The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) has been asked to track the "exclusion" requests that are coming in from industries/companies that want to be considered “essential businesses” and allowed to remain open if some sort of government mandated shut down is ordered.
GDEcD does want to stress that Governor Kemp does not believe that a mandated shut down is in the best interest of the state at this time, but as we all know, this is an extremely fluid situation. They will track the requests, inputting the information below so that it can be pulled and considered if circumstances warrant.
The GDEcD regional team will follow up with the company at the appropriate time. Here are the data points that they need on each request:
- Company/Industry Association Name
- Location (address if an individual company, "statewide" if it’s a trade association")
- Type of Industry
- Point of contact (name, phone, email)
- Reasons for exclusion request
- GDEcD staff member that has been in contact or followed up (via GDEcD’s regional team)
GDEcD will not be determining if a request is valid or not, they will only track and report.