Talent Wins!

Posted by: Carlos Phillips on Sunday, October 29, 2017

Everyone wants talent. When I was a young lad, I wanted the most talented kid in my neighborhood on my kickball team. Employers want the best and brightest talent available in order to deliver better products and services than their competitors.

Communities want the best talent too, because talent leads to better companies, higher wages and smarter growth. A large tech company recently announced plans to build a headquarter location for thousands of employees with an average annual salary of $100,000. This company will place their HQ location in the community that will provide them the best access to top talent – period.

An economist recently stated that Greenville MUST grow its workforce if it is to experience continued economic prosperity. It was important in kickball, and it’s also critical for successful economic and community growth – talent wins!

Accelerate is Greenville's private sector-fueled economic development initiative, designed to prepare our community for tomorrow.
 
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Carlos Phillips is President/CEO of the Greenville Chamber.

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Doug Dent on October 30, 2017 at 10:33:13 am said:
The information contained in this initial article is very helpful and Carlos is
right in all he says, but talking about it is all we are doing. There are people who can be trained and educated here in Greenville County that are being left
out of the work force by our schools, Greenville Tech and our businesses because getting them ready takes a little hard work. If you want to do something about workforce development and workforce housing, then train and educate them or forever pay the price for the poverty that you leave them in.