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Old 08-23-2012, 04:44 PM
 
Location: High Point, NC
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what?? the original question was about comparisons between greensboro and winston-salem regarding shopping, dining and nightlife. this has nothing to do with the question and "luring" more corporate headquarters to downtown greensboro does nothing to make the city more diverse.
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Old 08-23-2012, 07:02 PM
 
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Back in June Cooper Carry out of Atlanta made several recommendations for downtown Greensboro, one of which is luring a major corporate headquarters downtown. I'd like to see VF Corp sell its corporate headquarters complex on the north side of Greensboro and locate downtown. I created a quick drawing showing a 12-story VF Corp tower attached to the Wrangler headquarters. It would make sense to consolidate the VF Corp offices with the Wrangler Jeans corporate headquarters and there is plenty of land for a tower and a parking deck. (VF Corp is the parent company of Wrangler Jeans.) VF Corp is the world's largest apparel company and in addition to owning the Wrangler Jeans brand, the company owns Lee Jeans, Rustlers, Eastpak, JanSport, The North Face, Vans, Eagle Creek, Timberland, Nautica, Rock & Republic and more. If we want to attract corporate headquarters to the center-city, we need to start with companies already based here. I certainly would love to see Greensboro companies like RF Micro Devices, NewBridge Bank and Lorillard Tobacco Company locate downtown. We need more white collar jobs in the center-city and a bigger skyline. Over the past 10 years the city has made a lot of progress attracting residential development, restaurants and nightclubs downtown. There really hasn't been a whole lot of effort attracting big companies mainly because of a number of hurdles. Suburban locations are less expensive and parking is a problem downtown for an employer with 2,000 plus jobs. Downtown leaders are trying to address those issues. The city is looking at building two parking decks downtown and Downtown Greensboro Inc. wants to start an incentive program to level the playing field between downtown and the suburbs. While residential and nightlife are great, the primary focus should be attracting companies. Downtown is the central business district not the airport.

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what?? the original question was about comparisons between greensboro and winston-salem regarding shopping, dining and nightlife. this has nothing to do with the question and "luring" more corporate headquarters to downtown greensboro does nothing to make the city more diverse.
See the above quote in bold.
It is the original post in this thread. Post number one (#1)
The post does not contain comparisons between Winston Salem and Greensboro.
The original post, post number one, discusses the findings of a consulting firm from Atlanta Georgia on the need for Greensboro to lure the headquarters of corporations to downtown.
I can't make it any more simple.
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Old 08-23-2012, 07:41 PM
 
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See the above quote in bold.
It is the original post in this thread. Post number one (#1)
The post does not contain comparisons between Winston Salem and Greensboro.
The original post, post number one, discusses the findings of a consulting firm from Atlanta Georgia on the need for Greensboro to lure the headquarters of corporations to downtown.
I can't make it any more simple.
I think there may have been confusion between the current thread and this one: Young professional better to live in downtown area of Winston-Salem or Greensboro?
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Old 08-23-2012, 08:52 PM
 
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I think there may have been confusion between the current thread and this one: Young professional better to live in downtown area of Winston-Salem or Greensboro?
Definitely confusion & a general lack of knowledge on how the forum functions.
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Old 08-23-2012, 11:10 PM
 
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Yes, thanks JoeTarheel, I'd confused this thread with the one you mentioned. I guess I did because we'd talked about the other one a lot yesterday. WFW&P, I do know how the forum functions and it was my mistake. I confused this thread with another one, which I'm sure you probably picked up on since you not only posted in the other thread, you mentioned it in this one. But the mistake was mine.
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Old 08-29-2012, 04:40 PM
 
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Yes, thanks JoeTarheel, I'd confused this thread with the one you mentioned. I guess I did because we'd talked about the other one a lot yesterday. WFW&P, I do know how the forum functions and it was my mistake. I confused this thread with another one, which I'm sure you probably picked up on since you not only posted in the other thread, you mentioned it in this one. But the mistake was mine.
I only made mention of it because there is already one "my city is better than yours" pissing contest thread and this thread is of a different topic as previously stated.
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