Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Roch Smitherin on the News & Record's Amanda Lehmert and Robbie Perkins

...this is what City Council was told about the data center in closed session:

Some of the stats the board heard that night:
The company would invest $223 million to build the two data centers.
The total capital investment would top $501 million.
In three years, the economic impact to the local economy could be as much as $445 million.
In property taxes, the city might expect to earn $2.75 million over three years, starting in 2016.

Amanda Lehmert
"Yet Robbie Perkins is saying:

“We’ve already landed a $1 billion investment from AmEx on two sites out there,
both the main site and the backup site." [snip]

"If a billion dollars is assessed within the city limits of the city of Greensboro,
the city of Greensboro and Guilford County will yield $13 million a year."

A BILLION dollars you say, Mr. Perkins! Well, okee doke then."

Roch101 at Ed Cone's

Doesn't Robbie work for one of the guys that sold the real estate to AMEX?


Anonymous said...

You're a dope, Hartzman.

Abner Doon said...

Da doo doo doo, da da da da

is all I want to say to you...

Great tune.