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 Post subject: Re: HIGH POINT
PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2014 7:45 am 
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Fourth and Main wrote:
And now you see the importance of growing Salem College and WSSU in science and math related degrees. That science & math campus at Salem College will have a big impact on this city and the IQ.

It also shows the importance of clustering. The Triad needs to cluster its research & technology companies in Winston-Salem's IQ District, just as we have clustered furniture companies in High Point. We also need to help Greensboro grow their airport and attract major aerospace manufacturing operations there (Winston-Salem has helped with this through incentives for Honda Jet and leadership). That means when a tech company in Guilford is ready to expand, they need to look at space in the IQ and if they support the Triad, consider moving at least part of their operations there (this hasn't happened). RFMD should consider moving the Triad's half of their dual headquarters (just the few HQ jobs) or maybe part of their R&D labs to the Innovation Quarter. Transtech Pharma should do the same, while keeping a large presence in their current city. Lab Corp., should establish a presence in the Innovation Quarter! I'm not saying they have to move everything to the IQ, just create a small presence there. All of the Triad universities need to consolidate research there. I also think Winston-Salem's research and tech companies should consider establishing a presence in the Innovation Quarter. Just those few small leases would create an impressive cluster in the Innovation Quarter and a great knowledge sharing environment that moves closer to becoming a tech magnet for the Triad. When we have a research & technology cluster and today, those clusters are centered around MAJOR research universities (Wake Forest University is the only one in the Triad) and university medical centers (Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem is the only one in the Triad) in warehouse districts in downtowns (only available in downtown Winston-Salem), then we will see something similar to what Raleigh-Durham is experiencing. And as we can see by Durham's RTP, it does benefit the entire multi-county metro area. I think if all three metro areas would focus on clusters (Winston-Salem as the research & tech center - High Point as furniture - Greensboro in large scale aerospace manufacturing & distribution), the entire Triad could thrive and see growth similar to or maybe better than (due to having three cores) the state's two largest consolidated metros.


Fat chance. Nice ideas.....I don't disagree with you, but neither city in this MSA will give an inch. I've lived here too long to know the deal. It doesn't work that way here. It's each for himself. There is more cooperation between W-S and H-P than there is any other way in the region, on several fronts.


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 Post subject: Re: HIGH POINT
PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2014 11:22 am 
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Fat chance. Nice ideas.....I don't disagree with you, but neither city in this MSA will give an inch. I've lived here too long to know the deal. It doesn't work that way here. It's each for himself. There is more cooperation between W-S and H-P than there is any other way in the region, on several fronts.
You got that right and well said - the IQ & W-S Metro Area need to be even more aggressive in their campaigns because the east end does and will - no such thing as so-called triadism.


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 Post subject: Re: HIGH POINT
PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2014 9:13 am 
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The cash incentive package that La-Z-Boy Inc. received from High Point seven years ago was far more than what it qualified for under city policy, the High Point Enterprise reports. The Monroe, Mich.-based furniture company (NYSE: LZB) was approved for $600,000 to move its division headquarters to High Point from Greensboro. According to the city's economic development policy at the time, La-Z-Boy would have qualified for up to $55,335.

High Point City Council has discretion to award higher incentives than the policy calls for, the Enterprise reports. La-Z-Boy now plans to close the 38-employee High Point division office over a two-year period, folding it into the company's Hudson, N.C., operations. High Point "stands to receive only a portion of the incentives award back in the form of property tax and utility revenue from the project," according to the Enterprise. City Councilwoman Becky Smothers told the newspaper that the deal was worth the risk, especially in light of "the value of the jobs that were provided for that period of time."
:huh1:


Those Guilford burgs will "cut a b*tch" for some neighbor's jobs...Somewhere in Camel City, Allen Joines is doing this: :roll:


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 Post subject: Re: HIGH POINT
PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2014 3:18 pm 
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The beloved High Point ROL-A-RINK is no more.

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It operated from 1957 until March of this year.


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The Skate Haven on Country Club Road can't be far behind.


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 Post subject: Re: HIGH POINT
PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2014 3:25 pm 
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Oak Hollow Mall is actually hollow . . .

http://www.news-record.com/business/loc ... 1c1c6.html


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 Post subject: Re: HIGH POINT
PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2015 12:11 pm 
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A Deja vu moment in High Point.

TBJ reports:

The High Point Plaza Hotel & Conference Center will become part of the Radisson chain. Inner Circle Management, the Orlando, Fla.-based owner of High Point Plaza, is making the change in hopes of increasing occupancy at the property, the High Point Enterprise reported.

Corine Hollingsworth, the hotel's general manager, told the newspaper that Inner Circle will likely spend $10 million to $15 million on High Point Plaza as it rolls out the new brand. That includes renovating guest rooms. With 252 rooms, the hotel is the region's fifth-largest, according to Triad Business Journal research. Inner Circle bought it in July 2012 from Best Western. The name change will take place Jan. 12, and as many as 15 new workers will soon be hired in connection with the effort, Hollingsworth said. The hotel, which currently has 65 employees, was previously a Radisson for nearly three decades. It gave up the brand in 2008, according to the Enterprise. Minnetonka, Minn.-based Radisson is a subsidiary of the privately held Carlson.


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 Post subject: Re: HIGH POINT
PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2015 3:53 pm 
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http://www.bizjournals.com/triad/news/2 ... -want.html

Shocking! :shock: If an adjacent city located within the same county doesn't feel like Greensboro is working with them, why would a city in a neighboring county believe that they are willing to work with them?


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 Post subject: Re: HIGH POINT
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dtws wrote:
http://www.bizjournals.com/triad/news/2015/06/16/high-point-greensboro-doesnt-seem-to-really-want.html

Shocking! :shock: If an adjacent city located within the same county doesn't feel like Greensboro is working with them, why would a city in a neighboring county believe that they are willing to work with them?


Indeed :yesyes:


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 Post subject: Re: HIGH POINT
PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2015 5:10 pm 
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What's so shocking? That the boro is so self centered? That it's all in for itself economically? That it gives less to every Triad endeavor....dare I start naming them .. like the failed MLB initiative, the "Triad Park", the airport. But it just recently has proven it wants nothing to do with High Point....or why have they just named High Point Road = Gate City Blvd?

Identity crisis is putting it mildly. There is not even enough material to highlight about the city least the folks at Delta have to siphon off amenities from neighboring cities to fill 20 pages in it's magazine. To each city it's own.


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 Post subject: Re: HIGH POINT
PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2015 5:40 pm 
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wsnc62 wrote:
....or why have they just named High Point Road = Gate City Blvd?


So that the daunting crime statistics for that stretch of Hell don't come up in future Google searches.


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 Post subject: Re: HIGH POINT
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Oh, despite putting lipstick on the pig, I'm sure the google searches will still show up. The city just doesn't want anything associated with another city within it's limits, and it sounds more catchy. And in the N&R's efforts to divert attentions away from :guns: crimes in the boro by reporting the police records of Winston-Salem (burglaries, shootings, petty crimes), it only solidifies the bias approach to everything 'Triad'.


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 Post subject: Re: HIGH POINT
PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2015 8:21 pm 
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I think the reason behind this merged effort was to have all of the companies looking at High Point, which attracts more jobs and expansions than Greensboro, go through Greensboro, when selecting where to locate. Greensboro could know every company looking at High Point and have Greensboro helping them select sites. It would allow Greensboro to possibly take a few new employers from High Point. Often times, surrounding cities don't know a company is looking at a neighboring city until an incentive offer is made and that is usually when Greensboro shows-up, scrambling to learn about that company and make an offer themselves. Now that Greensboro has hired a former state economic developer and his assistant, they likely don't think they need to do this anymore and likely don't want to share this expensive staff with their neighbor? I'm just guessing though. Did that city to the east say how much they paid for their new economic development team?


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 Post subject: Re: HIGH POINT
PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2015 8:29 pm 
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wsnc62 wrote:
Oh, despite putting lipstick on the pig, I'm sure the google searches will still show up. The city just doesn't want anything associated with another city within it's limits, and it sounds more catchy. And in the N&R's efforts to divert attentions away from :guns: crimes in the boro by reporting the police records of Winston-Salem (burglaries, shootings, petty crimes), it only solidifies the bias approach to everything 'Triad'.


As I've said before: the only "Triad" I live in is Winston-Salem - Lewisville - Clemmons.


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 Post subject: Re: HIGH POINT
PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2015 8:46 pm 
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Must I reiterate, there ain't no triad only Greensboroism in sheep's clothing.


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