First Slice 4-1-16: Major company may come back to Georgia after religious liberty veto

The other firm that abandoned Georgia is staying put in another state.

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One of the two major firms that left Georgia over the religious liberty legislation is now reconsidering. According to the Department of Economic Development, the project could still move forward since Governor Nathan Deal has vetoed the bill. (The department cannot release the name of the business yet.) However, the other company that abandoned Georgia is staying put in another state.

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