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Old 09-20-2017, 11:47 AM
 
Location: North Greensboro
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Yep it was a name mix up. My apologies
it's cool, it's not the first time, people confuse us all the time.
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Old 09-20-2017, 06:50 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC USA
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And btw, im the one that said it was a long shot along witg GSOCitizen so we shouldn't get confused lol
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Old 09-28-2017, 12:12 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC USA
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Triad leaders are looking to the community for bold ideas in how to attract Amazon to the Triad. Submit your ideas here.

https://triadisprime.com
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Old 09-28-2017, 06:44 PM
 
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Triad leaders are looking to the community for bold ideas in how to attract Amazon to the Triad. Submit your ideas here.

https://triadisprime.com
Mine is to save the money from this pursuit and use those resources on endeavors that the Triad has a chance to obtain. I know, that's bold, but the Triad has exactly zero chance to lure Amazon so spending the money to attempt is a literal waste of time of money, unless this is simply being used as a showcase for what we can provide in a MUCH smaller development (ie: a satellite campus).
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Old 09-29-2017, 06:24 AM
 
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Mine is to save the money from this pursuit and use those resources on endeavors that the Triad has a chance to obtain. I know, that's bold, but the Triad has exactly zero chance to lure Amazon so spending the money to attempt is a literal waste of time of money, unless this is simply being used as a showcase for what we can provide in a MUCH smaller development (ie: a satellite campus).
Agree completely. We have finite economic development resources available, and wasting them on this endeavor is ridiculous.
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Old 09-29-2017, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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Mine is to save the money from this pursuit and use those resources on endeavors that the Triad has a chance to obtain. I know, that's bold, but the Triad has exactly zero chance to lure Amazon so spending the money to attempt is a literal waste of time of money, unless this is simply being used as a showcase for what we can provide in a MUCH smaller development (ie: a satellite campus).
Like I said earlier, it never hurts to throw your name in the hat, so to speak. Never know what other opportunities might come from this.
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Old 09-29-2017, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC USA
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While its a huge long shot, I believe our city leaders are actually trying to lure Amazon. While its likely destined for a big city, it doesn't hurt to try. Our cities need to try to do something and not sit on our hands. The two biggest challenges for the Triad are finding 50,000 qualified workers and close access to an airport with international flights. While PTI is an International airport, there are no international flights. The airport briefly had an international flight to Toronto. Executives are not going to want to drive to Charlotte and even Charlotte is limited when it comes to international flights. The Triad has the population but the demographics are not there. The Triad for the most part still has a manufacturing economy. To find enough workers, people would have to commute from the Triangle and Charlotte areas.

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Old 09-29-2017, 06:57 PM
 
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While its a huge long shot, I believe our city leaders are actually trying to lure Amazon. While its likely destined for a big city, it doesn't hurt to try. Our cities need to try to do something and not sit on our hands. The two biggest challenges for the Triad are finding 50,000 qualified workers and close access to an airport with international flights. While PTI is an International airport, there are no international flights. The airport briefly had an international flight to Toronto. Executives are not going to want to drive to Charlotte and even Charlotte is limited when it comes to international flights. The Triad has the population but the demographics are not there. The Triad for the most part still has a manufacturing economy. To find enough workers, people would have to commute from the Triangle and Charlotte areas.
So then with the logic in your post, why in the world would Amazon come here when they can get those things (and even more) in Charlotte or Raleigh (or elsewhere)?

As far as it not hurting to try, the resources that are being spent on the Amazon project could be spent on luring some other project (ie: the Toyota/Mazda project). Whatever money that is devoted to the presentation to lure Amazon plus the manhours to put that presentation together, those people and that money could be spent on something else.

Now, if the unstated realistic goal here is to take the opportunity of Amazon listening to all offers state the Triad's case for a possible satellite campus or mega-distribution plant (if the Randolph mega-site is seriously being pitched as any kind of option it IS possible that this could be what our leaders are REALLY shooting for). A satellite campus could still attract a couple hundred high paying jobs and would be a big deal. A distribution plant could also attract hundreds (maybe thousands depending on the scope) of workers for a decent salary.

But if this is about HQ2 and nothing else, this is a waste of resources. I suspect it isn't. But what great statement could it make to a smaller (but still substantial) project instead of pursuing Amazon like everyone else is. I'd much rather improve our chances on a smaller and realistic project than to at best raise our odds on Amazon from 0 to 0.00000001%.
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Old 10-09-2017, 04:35 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC USA
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Now I think this is really laughable now. According to the Business Journal, Hickory is trying to land the Amazon headquarters. Very small population, it lacks the culture and sophistication Amazon is looking for in a city, limited transportation infrastructure and no international airport whatsoever within a hundred plus miles.
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Old 10-09-2017, 07:12 PM
 
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Now I think this is really laughable now. According to the Business Journal, Hickory is trying to land the Amazon headquarters. Very small population, it lacks the culture and sophistication Amazon is looking for in a city, limited transportation infrastructure and no international airport whatsoever within a hundred plus miles.
I saw that today. What in the world makes Hickory think they meet a single qualification Amazon is looking for? Much less all of them? Just about every city in America seems to have put everything else on hold for Amazon.

Just think what Greensboro could accomplish if they abandoned the pipe dream and focused on realistic options while everyone else drools over Amazon. Again, bold.. I know.
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