Why Join

Why join the only trade association in the state focused solely on your industry?

The GR is dedicated to making Georgia one of the best places in the United States to do business. Much has been accomplished in working toward this goal but there is so much more to be done to ensure Georgia is both economically and politically friendly for retailing.

Retailers benefit from GR’s influence on the passage of positive legislation and, most importantly, we are there for you working to stop legislation that could negatively impact your business through taxes, regulations, or fees. As long as there are threats to your business, the Georgia Retail Association will make sure the voice of the retail industry is heard loud and clear.

Advocacy – GR is your voice in the state capitol. Our team works year-round to protect Georgia’s businesses from harmful taxes and regulation. Our mission is your mission – to make our state a great place to do business.

Intervention -GR is in your corner. Our members have the exclusive privilege to call on our legislative team at any time – we will work on your behalf, intervening directly with state lawmakers and regulators to assist you.

Political -GR increases your influence. We are actively engaged in the policy making process, work year-round to educate legislators on impactful retail issues, and ensure our members have a seat at the table. Membership increases your participation and influence in the political process.

Support – GR is committed to supporting, communicating with, and assisting our members during storms, natural disasters, and declared states of emergency.