State House Approves: Sen. David Shafer Resolution Encouraging More Korean Business Investment in Georgia

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Mar

State House Approves: Sen. David Shafer Resolution Encouraging More Korean Business Investment in Georgia

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State House Approves Shafer Resolution Encouraging More Korean Business Investment in Georgia

The Georgia House of Representatives approved a Senate resolution today encouraging more Korean business investment in Georgia. Senate Resolution 941 was sponsored by Senate President Pro Tempore David Shafer (R – Duluth) and passed by a vote of 162 to 8.

“Both chambers of the Georgia General Assembly have shown they fully support and appreciate the Korean businesses who have invested in our state by approving Senate Resolution 941,” said Sen. Shafer. “Korean businesses have invested millions of dollars in Georgia, opening 51 facilities that employ over 50,000 Georgians of all ethnic origins.”

SR 941 urges the U.S. Congress to expand economic investment by increasing the number of visas designed to permit Korean citizens possessing skills in a specialty occupation. Additionally, the resolution recognizes the importance of the U.S. – Korea Free Trade Agreement of 2012, which increases opportunities for U.S. exporters to sell goods and services to Korean customers.

The resolution was first approved by the Georgia Senate on March 1 by a vote of 51 to 1. The resolution now transfers to the Governor’s desk for his signature.

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