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Official markets Georgia to world

Georgia could be a portal for the Western Hemisphere. It's already headed there, Craig Lesser told almost 400 people attending the 98th annual meeting of the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce on Monday night. Mr. Lesser...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/02/14/met_55866.shtml
Metro
State cuts back on incentive use

...incentives that are put on the table are really designed to get projects that we might not otherwise have gotten," said Craig Lesser, the commissioner of the Georgia Department of Economic Development. "What you put on the table one year will be...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/12/10/bus_436780.shtml
Business
Mayor's point man role to benefit area

...confusing who to contact," said Craig Lesser, the commissioner of the Georgia...to serve as the point man. "If Craig Lesser on the state level calls me, and...being pro-active. We took what (Craig Lesser) said to heart, and we understand...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/03/12/bus_69202.shtml
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One that got away or pig in a poke?

...We came to an impasse in our discussions because we felt they wanted us to put too much into it," said Commissioner Craig Lesser. When the company was looking at the Pooler, Ga., site near Sav-annah, the project was slated to employ slightly...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/11/29/bus_27090.shtml
Business
Conflict of interest claim taints reservoir bill

...partner with local governments or authorities.Republic Resources of Atlanta, a client of Pearson's business partner, Craig Lesser, abandoned talks with a water authority in Pearson's district and set out to develop a $650 million reservoir in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2010-04-26/conflict-interest-claim-taint
Metro
Officials tout MCG's role in regional economy

...it's really all about," Department Commissioner Craig Lesser said. MCG President Daniel Rahn gave the 20-member...attract people at the CEO level like that," Commissioner Craig Lesser said. - China accounts for about 21 percent of Georgia's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/05/12/bus_81108.shtml
Business
St. Marys home expects windfall

...are trying to communicate," Ms. Cannon said. "The book, for many people, really tells the story of Georgia." Craig Lesser, the commissioner of the state Department of Economic Development, said considerable thought went into the cover photograph...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/01/07/met_439261.shtml
Metro
Publishers deny need for secrecy legislation

...continue the dialogue," said Mr. Johnson, R-Savannah. The bill is needed, Economic Development Commissioner Craig Lesser said, because consultants who advise large companies on where to locate their factories insist on it. Many don't...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/03/03/met_446077.shtml
Metro
Georgia governor starts to focus on jobs

...Department of Economic Development. Allen Rice of Savannah Luggage Works is already on the State Board of Education. Craig Lesser is a former commissioner of economic development, and Steve Green of Savannah sits on the board of the Georgia Ports...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/georgia-elections/georgia
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Medical College's incubator nurses biotech startups

...year, the center was named one of six Centers of Innovation by the state - the only one devoted to the life sciences. Craig Lesser, the commissioner of the Georgia Department of Economic Development, said he views the incubator as an instrumental...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/05/14/bus_81273.shtml
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