NC: Top Charlotte Developer: Lack of Mass Transit Dooms Triangle’s Amazon HQ2 Chances
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK – A leading real estate developer in Charlotte says there is no way the Triangle will land the mammoth Amazon HQ2 project, and a new study on how states rank for innovation doesn’t make North Carolina look good.
“They’re not going to get Amazon, but if they had built that light rail, they would get it,” said Charlotte’s Johnny Harris. He’s a Democrat and he noted opposition from some Republicans to mass transit. “They opposed it, and it did not get built.”
Harris made his remarks at an awards event in the Queen City, according to The Charlotte Observer.