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Old 07-06-2014, 10:21 PM
 
Location: Greenville,SC
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Sounds great especially the jobs and investment.
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Old 07-12-2014, 10:34 PM
 
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Default Updates anyone?

Anyone heard anything new about this?
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Old 07-14-2014, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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Anyone heard anything new about this?
Not yet. That was only the first reading.
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Old 07-23-2014, 02:34 PM
 
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The project was Sealed Air's Global HQ, it is moving to Charlotte.
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Old 07-23-2014, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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The project was Sealed Air's Global HQ, it is moving to Charlotte.
Yep. Sad to see we didn't land it but not surprising.
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Old 07-23-2014, 03:12 PM
 
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The project was Sealed Air's Global HQ, it is moving to Charlotte.
Big blow to Upstate and SC.
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Old 07-23-2014, 03:17 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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Big blow to Upstate and SC.
Not really. The employees are gonna be relocated not laid off and it won't occur for almost two years.
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Old 07-23-2014, 03:41 PM
 
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Big blow to Upstate and SC.
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Not really. The employees are gonna be relocated not laid off and it won't occur for almost two years.
It kinda is a big deal. Losing 700 jobs is never a good thing for an area. That's a lot of jobs. All that tax money and spendable income will be going to NC not the upstate. I hope the employees affected do get the option to transfer and we absorb the losses with some new announcements soon.
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Old 07-23-2014, 03:42 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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If it's a big deal, what do you suggest we do? Give them $100 million in tax incentives? Hold a gun to their head? It's already been stated the employees will be relocated and not laid off. We'll survive and move on just like we did with Bi-Lo. We're not alone either: Bank of America lays off 540 in Charlotte | CharlotteObserver.com
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Old 07-23-2014, 04:00 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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According to the G-News, 150 of the relocated jobs will be out of Greenville while the rest will be out of Duncan. Air travel was a big reason for them choosing Charlotte which tells me we had no chance of landing them in the first place. We just can't compete with Charlotte when it comes to that due to the size of our metro area being much smaller.

Can you tell I try and stay positive? LOL. We lost Carolina First and came out fine. We lost Bi-Lo and came out fine. We'll do the same here. Every city has their ups and downs. Yes, even Charlotte has their downs like with BofA laying off 540 in one day. We gained ecosurance and lost Sealed Air. We gained BMW expansion and lost Caterpillar. There will always be ups and downs with companies in all cities everywhere including this one.

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