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There was an open letter from Jane Campbell in this morning Plain Dealer. Sorry I don't have it to post...
OfficeMax values the support that we have received in Ohio throughout the development and growth of our company and we remain committed to Ohio in our retail and contract businesses."
on that note, the worst thing we could do is chalk this up as a failure and not try again. The region has had some success with cooperation, we just need to land that one big fish to prove we can compete as well as anyone. I am hopeful that will be the case.
Unlike other large cities that dominate the state, we can forget any assistance from the Statehouse. Unlike the friendly downstate posters on this board, legislators and others downstate hate our guts and are probably chuckling about the OfficeMax move -- there's a real unhealthy rivalry in this state and it stinks.
It's as if they'd be doing themselves a favor by staying in the city where their company has been since the beginning. This is the cold, unemotional business world. Stop pretending they're some family member you can guilt into staying put.