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Welcome to King & Spalding's economic development news bulletin, Investing in Georgia. In this edition, you will find:
- A recap of the recent primary elections in Georgia, and a peek at the upcoming run-offs Analysis...more
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This article originally appeared in the September 3, 2012 edition of Power Finance & Risk.
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In this letter sent last June, the writer commiserated:
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