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Before TJOFLAT, ANDERSON and STAPLETON,*fn1 Circuit Judges.

This challenge to the district court’s exercise of personal jurisdiction over a nonresident defendant gives us occasion to revisit our jurisprudence regarding the Georgia Long-Arm Statute, O.C.G.A. § 9-10-91 (the “long-arm statute”), in light of recent pronouncements by the Georgia Supreme Court. Whereas we have previously understood the Georgia long-arm jurisdictional analysis to merge into a single, coextensive procedural due process analysis, the Georgia Supreme Court has since made clear the independent importance of the statute. In Innovative Clinical & Consulting Servs., LLC v. First Nat’l Bank of Ames, Iowa, 620 S.E.2d 352, 355–56 (Ga. 2005), the Georgia Supreme Court held that a trial court must engage in a separate, literal application of the Georgia long-arm statute in addition to a due process inquiry in deciding whether personal jurisdiction exists over a nonresident defendant. We now conform the rule in this circuit to the state law as announced by the Georgia Supreme Court. Additionally, we conclude that although the district court may have erred in its analysis under this newly clarified standard, jurisdiction is proper under both the long-arm statute and the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. We affirm.

 
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