ENHANCING TRADE COMMERCE COOPERATION
GEORGIA & AFRICA
ABOUT THE CAUCUS
Established in 2019 and formally recognized in the adoption of House Resolution 349 (2021), the Georgia Africa Legislative Caucus was created to foster productive business relationships between the State of Georgia and African nations.
Georgia's trade and transportation infrastructure has grown rapidly:
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport -- the top-ranked world's busiest airport for the last 20 years, and
the Port of Savannah -- America's single largest and fastest growing container terminal.
Georgia has served as the principal hub for trade in the Southeast United States. Global 100 companies like Coca-Cola, United Parcel Service, alongside Fortune 500 brands like NCR, Delta Air Lines, and AGCO have charted industry-leading growth, shipping millions in TEU across the globe from inside the state's extensive resource chains.
"The largest free-trade in the world, spanning the African continent with its 1.2 billion people, has come into effect, aiming to eradicate tariffs and create...a potential market worth $2.5 trillion."
- Forbes Magazine (2019)
The Georgia-Africa Legislative Caucus convenes to review public & economic policy measures, consider legislative intervention, enhance trade networks, and encourage minority participation in new contracting opportunities.
Dean of the House
Garden City, GA
Chair, Georgia Legislative Black Caucus
External Advisory Council
Satcher Group/SV Ventures
Africa Fashion Week Atlanta /
Atlanta International Nursery
President & CEO
United Soccer Africa LLC
DeShawn Dominique Jenkins
D.D. Jenkins Global Consulting
Professor, Africana Studies
Senior Vice President,
Membership & Business Development
Data Science Initiative
For inquiries, questions or commendations, please call
(404) 656-0287 or email GA.Africa.Caucus@gmail.com.
Membership is now open to the public. If you or your organization are interested in joining the caucus, please complete the following form:
607-F Coverdell Legislative Office Building
Atlanta, Georgia 30334
Tel: (404) 656-0287
Fax: (404) 463-0871