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PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2021 11:33 pm 
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I find it curious that the Richmond Times Dispatch broke the story and not the News & Record. How could such a story of such local impact get by them.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2021 5:11 am 
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It is increasingly likely that the ACC moves their HQ outside of Greensboro. It sounds like Charlotte is the favorite site to land the HQ, and that the airport is a defining factor.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2021 9:41 pm 
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WSBornNBred, once again the airport is a major factor....surprise, surprise! "Access to a large hub airport with effective accessibility to and from all ACC member schools" and "Among the cities mentioned as possible candidates are Charlotte, Raleigh, Atlanta, New York, Boston and Washington".


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 18, 2021 11:23 am 
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Looks like the "Piedmont Triad Region" has scored the Toyota Battery Factory for the Greensboro/Randolph mega site. The recently approved state budget includes $388 million for infrastructure improvements at the site for a project that has an estimated new job creation of 1750 and over a $1 billion in investments which aligns to Toyota's press release announcing their intention to construct this factory and have it up and running by 2025. This is the site that Jim Melvin of the Bryan Foundation and others shoehorned into the most furtherest eastern reaches of the Triad region which is no more than 15/20 miles from a previously approved mega site. All the while there was an opportunity to pull together a similarly sized site that had been previously identified in Davidson County, which by coincidence would have been more centrally located to the greater percentage of the PT population base.

I was surprised to learn that 25% of Toyota's sales already come from electrified vehicles. They anticipate that percentage will increase to nearly 70% by 2030.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 18, 2021 7:26 pm 
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That would be great news for the Triad and would give the region a much needed shot in the arm. I hope it comes to fruition. Little ol' Liberty will explode. I know it's 45 miles from Winston, but that is close enough where some people will commute, and countless more will live on the outskirts of Forsyth/Guilford/Randolph Co. and come to Winston on the weekends to drink beer at our breweries, eat at our restaurants, and shop at our stores.


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