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Chance to chair Senate economic development committee

State Sen. Ronnie Chance (R-Tyrone) has been appointed chairman of the Senate Economic Development Committee for the 2011-2012 legislative term.

Chance was also named to the Banking, Ethics, Finance, Higher Education and Reapportionment and Redistricting committees.

In addition to his committee assignments, Chance is the Senate Floor Leader for Governor Nathan Deal.

The Economic Development Committee has purview over economic development, business and trade issues and any proposed measures that will affect the presence of tourism throughout the state. The committee works closely with the Georgia Department of Economic Development to recruit new businesses to the state, expand existing businesses and the implementation of job creation initiatives.

Chance has served on the committee since 2005.

Chance was first elected in 2004 and formerly served as Floor Leader to Governor Sonny Perdue. He was named “2009 Legislator of the Year” by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce and “2009 Champion of Economic Development” by the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce. In 2010 he was named Legislator of the Year by the Southeastern Legal Foundation.

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