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G-20, the Agonizing Reappraisal.

Posted By Cliff Tuttle | August 15, 2009

Posted by Cliff Tuttle, (c) 2009

Suppose you were offered a great job. You were really happy and could hardly wait to start work. Then you discovered that several of your friends had been offered the same job and turned it down. Are you feeling less happy than you did originally? Do you reconsider?

Word surfaced recently that Chicago and a few other American cities had a crack at hosting the G-20 before Pittsburgh. Speculation is that they had a more realistic view of the problems, especially security and paying for it. But does the fact that someone passed on it make the deal less desirable? And is it thereby exposed to be a lousy deal?

Maybe for Chicago. Not for Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh has been trying to attract the attention of opinion-makers and corporate leaders in European markets for generations. Now, the same group we have been trying to impress is coming here. They know all about Chicago but most of them know precious little about Pittsburgh. We can change that in a hurry. Yes, there are risks. Didn’t your grandfather teach you that big opportunities mean equivalent risks?

As the Visa commercial might say: “Having the G-20 meet in your City — priceless!”



CLIFF TUTTLE has been a Pennsylvania lawyer for over 45 years and (inter alia) is a real estate litigator and legal writer. The posts in this blog are intended to provide general information about legal topics of interest to lawyers and consumers with a Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania focus. However, this information does not constitute legal advice and there is no lawyer-client relationship created when you read this blog. You are encouraged to leave comments but be aware that posted comments can be read by others. If you wish to contact me in privacy, please use the Contact Form located immediately below this message. I will reply promptly and in strict confidence.

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