Thursday, March 22, 2012

Who's leading the (leasing) charge?

On March 21st, this article from the WSJ tells us that Google and other digital giants and giant-wannabes are leasing large amounts of office space in cities world wide. And they're looking at the lower cost space that's available outside of the traditional California base for so many web firms.

And they're finding - and leasing - a lot of space in. . . Pittsburgh. That's all well and good, but who in Cleveland is heading up a concerted, integrated campaign to put our region's vacant assets in front of Google?

Please tell us that someone in the CLE is coordinating a well-planned, nicely integrated approach for making this happen.

1 comment:

  1. Jim, the reason they want to be in Pittsburgh is that Carnegie Mellon is a global leader in artificial intelligence, which is a core area for Google. NEOhio is among the global leaders in a few areas (chief among them polymers) but nothing that's so directly vital to Google.