# 20 - The Georgia Solution ?
If you are a small business owner in California, you may be interested in a firestorm brewing in the state of Georgia.
The Governor of Georgia, Brian Kemp, has announced that as soon as Friday, April 24, he is tackling the thorny issue of when to get people back to work in response to the caronavirus pandemic. “He’s taking the current situation in his state, weighing it against the best available facts and figures and assessments, assessing the safety of citizens versus the needs of citizens--healthy risks versus economic devastations, for example--and coming up with a conclusion that works for Georgians”. 1
Here is a sampling of media articles :
Governor Kemp’s statements as well as those attacking and others supporting his ideas. On his Georgia Governor’s website you hear directly from Governor Kemp 2
“In Georgia, a Divided View on Gov. Kemp’s Plan to Reopen Businesses” 3
“Some owners in Atlanta bristle, while others outside the area support efforts to restart the economy” 4
“Mayor of Georgia coastal town assails governor’s reckless mandate to reopen the state’s beaches” 5
“Georgia Governor Kemp Defends Reopening of State, Says People Would Be Safer in Gyms Than Grocery Stores” 6
In beginning a gradual return to work in his state, he is attracting a lot of criticism from mayors in some of his state’s biggest cities plus health experts in and out of Georgia.
If you take a few minutes to listen to what Governor Kemp has said and what he has actually done, his approach may not seem that crazy. But for sure he will be a lightning rod for praise and criticism from within Georgia and all across the country.
After doing your own research (see sources below) you can agree or disagree as you see fit. One point Governor Kemp emphasizes is that he wants to give the business owners of Georgia the opportunity to make measured choices and trusts them to do what is wise for them, their businesses, their employees and the citizens of their communities.
Thanks for visiting our Blog Site and we pray your business will survive and prosper in spite of the current medical and economic crisis. Stay healthy and keep your eyes on Georgia during the weeks and months ahead. At the very least it will prove to be interesting.
We suggest you type into your internet browser the following : “Georgia Governor, Brian Kemp, opening his state for business.” Please be sure to get input from both sides of this issue.
1 “The Governor of Georgia, Brian Kemp, has announced that as soon as Friday, April 24, he is tackling the thorny issue of when to get people back to work.” Cheryl K. Chumley, washingtontimes.com April 22, 2020
2 Brian P. Kemp, Governor of the State of Georgia.--https://gov.georgia.gov/
3 Wall Street Journal--www.wsj.com/articles/in-atlanta-many-business-owners-bristle-at-kemps-reopening-plan-11587549602
4 “Georgia's reopening is a high-stakes public health bet--and will likely please Trump”--www.cnn.com/2020/04/21/politics/donald-trump-georgia-coronavirus-economy/
5 “Mayor of Georgia coastal town assails governor's 'reckless mandate' to reopen the state's beaches--”https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/04/us/tybee-island-georgia-beaches-open/index.html
6 “Georgia Governor Kemp Defends Reopening of State, Says People Would Be Safer in Gyms Than Grocery Stores.--https://www.newsweek.com/brian-kemp-georgia-1499392