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posted by Fnord666 on Wednesday December 06, @07:57AM   Printer-friendly
from the as-opposed-to-tunnel-under-states dept.

Here comes Rise of the Rest:

For the past several months, there has been a torrent of press around how Mr. Case and Mr. Vance have teamed to try to revive entrepreneurship in what elites often derisively refer to as the so-called flyover states. As my colleague Steve Lohr wrote recently, Mr. Case and Mr. Vance have been barnstorming various cities in a painted bus, holding entrepreneurship competitions as if they were politicians on the campaign trail.

But until now, at least to some skeptics, it seemed like a do-gooder vanity project.

How could these two men significantly change the dynamic among serious investors on the coasts to reorient their focus on cities, many of them suffering from the erosion of manufacturing, in the Rust Belt and elsewhere?

It turns out that while they were publicly crisscrossing America, they were also privately holding meetings with some of the wealthiest individuals and families in the country, urging them to not only invest in a new fund but become partners with some of the companies that will benefit from it.

"Flyover" isn't patronizing at all.


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  • (Score: 5, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday December 06, @09:55AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday December 06, @09:55AM (#606060)

    Monopolist 1: "Hey, wages, taxes, and regulations on the coasts are getting too expensive. Hurts profits."

    Monopolist 2: "Too bad we can't just ship everything we buy in China direct from distro hubs in India."

    Monopolist 1: "Hey, a lot of our customers are poor, unemployed rubes on meth. Let's co-locate!"

    Monopolist 2: "Wizard! After we drove their shops out of business, moved their factories, Cargill and Monsanto ruined their farms, and the pharma gang got them all hooked on fentanyl, they need us! They'll work for peanuts and keep buying our crap!"

    [sound of champagne corks]

    Monopolist 1: "We were born to rule the universe!"

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