Message from the CEO: Macon-Bibb's Economic Outlook for 2021
Each year, the University of Georgia compiles research and data to create an economic forecast for the year ahead. In this forecast, there is an overview for Georgia as a whole and an overview specific to each city in Georgia.

This year has been unlike any other and the data reflects that. However, the Greater Macon Chamber in partnership with One Macon will work towards focused goals and tactics to bring Macon-Bibb in alignment for work ready and work placement advances. This is the number one community priority to advance economic and prosperity goals in the coming year. The updates of our partnership and our strategies going forward will be announced in 2021.

Another project underway that will launch Macon-Bibb's economic growth going forward is the Georgia Department of Transportation's Commercial Vehicle Lane addition to I-75. The commercial lanes are game changers in connecting Macon as a logistics and fulfillment center in South East USA. Thanks to the Georgia Department of Transportation and our Commissioner Tim Golden for this timely update.

Yvonne Williams
President & CEO
2021 Economic Overview for Macon & Warner Robins
This video represents an overview of the economic forecast for 2021 for the Macon-Bibb region. Watch it here.

To purchase a copy of the entire report click the photo to the left.
GDOT I-75 Commercial Vehicle Lane Update
This video represents an overview of the progress for the GDOT I-75 Commercial Vehicle Lane expansion. Watch it here.
Voting in the Upcoming Runoff Election
Election Day
January 5, 2020

Deadline to request an absentee ballot by mail
January 1, 2020

Request an absentee ballot

For more information
In-person advance voting
December 14-30

3 advance voting locations
Macon Bibb County Board of Elections
2525 Pio Nono Ave., Ste. 1200

Elaine H. Lucas Senior Center
132 Willie Smokie Glover Dr.

Theron Ussery Community Center
815 N. Macon Park Dr.
New Workforce Development Career Platform is an interactive workforce development platform that links recruitment, skill building, and career navigation into one collaborative system, deployed both online and as a mobile app. was developed to close the workforce gaps by informing, educating and developing students and job seekers, while directly connecting them to employers, career pathways and local jobs. Employers can use the network as an applicant management system, that provides a community supported system to engage job seekers and students. Comprehensive management tools provide reports to all stakeholders to analyze competency/skill demands, curriculum availability, recruitment, application and on-boarding activity across the community. For more information, reach out to Lynn Farmer at
Mark Your Calendar for These Upcoming Events
Mayor-Elect Lester Miller
Join us on Friday, December 18th at 10:00 AM for a town hall with Mayor-Elect Lester Miller. Lester Miller will talk about the goals and strategies of his transition team and will give insight to his focus areas as he takes office in 2021.

Date: December 18th
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Zoom Webinar
In Case You Missed It...
We know how busy your virtual schedule must be. If you missed our last Small Business Series webinar or one of our recent Town Hall Forums, don't worry! Click the link below to catch up.
Member Discounts & Deals & Good News
Macon MBA Information Sessions

Join members of Mercer University's School of Business to learn how our Master of Business Administration degrees offered on our Macon campus can help you achieve your career goals. Gain insight from our admissions team to put together a compelling application and learn detailed information about program format, career services, and co-curricular opportunities at Mercer. Register today to join us for an informational webinar.
Wednesday, December 16th at 11am

NewTown Macon: First Annual Buy Black Downtown Macon Tour to Take Place Saturday, December 12
Read the full press release here.
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Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce
305 Coliseum Drive, Macon, GA 31217 
 Telephone: (478) 621-2000 
 Fax: (478) 621-2021
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