Billion Dollar Firm Leaves State That Allowed CHOP To Happen
There is civil unrest across the country with protests still sprouting up in major cities. But Seattle has to take the cake for just letting things get out of hand. They allowed these "peaceful protesters" to seize part of Seattle and keep it. The mayor called off the police and just let it happen. Can you imagine owning a business in that area or any part of Seattle and seeing your elected leader just allowing chaos to reign? I think it would be an obvious time to get out of Dodge if you can afford it. The leadership in Seattle is definitely failing its lawful citizens allowing this to happen. So it only makes sense that a billion-dollar investment firm is moving to Pheonix, Arizona.
"The CEO of a billion-dollar investment firm said his company is getting out of Seattle just in time as residents accuse Mayor Jenny Durkan of letting the city's so-called Capitol Hill Occupied Protest get out of hand and turn deadly.
"The unrest that has taken place in the city of Seattle … there is really is not a downtown business community today," Smead Capital Management President and CEO Cole Smead told KTAR News on Monday."
“We’re hearing rumors of 40-story buildings that will be only 20-percent occupied by October,” Smead said.
“My biggest concern for Seattle was what the business community is going to come back to, and what kind of businesses are going to come back for customers.”
"Phoenix will offer Smead Capital employees a lower cost of living and a better quality of life, Smead said."
It sounds like the better move all around. I mean what is Seattle really offering here? Why would anyone with the means to leave, stay, when a part of Seattle has become lawless and the police are being told to just let them have at it. This CHOP zone should never have happened. Peaceful protesters don't take over parts of cities...Those are criminals. Liberal leaders need to let the police do their jobs and protect their communities.