Growing Greensboro’s Economy (Part 2)

“Opportunity – Making sure when progress comes it lifts us all … Partnerships with Universities – Leverage our abundant higher education resources … and a Smarter, Results Oriented Government.” 

Justin Outling


Dear Friend:

Yesterday I talked about the economic challenges we face.  Today, let’s discuss how we move forward together to address those challenges.

You know how much potential Greensboro has.  But over the last decade Greensboro has not lived up to its great promise.  We cannot close the gaps overnight, but we can go farther and faster.  It will require the kind of mayoral focus and leadership we have not been getting.  Here’s how.

Opportunity – Making sure when progress comes it lifts us all.

  • Investment in transportation to connect residents to Greensboro and the region, like those which will be at the Megasite in Randolph County.
  • Make Greensboro more livable for seniors through tax breaks and services to make it a more attractive place to retire.
  • Strengthen the private sector through job training initiatives.
  • Attract investment to the Downtown Greenway and NC A&T corridor.
  • Reduce blight by enforcing building codes and finally getting tough on slumlords.
  • Promote tourism.  From the Civil Rights Museum to the Magnolia House to the Coliseum to our many fine museums, attractions and restaurants we can become a tourist city.

Partnerships with Universities – Leverage our abundant higher education resources.

  • Encourage innovation by partnering with our universities.
  • Establish an innovation corridor, from NC A&T in East Greensboro extending through downtown and to the Nussbaum Center for Entrepeneurship.
  • Market Greensboro as a hub for higher education.
  • Prioritize how city resources are used so college students come and stay after graduation.

Smarter, Results Oriented Government.

  • Better management of city resources and services to maximize effectiveness and keep the cost of living and business ownership low.
  • Don’t put off hard choices.  Make budget and debt financing decisions based on making meaningful dents into our goals.
  • Make smart decisions on taxes so we don’t make it harder for the county to invest in education funding.
  • Cut red tape and bureaucracy that stifle growth and adequate housing stock.  

You’ve told me you want a mayor who will ensure city government stays focused and does not get sidetracked by special interests.  One who will set a new tone and provide future-forward leadership.  I am ready to be that mayor and hope you will support my campaign.  And, as always, please continue to send me your thoughts.

For Our Future,