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Old 05-10-2013, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
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I heard that a Red Robin and Dave and Buster's are coming to town. Has anyone heard those rumors?
The Dave and Buster's refers to Greenville, SC. Apparently some info online said NC, causing the confusion.
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Old 05-10-2013, 02:23 PM
 
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I don't think anyone is downing Greenville for obtaining more jobs, that would be inane of any of us to say especially with Greenville's unemployment rate being fairly high. People like myself are just never satisfied until things actually go our way; these new announcements are great dont get me wrong but I won't be happy until Apple or GM or whatever company announces their bringing a major factory or operation to Greenville. So until then I won't be completely satisfied but I still like the new job announcements. Once those major companies start moving in, plenty of more supplier companies will come as well leading to thousands of new jobs and that's what I'd love to hear.

One of the key factors for me leaving Greenville when I did was that there were no jobs available, or if they were available you wouldn't really be able to get the job without a connection. So of all people, I'm extremely happy that more people will be able to work who are my age. Honestly I wish that Greenville could get a direct highway to either VA to their ports or Wilmington, that would make Greenville look far better to the companies I envision moving in plus with a highly educated workforce coming from ECU, there's no reason for Greenville to continue to lag behind.

Hell we could even build a Inland Port to connect us to Wilmington and that would be a genius development that would be critical to Greenville becoming a job center. I'd create zones near the Inland Port that have no taxes for 5 years if you bring 150 jobs at the minimum. I don't mind the budget missing revenues from companies if more people are employed because either way tax-revenues would increase. I still want the Tobacco district to become a robust, innovative district that could help lead Greenville to have more tech jobs. I still would like Vidant to buy some land in Winterville and hopefully build a small medical center there. I know this is a little expensive and unlikely, but I wouldn't even mind the city and ECU building a street-car system along Charles Avenue because I know it would get plenty of usage. I guess I'm a dreamer, but I just believe that Greenville has much under utilizied potential.
Sorry, what I actually should have said was that a lot of people are always against a new Walmart but if it brings 300 jobs to the area then its a great thing for this area. I have heard plenty on here before about a new Walmart being a bad thing for Greenville (which I would agree with if we didn't have so many on unemployment) but we kind of have to take what we can get right now.

Greenville has a huge advantage over the rest of Eastern NC because of ECU and Vidant. We have the biggest hospital this side of 95 and the only university in ENC which makes it a prime location for a company planning on building a new factory or something. If a company like GM or Apple did end up deciding to build in ENC then Greenville probably would get it, although I think Apple probably would end up building in Raleigh because of RTP. I do think Greenville does need to find another source of transportation if we are going to try and attract more industry. But, if 264 got designated as a Interstate then we would probably get more growth. Maybe one day...
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Old 05-10-2013, 05:28 PM
 
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Sorry, what I actually should have said was that a lot of people are always against a new Walmart but if it brings 300 jobs to the area then its a great thing for this area. I have heard plenty on here before about a new Walmart being a bad thing for Greenville (which I would agree with if we didn't have so many on unemployment) but we kind of have to take what we can get right now.

Greenville has a huge advantage over the rest of Eastern NC because of ECU and Vidant. We have the biggest hospital this side of 95 and the only university in ENC which makes it a prime location for a company planning on building a new factory or something. If a company like GM or Apple did end up deciding to build in ENC then Greenville probably would get it, although I think Apple probably would end up building in Raleigh because of RTP. I do think Greenville does need to find another source of transportation if we are going to try and attract more industry. But, if 264 got designated as a Interstate then we would probably get more growth. Maybe one day...
Ok, I understand; no need to say sorry. We're on the same page then in regards to everything you've posted, a interstate designation would be far better than what we have now. I'm going to take a long shot here but guys please don't bite my head off if you actually like what I'm going to criticize, but I'd suggest canceling the South West Bypass if the State would bump 264 up to interstate grade and even build a inland port that connects us to VA or Wilmington ports. I'm not sure of these type of highways exist yet, but I wouldn't mind a two lane road connecting Wilmington and Greenville together that only is only for transporting goods back and forth.

We really just need to bring jobs here that don't require as much education as a white collar does. Greenville has a decent amount of people with degrees and them finding jobs isn't a problem, but for those who don't have college degrees will have a tough time. Pitt Community College really seems as if it wants to focus on tech so it could really become a jewel by offering more certifications for those who don't want to pursue a degree and as our work force becomes more certified the more companies will want to expand and move here.
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Old 05-10-2013, 07:25 PM
 
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While I understand your point, it should be noted that Greenville failed for many years to address its issues....what we are dealing with now is a direct result of that failure. There was an entire side of town where there was no concerted effort to address. Had the 10th Street Connector been planned and pushed when the Med School was started in the late 70's, it would likely have been done in the 90's and a lot of problems would have been addressed and properties redeveloped on the downtown end of it. Its 20 years late.

There was a lack of foresight and a lack of wanting to deal with the problems in West Greenville...some recruited professors said that when they got off the plane at the airport that they were driven down Memorial Drive, left on Greenville Blvd to Elm Street and then down Elm to 5th Street. In other words, if we just drive around the problem, we can act like it doesn't exist. Out of sight, out of mind.

Hurricane Floyd and increased crime has force the City to deal with its problems, and physical change doesn't happen overnight.
Look at the "official" way to ECU from 264, using the wayfinding signs. Right on Allen Road, then left on Elm/Charles. That will change when 10st Connector gets built.
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Old 05-10-2013, 08:45 PM
 
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EPA Money Approved For Cleanup Of Imperial Site In Greenville
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Old 05-10-2013, 08:46 PM
 
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Vidant Medical Center unveils new "Gamma Knife" technology - WNCT | 9 On Your Side Greenville NC & Eastern NC News
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Old 05-10-2013, 09:07 PM
 
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Gamma Knife Offers Alternative To Scalpel :: WRAL.com

Story about the old Gamma Knife that PCMH had. 9 seems to omit entirely that they've had one for years.
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Old 05-10-2013, 09:17 PM
 
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Gamma Knife Offers Alternative To Scalpel :: WRAL.com

Story about the old Gamma Knife that PCMH had. 9 seems to omit entirely that they've had one for years.
Yeah, that threw me off. They've had one since 2005.
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Old 05-10-2013, 09:20 PM
 
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I don't recall mentioning this, but Fire/Rescue is actively planning for the construction of Station #7 in the Fire Tower Road area, and Station #8 in the general area of Frog Level Road and Davenport Farm Road.
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Old 05-10-2013, 09:29 PM
 
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I don't recall mentioning this, but Fire/Rescue is actively planning for the construction of Station #7 in the Fire Tower Road area, and Station #8 in the general area of Frog Level Road and Davenport Farm Road.
Is #8 a replacement or in addition to the Red Oak FD?
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