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Old 12-25-2016, 07:17 AM
 
Location: North Greensboro
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In the wake of the outstanding ARCH Capital Group news, the city of Greensboro, has decided to shift it'S direct focus and resourses to Greensboros strength in business and growing existing companies, aswell as the growing aviation economy.

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The economic development priorities for Greensboro center around six focus areas: the Greensboro/Randolph County megasite, downtown Greensboro, the Piedmont Triad International Airport, Revolution Mill, Infill Development Areas and the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering.

These focus areas will be carried out through the following initiatives:

Business recruitment – support and fund new business recruitment and strategic infrastructure investment activities.

Business support – focus and align resources and support services to ensure Greensboro is a destination where all businesses can flourish.

Marketing and branding – campaign to promote the many economic and community assets and amenities in Greensboro.

Innovative ideas and partnerships – explore new business ideas by cultivating and leveraging existing partnerships and relationships with community stakeholders.

I always said Greensboro needs to focus on it's strengths. Luring breweries and nightclubs are not going to grow a city. Luring big companies while supporting and growing existing ones are what drastically grows a city.

What are you thoughts CD?
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Old 12-25-2016, 07:50 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC USA
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I agree. It's always about jobs jobs jobs. City leaders need to think outside the box and try strategies other city's have used. I'd like to see tv ads running across the state about Greensboro. Asheville and more recently Charlotte has done it.
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Old 12-26-2016, 10:41 AM
 
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IMO, focusing can be detrimental to a city's economy because while focus is place on an issue or segment others can get neglected. City leaders should have a mind set that is all encompassing. Hope this approach works.
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Old 12-26-2016, 04:40 PM
 
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IMO, focusing can be detrimental to a city's economy because while focus is place on an issue or segment others can get neglected. City leaders should have a mind set that is all encompassing. Hope this approach works.
I think the city's approach makes sense; you want to capitalize on your strengths and build upon those, especially since resources are limited.
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Old 12-26-2016, 06:01 PM
 
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I think the city's approach makes sense; you want to capitalize on your strengths and build upon those, especially since resources are limited.
I wasn't disagreeing with it on the level. City government can be guilty of focusing too much on one or two areas while others get neglected......as I said. Focus is one of those buzzwords I don't care to use unless you're studying for an exam.
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Old 12-27-2016, 11:27 AM
 
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I wasn't disagreeing with it on the level. City government can be guilty of focusing too much on one or two areas while others get neglected......as I said. Focus is one of those buzzwords I don't care to use unless you're studying for an exam.
I think you're reading waaaayyy too much into it. It's not like the city is going to neglect the day-to-day functions of municipal government just because they are fine-tuning their approach to economic development.
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Old 12-27-2016, 01:50 PM
 
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I think you're reading waaaayyy too much into it. It's not like the city is going to neglect the day-to-day functions of municipal government just because they are fine-tuning their approach to economic development.
Exactly. Day to day function will still be a focus too. There will still be a focus on attracting restaurants/brewery/etc development as well. But this is more of a slight shift, especially now while the iron is hot with the addition of Arch. Perhaps over the next couple years we could hear another major announcement or two pertaining to new companies calling Greensboro home.
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Old 12-27-2016, 03:49 PM
 
Location: North Greensboro
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I always thought Mack or Volvo should have made a secondary office downtown, but the airport area works better for their headquarters, but Quorvo could have definitely moved downtown, yet they just finished that massive suburban office building near the airport.
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Old 12-27-2016, 05:19 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC USA
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I always thought Mack or Volvo should have made a secondary office downtown, but the airport area works better for their headquarters, but Quorvo could have definitely moved downtown, yet they just finished that massive suburban office building near the airport.
that huge 4 or 5 story Bank of America center in northern High Point at the edge of Greensboro was a wasted opportunity. The amount of office space in that building could have easily filled a 20-story plus building in downtown Greensboro.
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Old 12-27-2016, 06:57 PM
 
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I think you're reading waaaayyy too much into it. It's not like the city is going to neglect the day-to-day functions of municipal government just because they are fine-tuning their approach to economic development.
Nobody said anything about day to day functions. But here's an example: High Point Rd- The once crown jewel area slid into despair while the city focused on other areas. With the addition of attractions at the coliseum the City finally started to pay attention to that area again.
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