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  1. Write to Tesla. In order to make the income, wealth, education levels and very average growth in Greenville less obvious on the proforma, you can just write a narrative about how you saw three in the DT area. And, as a footnote, you can use Gvillesc's observation of one in a parking garage. So, Charlotte has Tesla, Atlanta has Tesla, you saw three in Greenville.........not sure that is a basis for a standalone store, especially when the fastest growing demographic in Greenville is the over 65 crowd. Instead of the Tesla, maybe you should expand the Lincoln Store, they just introduced a new car today.
  2. I don't expect either of these plants will need a large site. Neither company is a major player in the US auto market or even worldwide.
  3. Johnny Harris is a strong Charlotte supporter and may get carried away at times........for instance, I don't see Charlotte as the new Southeastern Hub. It will be the second SE hub but as Harris notes, economic and employment growth in Charlotte has outpaced Atlanta over the past five years. More importantly in the article, Harris mentions the work SC is doing on the I77 corridor.........."Take the disfunction of the state’s leadership in Raleigh and bankrupt incentives programs — both of which are affecting North Carolina’s ability to grow and attract new industry and retail, he says. “Nikki Haley does more to bring jobs to just south of Charlotte,” Harris added, speaking of the S.C. governor." SC is wise to exploit this corridor. Nowhere in SC can you be part of a major metro with direct access to a top 10 airport, a deep labor pool and the financial resources of Charlotte. If a site is large enough, this corridor is without a doubt the best place for any new auto manufacturing plant. http://www.bizjournals.com/charlotte/news/2015/03/25/johnny-harris-goodbye-atlanta-charlotte-poised-as.html
  4. The other news for Mecklenburg is the rate of growth for this time period, over 10%...........not bad for a county of 1m residents. For other SC Counties.........the Charlotte metro counties are also "killing it". York is growing at 8.53% and Lancaster is growing at 8.5%. Metro wise, Charlotte and Charleston are both well above 7% while Greenville and Columbia are in the same 4.50% range. Charlotte is now the 22nd largest metro in the country (2.4m residents), just passing Pittsburgh. Growth in the coastal area is mainly driven by retirees.
  5. So, you have three main arteries headed south, one an interstate, and you feel like a 6,000 car per day bridge is needed.
  6. Don't read too much into Shania Twain and the Eagles. If you were promoting an act, would you rather play at Phillips Arena in Atlanta, Time Warner Arena in Charlotte or the Greenville Arena? Depending on the schedule, these acts may not have been able to get dates in other cities..........being the only date in the Carolinas does not mean Greenville is back on the map. The Hornets control the arena in Charlotte. The AAA Hockey Team, Charlotte Checkers, are moving from TWC Arena to the old coliseum in order to free up more dates/space in the building for the current hard to get acts. The CLA in Columbia has the same issue, Carolina controls the dates for the buildings and works concerts around the schedule. While it is nice to have the state's largest arena and one that is booked a lot, for Columbia, it also means less dates for concerts.
  7. What is the break even point for this....I see $6.00 and $6.40. And, is that in addition to parking or total for both? Not sure GSP is large enough or busy enough to require a system like this but it makes more sense here than on Woodruff Road. Using this as a transit option is silly.
  8. If the bridge in functionally deficient, then it should be replaced. But, at $11m in state money, I am not sure a bridge that carries 6,000 car per day needs to be expanded which may double the cost. As for the decoration, I have not seen anything yet that says companies are attracted to locating in a city because of landscaping.
  9. its not bad, good for something quick. I doubt it will happen because Grill Marks is coming but The Cowfish in Charlotte would be great for the Vista. It would be a lot better than Grill Marks.
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    The Gateway Site

    The design is bland. I am not sure who would want to live on an island surrounded by these streets. The only benefit is if you really want to look out your window at a unutilized arena.
  11. Interesting.........I have never heard that.
  12. Neither group is very interesting. Both companies are struggling to stay relevant in the luxury car market. After BMW, Mercedes, Lexus, Audi and Cadillac, there is not much left in luxury cars that would warrant a stand alone plant. Jag could leverage Land Rover to get more volume and that is still a stretch. Ford sold these brands for a reason, they are just not that good.
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    The Gateway Site

    This is a hard site because it seems to be on an island. But, I would let it sit (if at all possible) rather than build this project.
  14. I could see streetcars working in Columbia, especially around Carolina....Blossom Street and then out Bull St to the new development.......could replace a lot of the shuttlecocks.
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