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Old 01-09-2015, 04:22 PM
 
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Huh? Greenville has a very high rate of higher level degrees per capita...if you mean MBA types, then maybe not...

I work uptown...it sucks...it's a long commute and a hassle to get in and out of the city...charlotte isn't boston or ny, there isn't a whole heck of a lot to do there...a few years ago you'd see tumble weeds rolling around the city streets after 7pm...
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Old 01-09-2015, 04:55 PM
 
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Huh? Greenville has a very high rate of higher level degrees per capita...if you mean MBA types, then maybe not...

I work uptown...it sucks...it's a long commute and a hassle to get in and out of the city...charlotte isn't boston or ny, there isn't a whole heck of a lot to do there...a few years ago you'd see tumble weeds rolling around the city streets after 7pm...
Never claimed Charlotte was either of those places. Why not live in the city and avoid the commute!
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Old 01-09-2015, 05:58 PM
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I cannot imagine Charlotte will ever land a high tech, big time headquarters while saddled with the awful reputation of CMS.
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Old 01-09-2015, 06:55 PM
 
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Fortune 500 company Sealed Air announced last year they are moving their headquarters here and bringing 1,200 jobs. They are located in the same NJ county as Mercedes and BMW. So it’s no long shot that BMW might consider Charlotte. And this NJ.com article ends with saying folks up there are pretty much expecting BMW to be the next big exit By the numbers: Mercedes-Benz will save big with move from Bergen to Atlanta | NJ.com

And the asinine comments on this board have really gotten to be tiring. “Charlotte’s boring, it sucks, ya, ya, ya,” but then no explanation for how those stupid opinions contradict the fact that people and companies still moving here in droves.
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Old 01-09-2015, 07:29 PM
 
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Sealed Air was one of a score of little F500 companies based in the NY metro that no one even knew about (or cared about) other than the 1000 people who worked there and local politicians. I doubt that a major NJ-based company like Merk or J&J will move its HQ. The same is true with huge employers in the Connecticut burbs of NYC.
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Old 01-09-2015, 07:59 PM
 
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Sealed Air was one of a score of little F500 companies based in the NY metro that no one even knew about (or cared about) other than the 1000 people who worked there and local politicians. I doubt that a major NJ-based company like Merk or J&J will move its HQ. The same is true with huge employers in the Connecticut burbs of NYC.
You better let MetLife know.
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Old 01-09-2015, 08:09 PM
 
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Met Life is based in NYC. They have a 60 story tower in which they are the primary tenant, and they occupy lots of other NY towers too. They sent back office, admin types making less than $200k per year to Charlotte.
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Old 01-09-2015, 08:48 PM
 
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Sealed Air was one of a score of little F500 companies based in the NY metro that no one even knew about (or cared about) other than the 1000 people who worked there and local politicians. I doubt that a major NJ-based company like Merk or J&J will move its HQ. The same is true with huge employers in the Connecticut burbs of NYC.
Companies are moving to where people are moving. The Northeast as a whole is bleeding population. Especially the tri-state area of NY, NJ and Connecticut.
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Old 01-10-2015, 06:06 AM
 
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NYC's actual city limits population of 8.3m, and its metro population of 20m are growing. Not to mention, NYC is experiencing a colossal building boom. There are around 60 towers of 30 floors or more under construction right now in Manhattan alone, including ten that range from 1,000 to 1,500'. There are many more riding in Brooklyn, Queens, and JC.

Anyway, companies go where the top leaders want to be, and Jamie Dimon types don't want to live in Charlotte. Brian M is a case in point.

Indeed, corporate leaders and other very rich people want to be in NY and London since those cities have unparalleled culture, architecture, restaurants, shopping, etc.

The minions, like me, want to be in Charlotte because it's cheap.

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Old 01-10-2015, 08:08 AM
 
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NYC's actual city limits population of 8.3m, and its metro population of 20m are growing. Not to mention, NYC is experiencing a colossal building boom. There are around 60 towers of 30 floors or more under construction right now in Manhattan alone, including ten that range from 1,000 to 1,500'. There are many more riding in Brooklyn, Queens, and JC.

Anyway, companies go where the top leaders want to be, and Jamie Dimon types don't want to live in Charlotte. Brian M is a case in point.

Indeed, corporate leaders and other very rich people want to be in NY and London since those cities have unparalleled culture, architecture, restaurants, shopping, etc.

The minions, like me, want to be in Charlotte because it's cheap.
What is it with people like you trying to "explain" to us that New York is bigger than Charlotte. Lol, we get it. No one here is arguing that charlotte is building more or growing more than NYC, or that we have a more talented workforce.

But the fact is, companies are moving south. Not the majority, but there are countless examples. The cost of living and lower taxes being a major factor. I don't suspect Charlotte will ever be "home" to MetLife, but we will continue to see them move divisions of their workforce south. Their employees can live better quality lives on lower wages while the company can avoid the high taxes of NJ, NY, CT, ect.

No one here is arguing Charlotte or Atlanta or whatever are better cities than NYC. So you can leave that argument at the door.
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