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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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James Bond leads light season for franchise flicks

...Jones) sets off on a dark path as he creates the true-crime novel "In Cold Blood." With Sandra Bullock and Daniel Craig. LITTLE CHILDREN: Married couples and their kids find kinship, melodrama and danger on their small-town streets. With...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/09/12/mov_94349.shtml
Movies
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
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
Business | Deke Copenhaver | Augusta-Richmond County Commission
Business calendar

...or call 737-1604. UPCOMING - Feb. 13: Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce's 98th annual Meeting; guest speaker Craig Lesser, head of the Georgia Department of Economic Development; 6 p.m. cocktail reception, 7 p.m. dinner; Radisson...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/02/05/bus_52808.shtml
Business
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
Georgia builds its international trade presence

...Lorraine. "They're very interested in doing things with us," state Department of Economic Development Commissioner Craig Lesser said. "They're very interested in transfer in technology. And we did it without spending one additional taxpayer...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/08/20/bus_4003.shtml
Business
Perdue seeks to boost trade with Canada

...project manager devoted full time to tapping Canadian opportunities. In December, the department's commissioner, Craig Lesser, went there to lay the groundwork for Mr. Perdue to try to close some sales. Mr. Lesser said the focus is on software...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/07/26/bus_459640.shtml
Business
Technology group urges growth outside capital

...new ways to promote high-tech investment. "The best days for Georgia technology and innovation are ahead," said Craig Lesser, who became commissioner of the state's economic development office this year. "We must infuse technology across...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/10/22/bus_431984.shtml
Business
Race, summit boost image

...coverage. "It was a tremendous success for Georgia and one that will continue to pay dividends for many years," said Craig Lesser, the commissioner of economic development. Gov. Sonny Perdue, who personally greeted every head of state, also...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/08/11/bus_424934.shtml
Business