After Atlanta’s Music Midtown was canceled due to Gov. Brian Kemp’s dangerous gun agenda, causing Georgia to lose out on the tens of thousands of visitors and $50 million it brings to the state, concerns are mounting over other economic opportunities and jobs that the governor’s extreme laws could drive out of the Peach State.
When Kemp, who was refusing to answer questions on the situation, was asked about the prospect of Music Midtown and companies taking their business out of state, Kemp said “I’m not too worried about people leaving Georgia.”
“Brian Kemp’s extreme agenda is causing Georgia to lose out on major economic opportunities like Music Midtown, risking jobs and millions in revenue for small businesses — and he doesn’t even care. After Kemp signed his extreme abortion ban into law, he said it was ‘fine’ for businesses to leave our state and mocked industry leaders. Georgians deserve a governor who will make our economy and our jobs a priority instead of pushing extreme and dangerous laws that drive business away from our state” stressed Max Flugrath, spokesman for the Democratic Party of Georgia.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Editorial Board published a new piece yesterday discussing how Kemp’s extreme policies could cause Georgia’s economy to lose out on other major music festivals like Music Midtown, and how the governor’s agenda could prove to be a “tarnish to our reputation as the cultural capital of the South.”
The piece also noted that Kemp’s new criminal carry law, which makes it easier for criminals to carry concealed handguns without a permit or its background check, will likely be on the minds of “influential decision-makers”when it comes to planning large events in Georgia in the future.
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