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Gov. Brian Kemp stops in Hall, focusing on economy
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Governor Brian Kemp speaks Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, during the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce board meeting at the Ramsey Conference Center at Lanier Technical College. - photo by Scott Rogers

Gov. Brian Kemp reflected on economic growth in the state and outlined goals of his administration when he spoke Thursday at the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors meeting.

Kemp was introduced by former Gov. Nathan Deal, who attended the meeting at Lanier Technical College with former First Lady Sandra Deal.

Georgia got 20,800 new jobs in August, Kemp said. Businesses have invested in 332 projects statewide over the past year, he said, and 74% of those were outside the perimeter.

The Kemp administration also has a team devoted to finding large sites, between 1,000 and 1,500 acres, in rural Georgia for businesses to relocate or expand.

Kemp said Thursday that other priorities include addressing sex trafficking and gang violence, and state groups have also been formed to research and tackle these issues.

Kemp visited Kubota’s local facility earlier on Thursday.

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