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Old 10-07-2009, 02:27 PM
 
Location: Raleigh,NC
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NC keeps getting hammered by the recent recession. This is bad news for Winston and NC.

Dell to close N.C. plant, eliminate 905 jobs :: WRAL.com

Losing ‘WS 1’ – Dell’s mammoth Triad plant – is a huge blow for N.C. :: The Skinny at Local Tech Wire
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Old 10-07-2009, 05:21 PM
 
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Default Dell is Closing - 905 workers Losing Jobs

Dell Is Closing NC Plant- Talk About a "blow" to the economy
Dell closing N.C. plant; 905 workers losing jobs - CharlotteObserver.com (http://www.charlotteobserver.com/topstories/story/989609.html - broken link)
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Old 10-07-2009, 06:05 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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It is in the triad between Winston And Greensboro and was announced in late summer the triad despite low wages has never been a technology center This and the scandal with Pace Airlines is a big blow.
900 @ Dell, 300+ at Pace (least they are waiting to be paid
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Old 10-07-2009, 06:07 PM
 
Location: CLT native
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Old 10-07-2009, 06:09 PM
 
Location: Crown Town
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Is this a Charlotte story?
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Old 10-07-2009, 06:12 PM
 
Location: Mooresville, NC
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Is this a Charlotte story?

What I was thinking.
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Old 10-07-2009, 06:36 PM
 
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At least leaders had their heads screwed on enough to have criteria in place for the incentives given, meaning the incentives will be paid back. Its really ashame this happened.
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Old 10-07-2009, 07:40 PM
 
Location: Roanoke VA
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Why would a company like Dell invest so much money into a new plant, hire 900 workers and then just split due to our current economic recession?
Words like "unfortunate" just don't seem to match this disaster!
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Old 10-08-2009, 08:43 AM
 
Location: Keller, TX
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At least leaders had their heads screwed on enough to have criteria in place for the incentives given, meaning the incentives will be paid back. Its really a shame this happened.
we'll see. i hate to be cynical, but this deal stunk from the get-go.

and i understand that the (W-S) city incentives call for a payback, but is that also true for the state tax dollars, which ran about $250 million? truly don't know.
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Old 10-08-2009, 12:30 PM
 
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Default Don't Understand it.....

Bottom Line is 900 people are losing their job. Now Im not the most business savvy person in the world...but really would like to know why Dell is giving back the incentives to the state, etc. I mean why are they suddenly closing...Have talks been in the work for a while...were they just not making the profits they thought they would...I mean whats the real deal...Hopefully someone that is reading this/insider at the Dell Corporation can shed some light on the situation.
Just Plain Sad.
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