State of the Triad

Attended an interesting function: State of the Triad. Steve Little (INC. Magazine) presented “The 7 Irrefutible Facts of the Triad”. The surprise comes from all these chambers not realizing this earlier. From moving here three years ago, from the beautiful city of Seattle, these “facts” were fairly obvious.
Met with many of my Leadership Greensboro classmates at this function. There was also the unveiling of the “Triad Masterpieces Series” coffee table book.


Personal opinion: I think that landing Dell will definitely be better for the community, as is FedEx and the rest of the new business launches here. But we also have overlying issues like the Triad Internship Initiative. I pointed this out to my ActionGreensboro colleagues a while back. You can’t keep interns if they don’t know that the tech jobs are there. Being that I’m not from the Triad region, the first place I would go would be “triadcareers.com“. Sorry. No tech jobs there. I know of plenty being part of community leadership, but this scares me. There is a deeper rooted issue that no one bothers to tackle.

  • Sue

    The State of the Triad was wonderful – “Triadism” can be more than a word. It’s going to take a lot to change the paradigm, but heck, that’s what we do, isn’t it? I don’t understand why we have so much tech sphere growth and can’t seem to communicate it in jobs boards or similar. It’s like the news folks don’t understand the guts of the tech sector. What’s it going to take to bring them that understanding?

  • Sue

    The State of the Triad was wonderful – “Triadism” can be more than a word. It’s going to take a lot to change the paradigm, but heck, that’s what we do, isn’t it? I don’t understand why we have so much tech sphere growth and can’t seem to communicate it in jobs boards or similar. It’s like the news folks don’t understand the guts of the tech sector. What’s it going to take to bring them that understanding?

  • Personally, I would think that it’s not the news folks, and instead it’s the HR departments of the tech sphere. If you don’t post your jobs, of course they stay open. You think if I start lugging an aluminum Louisville slugger to meetings, that’d get people’s attention? That just might be the right catalyst…

  • Personally, I would think that it’s not the news folks, and instead it’s the HR departments of the tech sphere. If you don’t post your jobs, of course they stay open. You think if I start lugging an aluminum Louisville slugger to meetings, that’d get people’s attention? That just might be the right catalyst…