Let’s Capitalize On This Good News
“This is a time to celebrate but no time to rest. We must have a Mayor that ensures we build on these gains and that they lead to a better quality of life for people here in Greensboro.”
Today Toyota announced it is opening an automotive battery plant at the Greensboro-Randolph megasite in Randolph County. This is good news. In the coming years this regional collaboration will be an important step in restoring some of the over 90,000 jobs that were lost in a 12 year period starting in the 1990s.
I was pleased to be part of this effort as one of the attorneys at the Brooks Pierce law firm advising Toyota during the process.
Where do we go from here? To take full advantage of this opportunity we’ll need:
- Infrastructure investments that will make Greensboro accessible to the companies who might follow Toyota to the region.
- Improved public transportation. For the megasite to benefit more people in Greensboro, they will need transportation to access sites in Randolph County and elsewhere.
- To support job training and partnering with our colleges, universities and others to develop the skilled workforce companies need.
You’ll be hearing much more about economic development in the region, but I would be remiss if I didn’t stop here and give much deserved credit to the Bryan Foundation’s president Jim Melvin, Governor Cooper, my colleagues on the Greensboro City Council, and officials throughout Guilford and Randolph County.
This is a time to celebrate but no time to rest. We must have a Mayor that ensures we build on these gains and that they lead to a better quality of life for people here in Greensboro. Please join me in my campaign to build that future.
For Our Future,