Georgia Chamber Hosts First Annual ‘Rural Day at the Capitol’


Governor Brian Kemp pictured with several attendees including Jason Rubenbauer, president of the WWDA

On Feb. 28, the Georgia Chamber of Commerce's Center for Rural Prosperity hosted its first annual Rural Day at the Capitol with guests from various communities across rural Georgia.

Attendees met with members of the Georgia General Assembly's Rural Caucus and heard from leaders of Georgia's state agencies including Dr. Dean Burke, Commissioner Tyler Harper, Commissioner Russel McMurry, Commissioner Kathleen Toomey, Commissioner Pat Wilson and Superintendent Richard Woods.

"The Georgia Chamber's Center for Rural Prosperity exists to promote the communities, businesses, and industries located in our rural counties," said Tiffany Holmes, Director of the Center for Rural Prosperity. "Our first annual Rural Day at the Capitol presented an opportunity for our members to hear directly from Georgia's leaders about the policies and issues that most impact some of our state's most vulnerable communities."

Additionally, the Georgia Chamber of Commerce celebrated the 150th anniversary of the Georgia Department of Agriculture. Founded in 1874, the Georgia Department of Agriculture stands as the United States first State Department of Agriculture. To learn more about the DOA and all they've done for Georgia over the course of 150 years, visit

To learn more about the Center for Rural Prosperity and its efforts to ensure the success of rural Georgia, visit