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Old 03-08-2010, 09:01 AM
 
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I am considering moving two new companies I have formed to the Raleigh, NC from the Dallas, Texas area. These companies are involved in the GREEN BUILDING industry and we hope to be international players and a one stop shop for all things involving green building. Other areas I am considering are Greenville, SC, Mooresville, NC, Nashville, TN, Austin, TX, and San Antonio, TX. I need the inside scoop on what would make the Raleigh area a great choice.
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Old 03-08-2010, 09:28 AM
 
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Green Governor! Reformed policies for greener economy. Educated workforce. Engaged community. Near mountains and beach!

Green Governor -http://www.governor.state.nc.us/NewsItems/PressReleaseDetail.aspx?newsItemid=404
http://www.nahb.org/news_details.aspx?newsID=10389
http://www.ncgreenbuilding.org/site/ncg/index.cfm
http://www.southernshows.com/hfr/?show_features=1&cat_id=247
Center for Sustainable Enterprise, UNC http://www.triangleusgbc.org/events?eventId=127879&EventViewMode=EventDetails

This should cover you for your 10 reasons! Consider also that we have the resources of Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment, NC State, Green NC Conference - Office of Professional Development - NC State University and UNC-Chapel Hill.
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Old 03-08-2010, 09:48 AM
 
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Thanks for the info and links. I will look these over and respond again later.
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Old 03-08-2010, 09:57 AM
 
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Well, I think Greenville SC and Raleigh NC are two great places to relocate. I also know that Garner (outside raleigh) will receive for free the facilities and land from ConAgra from a plant it is closing, so there may be a good opportunity there to get land or facilities for a good lease, plus help the recently laid-off employees there.

Are you moving people or just the companies? If you're trying for government contracts, Raleigh is 3-4 hours from DC, so its an easy trip. NC is a pretty friendly corporate state, its right to work, low taxes, low cost of living, but well connected and one of the largest metros between DC and Atlanta (as is Greenville SC). You'd be on the I-95/85 corridors and Eastern rail corridor, so transport costs are lower too if you are manufacturing anything....

Just some quick thoughts.
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Old 03-08-2010, 09:58 AM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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Not sure exactly what your companies are doing, but it might be worth your time to chat with Paul Toma over at Common Grounds Green Building Center in Durham for some insight into Green Building in the Triangle, particularly in Durham/Chapel Hill. Common Ground Green Building Center - Home
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Old 03-08-2010, 01:55 PM
 
Location: NW Cary
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LEED Certification is a big thing in the construction indusrty. Also, Cary has it's first GREEN McDonalds over on Kildaire Farm Rd!
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Old 03-08-2010, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Wake Forest
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I want a 'shout out' about this one!

Green all about it! Green all about it!
Going green is hitting like a rush of spring time!
We will not only green the grass and fields around us
we will green our factories and their workers!
Young and old, GO GREEN here in the triangle!
Sure you can take some circular paths and spin off on some tangents
but you will eventually find your way back to the triangle!
We have 3 major green points, Sun, Wind, and vibrant enthusiastic workers!
Come where the green pastures are bountiful and the
sun lights our way forward!


P.S. it tough to compete IMHO with a town that has 'Green' in its name!

Think Triangle! Rubik has its cube and we have our Triangle!
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Old 03-08-2010, 03:40 PM
 
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I will check out the Green Building Center. Keep the comments coming. All help with making a choice.
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Old 03-08-2010, 10:03 PM
 
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Here are three top reasons:

1. If you move to Greenville, SC, you get the resources of just one city.

In the Triangle, you get the brainpower of citizens living in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Cary, and the surrounding small towns.

2. In the Triangle, you'll find some of the finest colleges in the country, such as UNC at Chapel Hill, Duke University in Durham, and NC State in Raleigh. You'll be able to hire their graduates and possibly connect with the experts you need who are faculty members.

3. In the Triangle, if you need an instructional designer/training consultant, technical writer, or employee communications person, you can hire me.

BONUS REASON: If you need to hire some people from across the country, more people would prefer to move to the Triangle than they would Greenville, South Carolina.

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Old 03-09-2010, 07:05 AM
 
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Good comments. Lots of things to think about for sure. Keep the comments coming.
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