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3 Key Elements to Atlanta's Future

3 Key Elements to Atlanta's Future
Take it from a business legend who saw Atlanta grow, only three things matter to the fate of the metro region: Public education, transportation, and water. (We would argue the Braves count in that equation, but you can't win 'em all.)
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?Everything else pales in significance,? says Brad Currey, the retired CEO of Norcross-based RockTenn Corp and a former executive of SunTrust. Brad made his comments during yesterday's Central Atlanta Progress Only In Downtown  event at the World Congress Center, where he was honored with the coveted Dan Sweat Award. Now a board member with the Appalachia Flint Stakeholders organization (which is assessing water usage for Georgia's use in the ongoing  tri-state water wars), Brad has been instrumental in the organization's efforts to  raise $1M  for more studies.
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We ran into Jones Lang LaSalle's  Mike Sivewright (doing his best to ignore us) during CAP's breakfast mingle. Mike says he sees real reason for optimism in the real estate market. ?We feel like we're getting into a stronger start  this year than last,? Mike tells us, especially in the industrial sector, where JLL sees a ?continued firmness.?