“GreensBooming!” Don’t be surprised if the mayor and city councilmembers show up for the Wednesday, Jan. 26 special City Council meeting in “GreensBooming!” T-shirts.
If not at the City Council meeting, it would be surprising if there were not some “GreensBooming!” T-shirts, hats or signs at the 2 p.m. press conference at Piedmont Triad International Airport (PTIA) on Jan. 26.
Councilmember Marikay Abuzuaiter may have let the cat out of the bag at the Tuesday, Jan. 18 City Council meeting when she was talking about the recent economic development successes and used the term “GreensBooming.”
Of course, no one will confirm that the Guilford County Board of Commissioners special meeting at 8:30 a.m., the Greensboro City Council meeting at 10 a.m. and the press conference at PTIA at 2 p.m. all on Wednesday, Jan 26 are to announce that Boom Supersonic is going to build its manufacturing facility for supersonic passenger jets at the PTIA megasite.
But you be the judge.
The News & Observer confirmed in December that Boom Supersonic was considering the PTIA megasite for its manufacturing facility, which was the reason for the $106.7 million Job Development Incentive Grant (JDIG) approved by the North Carolina legislature that month.
With special meetings of the Board of Commissioners and the City Council on the same day followed by a press conference at PTIA – it all seems obvious.
Plus, you have Abuzuaiter spilling the beans when at the Jan. 18 City Council meeting she said that at the announcement of the Toyota battery plant coming to the Greensboro-Randolph Megasite that somebody said, “It’s not Greensboring anymore it’s GreensBooming. Greensboro really is booming.”
Mayor Nancy Vaughan corrected Abuzuaiter by saying that it was Steven Tanger at the Tanger Center for the Performing Arts who first used that term.
GreensBooming doesn’t fit well with a battery plant. In fact, you have to hope that the battery plant doesn’t have any booms, but it fits extremely well with Boom Supersonic coming to PTIA.