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Joe Folz, newly named chair of the Atlanta Aerotropolis Alliance, speaks at the launch event as Doug Hooker of the Atlanta Regional Commission looks on. The ARC has been the catalyst behind the alliance. 

A Porsche executive has been selected to lead the Atlanta Aerotropolis Alliance, officials announced at the launch of the economic development organization Friday. Joe Folz, general counsel and secretary at Porsche Cars North America, will chair a 20-member board that serves as a wide cross-section of public and private-sector stakeholders from the airport area.  More
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