When the elephants dance, the chickens must be careful

The decision by Amazon not to locate their HQ2 in the Triangle was not a surprise – our area was in the running, but a very long shot.  The process reminded me of a book I read a few years ago, “When the elephants dance”.   The title comes from a saying that the protagonist’s father often uttered, “When the elephants dance, the chickens must be careful.”   Amazon is the elephant and we are the chickens.  And we are very careful chickens.

The Triangle has incredible research universities, world class labs and development centers, some big players (SAS, Cisco, GSK among others), an outstanding entrepreneurial  climate, and wonderful small businesses.  Our schools, hospitals, and public services are not too shabby, either.   We chickens know how to thrive.

The Amazon opportunity was exceptional, but what we have built and nurtured here is extraordinary!   We chickens are wise.

Everyone at Amy Bush Commercial looks forward to pausing this week to give thanks for all our blessings.  We wish you and your family safe travels, plentiful feasts, and a very Happy Thanksgiving.

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