By Alan Ferguson
And by the way, you all may have also seen the recent story about growth in the Southeastern states. North Carolina is second among southern states (trailing only Louisiana with its oil production) and ninth in the United States in the percentage increase in its gross domestic product (the gold standard measure for how a state economy is doing).
Somehow, North Carolinians are doing this without the giveaways proposed by the boosters of the Greensboro-Liberty-Megasite. All of this leads me to conclude that the project is indeed about jobs--the very well-paying jobs of the economic development folks who push these sorts of things everyday.
As a further update, Greensboro's former mayor, and the man we now know to be the megasites biggest pusher, Jim Melvin, has again mentioned in print (this time in the Triad Business Journal) the creation of "an Authority" to operate the megasite.
I think Channel 8 did a nice job. The link is below.
And by the way, the reporter really did call the megasite-maniacs who won't let go of this project. As has been the case throughout this odyssey, not one of them would talk to her. She particularly mentioned calling the Piedmont Triad Partnership office--"That lady there was rude to me, and would tell me nothing", she said.
Spread the word, because we need to grow into our wider area. And let me know what you are hearing. Information is our friend."