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Old Posted Jun 15, 2018, 1:35 PM
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Jeezus, did the city abuse you when you were a child? You seem to be completely incapable of understanding what anyone is saying.

Everyone, I'm gonna keep this forum at arms length until troll goes back to whatever place it came from... probably the 5th Ave tunnel.
That's the way it goes. As soon as someone comes in and tells it like it is, all the boosters get upset and claim they never deny shortcomings and say you're just a hater. Did the city abuse me? Actually maybe a bit yes. I had the mindset that we have everything bigger cities have and really don't need much more etc.. Until my jobs started leaving and I was left in the barren Birmingham job-hunter landscape only to accept another job at a struggling company while my friends seemed to hop from job to job making $10k more each hop in other markets. SO after a while, yes I feel abused by this place because I subscribed to the homerism and got screwed by it. I'll take the fault for that for staying though.

So recently, I've really been opening my eyes to other markets and it's really surprising what I've been missing. So I'm looking to move. Something I should have done right out of college.

Keep in mind, I'm a college graduate from a very well known school in Bham and a graduate degree from UA. My last couple of ventures were doing Finance/Accounting for two Healthcare companies in Bham, both of which left. One for Dallas and one for Chicago. So, for people like me, the city offers very little and I'm finally learning that.

For someone only looking to work retail or who might be a doctor.... The city might be a goldmine for them. But it's people like myself that are saying "ehh" to Bham and yes to more sparkly places that attracts similar types of people.
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Old Posted Jun 20, 2018, 9:36 PM
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^ All I got out of all that blah was that it's leaving. ^

In other news, the mayor wants to know if people want City Stages to come back. Hopefully they will have better organizers if it does.
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Old Posted Jun 22, 2018, 7:01 PM
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Amazon finalizes the deal, but what's this?

https://www.bizjournals.com/birmingh...lfillment.html

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The company has not announced whether its new fulfillment center will offer same-day delivery.
Come on Bezos, you're going to miss my $120 bucks a year if you don't offer this.
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Old Posted Jul 3, 2018, 12:55 AM
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Amazon finalizes the deal, but what's this?

https://www.bizjournals.com/birmingh...lfillment.html



Come on Bezos, you're going to miss my $120 bucks a year if you don't offer this.
Frankly, I'm a bit surprised that Amazon made this decision during our current economic climate. Employment is HIGH, and our workforce is very small. All news articles have indicated that Amazon wants to work with local school districts to create a steady workforce, which is awesome! I'm just curious about how attractive Birmingham's warehousing/shipping industry is. Certainly the city is becoming more attractive day by day, but we desperately need people to actually move to the region!

I'm very curious about the migration numbers now compared to maybe 5 years ago for the Birmingham area.
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I thought the opposite. In one of those articles it was mentioned that we are the largest metro left without one of these, and this will be the first one in the state. It just seems like they are finally getting around to us but were going to eventually and their march for world domination.
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Shipt decides not to bounce to Minneapolis and is bringing 881 jobs instead. Awesome.

https://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/20...ngham_hea.html
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Old Posted Jul 13, 2018, 1:58 AM
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I thought the opposite. In one of those articles it was mentioned that we are the largest metro left without one of these, and this will be the first one in the state. It just seems like they are finally getting around to us but were going to eventually and their march for world domination.
I thought the same thing... It is kind of sad that it took so long for us to get one of their distribution centers. But, what I'm most satisfied about is the part of the metro they chose. The chose Bessemer! The location the chose is basically the epicenter of unemployed folks looking for well-paying jobs, that's what I've been so excited about! Plus the BJCTA is extending service to the location, which 1) provides a great mode of transportation, and 2) broadens the minds of the BJCTA board.

I will never say that this distribution center is a shotgun to the arm, but I do think it will provide good employment and also develop thinking in our transit community.
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