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Columbus battles for megaprojects

Oct 29, 2017

The recent boom in megaprojects and the increasingly public nature of these site selection competitions has brought Columbus into the spotlight. Steve Weitzner notes the metropolitan area has worked hard to fight its perception of not having enough workers for a giant project and describes Columbus as one of the...

Weitzner favors openness in Amazon HQ2 bidding process

Oct 25, 2017

The details of Cleveland's recent bid for Amazon's HQ2 have been kept confidential while cities like Boston and Chicago have shared information. Steve Weitzner advocated openness in his discussion with the Plain Dealer. He explained the missed opportunity to tell the world (not just Amazon) that Northeast Ohio is competitive...

Steve Weitzner's insights on evolution of Foxconn's planned $10B investment in US

Oct 10, 2017

Foxconn's recently announced $10B deal with Wisconsin's Gov. Scott Walker elicited criticism from many, including Ohio Gov. John Kasich. As Midwest states competed to land a Foxconn electronics manufacturing facility and up to 10,000 jobs, Steve Weitzner was quoted by several publications. His insights about frequently changing project parameters and...

Amazon's HQ2 project takes new approach to site selection

Oct 10, 2017

Amazon's second headquarters project has probably attracted more attention than any other US project in the history of the world. Amazon has invited metropolitan areas in North America with over one million in population to compete for the project and the estimated 50,000 jobs associated with it. Steve Weitzner speculates...

Study measures impact of concert pavilion at Elgin's Grand Victoria Casino

Sep 15, 2017

Silverlode participated in a study to measure the economic and fiscal impacts of a proposed concert pavilion in Elgin, Illinois. The pavilion would be a adjacent to Elgin's Grand Victoria Casino and would be a collaborative effort with the City of Elgin.