Forbes Names Winston-Salem Among Thriving Cities Amazon Should Consider

Forbes Names Winston-Salem Among Thriving Cities Amazon Should Consider

Since Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) announced plans to build a second headquarters, 238 bids from cities across North America, including four North Carolina regions, were submitted to attract the ecommerce retail giant.

On Thursday, Forbes published a list compiled by members of the Forbes Agency Council of 14 U.S. cities that make the most sense for Amazon’s HQ2. Winston-Salem ranks No. 11, after Newark and Salt Lake City.

Four Triad development agencies submitted a joint proposal in October called “Triad is Prime.”

Here’s what Robby Berthume, CEO of Bull & Beard, said about Winston-Salem:

“The city of arts and innovation has enjoyed a renaissance in recent years. Tobacco factories have been transformed. Hundreds of millions have been spent on Wake Forest Biotech Place and endless infrastructure projects. There’s an international airport. The cost of living is low, the labor pool is ready and there are around 30 colleges in a 30-mile radius. investment in biotechnology and infrastructure, an international airport and a low cost of living as reasons the city would be a stellar choice for HQ2.”

Detroit ranked No. 1 on the list, followed by Atlanta and Boston.

Click here for more from Forbes.

By   –  Data Reporter, Triad Business Journal

 

Winston-Salem City Council includes Whitaker Park in 2017 Economic Development Priorities

Winston-Salem City Council includes Whitaker Park in 2017 Economic Development Priorities

The Winston-Salem City Council announced that the redevelopment of Whitaker Park will be one of their main goals in 2017.  The council also discussed their plans to revise local  economic development incentives to give more weight to job creation.  

Read the Winston-Salem Journal’s full article here.

 

C.A. Harrison Companies enters into an agreement with WPDA to develop a modern apartment complex at Whitaker Park

C.A. Harrison Companies enters into an agreement with WPDA to develop a modern apartment complex at Whitaker Park

C.A. Harrison Companies, a commercial and residential real estate developer, has entered into an agreement with Whitaker Park Development Authority (WPDA) to purchase the 2-1 & 2-2 buildings at Whitaker Park.  The company will renovate and repurpose these facilities into a modern apartment complex.  This project is expected to create $33,000,000 in new investment.

Reason To Believe Announces Opening at Whitaker Park

Reason To Believe Announces Opening at Whitaker Park

Reason To Believe Company (RTB), a manufacturer of innovative, technology-based solutions for the health of hair, skin and nails, announced today the opening of its key ingredient manufacturing facility in the newly renovated Whitaker Park development in Winston-Salem.  RTB is the first tenant to open as part of the revitalization of the former RJ Reynolds campus.

Learn more about this exciting announcement here.

Forsyth Technical Community College will introduce new engineering program, other courses

Forsyth Technical Community College will introduce new engineering program, other courses

Forsyth Technical Community College, the second largest school of its kind in the Triad, is introducing several new programs for the 2015-2016 academic year, including an associate degree in engineering. Learn more here.