Wilkinson Appointed to New Business Study Committee

State Senator John Wilkinson said he is honored to have been appointed to a new committee.

Wilkinson was recently appointed by Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan to chair the Senate Study Committee on Reducing Georgia’s Cost of Doing Business.

The Committee was created under Georgia Senate Resolution 433 and passed this past Legislative

Under the Resolution, the Committee will study the conditions, needs, issues, and problems in various industries in Georgia and then make recommendations.

The Committee consists of 15 members appointed by the Lt. Governor.

Five members will consist of State Senators, one with a professional background in healthcare, two who are attorneys, and one from a minority party.

Other members will include a citizen representatives from various industries including the Georgia First Commission, as well as the agriculture, forestry, medical, and insurance industries.

In a prepared release, Wilkinson said he looks forward to researching ways to help reduce regulatory and financial burdens on our state’s businesses.

He said ensuring the state’s business-friendly climate helps encourage growth in both small businesses and large corporations and is vital to our continued economic success.

The Senate Study Committee on Reducing Georgia’s Cost of Doing Business will meet across the state in the next several months.

The study committee will report its findings before or on Dec. 1.