.

To learn more information about the event, click here.