I am an Ultra-Conservative, Alpha-Male, True Authentic Leader, Type "C" Personality, who is very active in my community; whether it is donating time, clothes or money for Project Concern or going to Common Council meetings and voicing my opinions. As a blogger, I intend to provide a different viewpoint "The way I see it!" on various world, national and local issues with a few helpful tips & tidbits sprinkled in.
Jay Weber’s Podcast talking about Mayor McCue and
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I am not insinuating or implying the study is being done wrong or less truthful, I worry about the spin after the study.
One must be careful of correlation and causation when drawing conclusions. One must know the difference!
For data to mean something, you must know exactly what it is being done for and the rules must be ridge not flexible.
The Rumsfeldian Doctrine: the absence of evidence is not the evidence of absence
In addition, flaws in Survey data may likely be susceptible to distortion, considerably the consultants' analysis. These conceptual and implementation flaws in the typical consultants' analysis are especially troubling because they appear to be entirely invisible to the policymakers charged with writing the guidelines.
A fish does not know it is wet, no frame of reference
That is why data alone tells us very little.
Watch out for, “I can't give you definitive answers. I can give you my philosophy though.”
You cannot make a company come to
Again, what is the definition of retail?
Some see the retail as this –
"Each sector of the retail industry has its own special needs and faces its own obstacles. Whether you're selling appliances or cosmetics, you'll find the right solution with Columbus IT.” -- Kim Guldager, Key Retail Acount Manager,
Health and personal care
Motor vehicle and parts dealers
Food and beverage
If you go by the stock market retail doesn’t included fast food at all http://money.cnn.com/data/sectors/Retail/
Retail Marketing Analyst - This list is not and should not be used to as a vetting process. If it is, that means the city is controlling and manipulating the players, pulling the strings….
It is a guide to help persuade businesses to come to
“The analysis will help the Department of Economic Development determine what types of new businesses best fit
Question – Should the city be deciding who and what is being built in
Who is doing the study?
“The seven-member Community Development Authority (
I hope to hear someone say, “I am positive that every aspect of what we do has to be rethought and analyzed and then questioned! We need to listen to the questions, ideas and the concerns of the people who matter the most!”
“The successful revitalization of
Question – How does the study check visitors to
In the end when musical chairs stop with our surrounding communities over retail expansion, I think
I hope the reason for the retail study was not to squash the talk of a
I question that this might not be the most correct study that needs to be done, which is why I fear it is being done to exclude companies.
Lisa Nelson of
Mrs. Nelson has stated the information is private, classified, trade secrets and proprietary.
I would be suspect of data of that nature freely giving to consultants. Why would
That doesn’t pass the common sense smell test. If
Will it be unbiased? That is the question! Is there an agenda? How can on preliminary results of just some leakage numbers can the conclusion be reach and vocalized that
A lie told often enough becomes the truth.
Just as a sample of two days, DOES NOT make a statement, true for the whole. It is what it is a two-day sample, nothing more, noting less. Falsely drawing conclusions with such a small sample or even an online survey is dangerous to say the least.
While I welcome the survey, everyone needs to be informed of the limitations and flaws. People need to be aware of not just what question is being asked, but how is the question being asked. Why are the questions being asked?
I don’t care if we get a Target,
During my years at K-Mart, we didn’t share that data with communities or outside consulting firms, but our vendors, we shared info. There is a synergy, a combining to obtain a common goal. Not exactly, the same as K-Mart being asked what percent of shoppers are from 53172 -
A reader in comments hits on important part, “Without knowing the absolute specifics of the analysis that is to be provided by the consulting firm, I can't form truly informed opinion on whether or not this particular study is a good thing, whether the insights it provides are an accurate picture or not”.
Questions are important, but answers are necessary
Questions without answers are useless
It is too early to make false statements that the data says “NO” to a specific store like
Strict guidelines and clear definitions are needed. They appear to be lacking. But the survey and analysts is not over either.
Let us not just close our eyes and allow someone to blindly lead us down a hasty path that is the wrong one. Walk, not run, with eyes open wide, down the right path.
I fear with the statement that
We cannot have someone tilting the playing field.
The study is what it is (don’t forget the Rumsfeldian doctrine)! Nothing more, nothing less!
‘Ghostboxes’ haunt communities across
As big retailers go under, consolidate, blight is monument to lost jobs
Don’t forget in the business agreement this was going to be taken care of in
6-2-08 Razing fees for big box stores is something that I brought up at the first Master Plan meeting and is something that should be hammered in to any big deal. Don’t get me wrong, I want the
We need to protect the city from unneeded and unsightly vacant sites, so-called ghost boxes, the remains of what are often big box stores left vacant when retailers downsize, relocate or go out of business.