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 Post subject: RALEIGH
PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 10:26 am 
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Overall interesting article. One part very interesting. "But one factor didn’t influence Ipreo’s move: the Triangle’s plans to eventually add light rail and other expanded transit options. Macken says his employees live all over the Triangle, and those who have experienced rush hour in the Northeast think driving to work here is easy. “I think (transit) would have been more critical to us if we were going somewhere where there was traffic congestion,” he said, adding that his workers would still like a rail line to Chapel Hill, Durham and the airport." I believe Macken was probably prompted by the reporter to add that last sentence.

Another fact I was not aware of was Raleigh's demographics, although it shouldn't be surprising. 71 percent of the population is age 46 or younger.

But successful cities in a changing economy, Teshome said, have several characteristics in common: well-developed infrastructure, a variety of industries and an educated workforce. “The successful economies – those that have transitioned to the new reality – have high rates of educational attainment,” he said. Truer words have never been spoken.



http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/11/13/ ... eighs.html


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 Post subject: Re: RALEIGH
PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 10:20 pm 
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Total events and attendance were down at the Raleigh Convention Center in the most recent fiscal year, but due to efforts to book different types of events, total revenue increased. Over the same time period, total expenses have decreased, though the convention center is still running at an operating loss.

For the fiscal year that ended June 30, the convention center booked 265 events that attracted 350,405 attendees. It’s the third consecutive year of declines in both those figures from a high in 2009-10 of 366 events bringing in 443,617 people. Source: Triangle Bus. Journal


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 Post subject: Re: RALEIGH
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Triangle Business Journal reports: Executives at State Employees' Credit Union have changed their strategy for the 12-story SECU tower building that recently opened in downtown Raleigh. The Raleigh-based credit union originally intended to occupy only about half of the office space in the 240,000-square-foot building that it built next to the Nature Research Center on Salisbury Street.

But with growth in both membership and staffing levels over the last few years while the tower was being built, SECU CEO Jim Blaine says they’ve decided not to try to find a corporate tenant to lease the vacant four floors. The SECU bank branch on the ground-floor level of the SECU tower building opened in early December.

About 350 SECU employees currently stationed at three SECU operation centers on Wade Avenue, on Wake Forest Road and on Six Forks Road in Raleigh will be relocated to the downtown tower starting in March. Blain says most of the employee moves should be complete by the summer. SECU is not, however, moving its headquarters operation to the new building. Top executives at SECU, including Blaine, plan to keep their office at the SECU building on Wade Avenue. “We are double-cubing in a lot of places,” Blaine says, “so this will give our employees some more space to work.”

Construction had started on the $40 million building and its parking deck in 2009, but the project was delayed after a major subcontractor who was supposed to be providing all of the blue-glass window panels for the 12-story building filed for bankruptcy

Sorta of interesting that the top brass of the company doesn't want to move into the new shiny architecturally notable downtown building. :?


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 Post subject: Re: RALEIGH
PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 7:59 am 
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This sounds like a pretty big deal. :shock:

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2014/0 ... taFyHwo670


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 Post subject: Re: RALEIGH
PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 11:20 am 
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zalo wrote:
This sounds like a pretty big deal. :shock:

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2014/0 ... taFyHwo670

This is fantastic news! More highly-educated people coming to Raleigh and the Triangle area for high-salary jobs! Now if Winston-Salem could just land such an institute... But I'm really happy to learn this news. It's a huge win for NCSU and for the state of North Carolina, and that benefits Winston-Salem, even if indirectly.


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 Post subject: Re: RALEIGH
PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 1:44 pm 
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Anomalous "house" on Wade Ave. in Raleigh explained . . .


[youtube]QobxnFYhMos[/youtube]


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 Post subject: Re: RALEIGH
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The Possum wrote:
Anomalous "house" on Wade Ave. in Raleigh explained . . .


[youtube]QobxnFYhMos[/youtube]

Amazing -- good for Raleigh!


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 Post subject: Re: RALEIGH
PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 9:28 pm 
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HA...there is one of those in Winston-Salem. I bet 95% of the people who live in the city don't know where it is, or if they have driven by it hundreds of times know what it is at that, and it's much more pleasing to the eye than that house in Raleigh.


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 Post subject: Re: RALEIGH
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Corner of Reynolda & Coliseum?


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 Post subject: Re: RALEIGH
PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 5:36 pm 
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I would expect only a Possum to know that.


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 Post subject: Re: RALEIGH
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Are you talking about the small brick structure on the SW corner of Reynolda/Coliseum in the yard of the Special Childrens' School? That bldg. is no where near as big as that Raleigh House.


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 Post subject: Re: RALEIGH
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zalo wrote:
Are you talking about the small brick structure on the SW corner of Reynolda/Coliseum in the yard of the Special Childrens' School? That bldg. is no where near as big as that Raleigh House.



Yes and yes.


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 Post subject: Re: RALEIGH
PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2014 7:13 am 
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This is pretty funny description of the Raleigh area....

http://judgmentalmaps.com/post/84528144610/raleigh


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 Post subject: Re: RALEIGH
PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2014 11:28 pm 
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Sorta wished something like this for Silas Point. :|


http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/05/14/ ... =/99/104//


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 Post subject: Re: RALEIGH
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Agreed - and also something similar, but on a grander scale for Hanestown (sans e). LA Fitness is good, but doesn't guarantee the upscale, grand retail I hope is going to be there - I've seen LA Fitness in strip malls.


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