DanRNC

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  1. DanRNC

    Triangle Economic News

    This is the crux of the matter: growth is always seen as "sprawl". Poor planning with zero vision has led to this. I still think growth (or any influx of new people/ideas) to the folks in NC is always seen as a threat. I was born there and grew up there so I know the mentality - "if it ain't NC, it ain't no good boy". I haven't run into this in other places I have lived albeit they haven't been in the South.
  2. DanRNC

    Triangle Economic News

    Unfortunately, this is probably thud 1 of 3. It always seems that Raleigh/RTP goes into these RFP processes half-hearted with absolutely no support from the local yocals who are always obsessed the traffic impact, the cost of living increases, destruction of their quaint Southern way of life, yadayadayada...
  3. DanRNC

    Triangle Economic News

    And I will go on the record saying Apple has most likely moved on and is back in play (if NC was even a real contender).
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    Triangle Economic News

    Let's say trans-formative. I would say GSK and Nortel could fit in this category for NC (NIEHS as well-although not a corporation). There haven't been many of these in recent years.
  5. DanRNC

    Triangle Economic News

    If they lose all 3 of these (2 losses are looking very probable), NC really needs to re-assess their economic development group. The politics are beyond hope. NC is great at catching minnows but can reel in the big fish.
  6. DanRNC

    Triangle Economic News

    A lot of these articles are framed as "even if the Triangle doesn't get Amazon and Apple..." so they appear to be the consolation prizes. It seems as if the powers that be have already thrown up the white flags and are in PA mode (post Apple/post Amazon).
  7. DanRNC

    Triangle photo of the day

    Throw Bogota Colombia in there for their transit system. A tale of 2 insecure cities: Charlotte tries too hard and Raleigh doesn't try at all.
  8. DanRNC

    Triangle photo of the day

    Maybe true but they had no intention of even trying to make this work as their vision on this was to keep it Mayberry-esque for all the parades that were going to go marching down the street. How many parades have they had on it?
  9. DanRNC

    Triangle photo of the day

    My point was aimed at street level, specifically F-Street, where it is horribly dull. I'm not making an overall assessment of downtown, which may or may not be great. For historical perspective, they ran Plensa and every interesting idea out of town for F-Street and used Gville, SC as the benchmark - nothing wrong with Gville which is pleasant enough, but it is not the most interesting place in the world.
  10. DanRNC

    Triangle photo of the day

    A modern Mayberry with some moderately tall schlock boxes.
  11. DanRNC

    Triangle photo of the day

    Wow, that street really misses Jaume Plensa. This is what you get when you set the bar very low - a nondescript version of Mayberry.
  12. DanRNC

    Triangle Economic News

    Don't underestimate Barney Fife, Gomer Pyle, Goober, etc!
  13. DanRNC

    Triangle Economic News

    I wouldn't say it's a sure bet and I would take the "rumor mill" with a grain of salt. While I think the probability is high, don't put it past the yo-yo's in power, who can't get out of their own way, to screw this up. In the middle of the negotiations with Apple the bubbas decided it would be a good time to discuss a replacement for that idiotic bathroom bill .
  14. DanRNC

    Triangle Economic News

    Don't worry, the bubbas in the NC Taliban and the sour grapes crew will make sure this doesn't happen.
  15. DanRNC

    American Tobacco Historic District

    Then I have even less confidence.