Gary Black, Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Agriculture, and Chris Clark, President and CEO of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, announced a new partnership in support of Georgia Grown, the department’s recently redesigned program to support and promote agribusiness throughout the state.
“With the Chamber becoming the first Founders Circle sponsor of Georgia Grown, this demonstrates the strong support from the business community for this statewide initiative,” commented Commissioner Black.
“This collaboration will help us connect with agribusinesses and communities across the state who would benefit from the Georgia Grown program, as well as provide new avenues to promote Georgia-based products.”
“Agribusiness is Georgia’s largest and most diverse industry,” continued Chris Clark. “Helping the industry remain strong is a critical component to our overall competitiveness as a state. We are proud to support this important effort and the many agriculture based companies that call Georgia home.”
Agriculture currently contributes more than $70 billion each year to the state’s economy, and is a cornerstone for many of the state’s smaller and more rural communities. Goals for the new partnership include expanding awareness of the role agriculture plays in the state’s economy and increasing business and consumer interest in the Georgia Grown program.