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Old 12-26-2012, 02:40 PM
 
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Greenville Spends $90,000 On Firm To Market City

Greenville hires marketing firm.

Also: Atlantic St. has been blocked off to traffic. Hopefully the Imperial Warehouse cleanup will begin within the next few months.
Community Branding, Destination Marketing & Economic Development - North Star

Some of the work they have done. We have to do something to help funnel GOOD businesses here
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Old 12-26-2012, 10:16 PM
 
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You all should know my stance on the city attracting new restaurants rather than companies so there's no need to reiterate it. I have a proposal to attract businesses to downtown, make it a tax-free zone to companies hiring a certain amount of workers. NC is already a pretty attractive place for companies but they mostly go to the big three (Charlotte, Triad, Triangle) so the city needs to present itself as a city with a qualified workforce (which it does), a good quality of life (I much as I hated living there, the city does have a pretty good quality of life), and the most important to companies, low cost of operating. If you throw a tax-break for five-years or so on top of that, Greenville attract companies. Some may say "we need all the revenue we can get, so we can't afford to give companies a tax break" and while that may be true, in the long run the tax-breaks will pay off and in the short run that's more jobs in the city which means more tax-reciptents which means more revenue.
The only thing tax break schemes do is signal to the business world that this place has nothing to offer and the people running things are a bunch of desperate rubes. The Dell assembly plant fiasco in Winston-Salem should be a lesson to anyone who thinks tax breaks work.


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Some of the work they have done. We have to do something to help funnel GOOD businesses here
Greenville should take a page from Pittsburgh. After the steel industry left, the city lost half its population, but they wisely refocused around health care, technology, and education, and it paid off handsomely. Greenville is unique in Eastern NC in that it has the largest health care system and university in the region; that's what's driving the area's growth and that's where the core focus has to be. ECU's engineering program is a step in the right direction.
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Old 12-27-2012, 02:13 PM
 
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here is a link to the work this company did for Goldsboro, NC. Community Branding | Goldsboro-Wayne County, NC
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Old 12-27-2012, 02:44 PM
 
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This like slapping a coat of paint on the outside of the store... but stopping there. Eventually when the customers come in and see what you're about, they leave and never come back. Putting the $90k toward actually making the city a destination that doesn't need a new coat of paint would have made a lot more sense.

^ no amount of marketing could ever make me want to locate a business in Goldsboro
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Old 12-27-2012, 05:12 PM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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Shouldn't they have hired the marketing company before spending all of that money on signs? BTW, the Welcome to Greenville sign at the corner of Allen and Stantonsburg isn't very attractive.
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Old 12-27-2012, 06:14 PM
 
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You really think so?

Y'all may think I despise everything the city government does but I actually do like that welcome sign.
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Old 12-28-2012, 04:10 PM
 
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I think the welcome sign looks great! It certainly looks better then what was there before. I think Greenville needs a place like Brightleaf Square in Durham to bring new businesses downtown and provide a unique shopping area that is different from most downtown areas. I know that a lot of old warehouses have already been demolished but they could build something like this and just make it look like an old warehouse. Since Greenville used to be a tobacco hub in this area it would help show how the tobacco industry helped Greenville to grow. Too bad the Imperial Warehouse burned down because it would have been perfect for this.
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Old 12-28-2012, 07:46 PM
 
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New Greenville Businesses Will Create Hundreds Of Jobs In 2013

I didn't know that a Radisson hotel will also open in front of the new veterans' clinic.
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Old 12-28-2012, 11:56 PM
 
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New Greenville Businesses Will Create Hundreds Of Jobs In 2013

I didn't know that a Radisson hotel will also open in front of the new veterans' clinic.
That video mentioned a new business near the kohls shopping center. I wonder if this was supposed to be bonefish Grille or something else
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Old 12-29-2012, 12:01 AM
 
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Also just to summarize the video if anyone doesnt feel like watching. New waffle house at greenville blvd. and 10th, new mixed use business building downtown, walmart of course, veterans hospital, and a few others that the city employee wouldnt mention.
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