In a Cleveland.com article titled “Ohio retailers see Amazon in Cleveland as a blessing and a curse,” #CentricCLE leader Joe Smucny shared his thoughts on how Amazon would bring innovation with its second headquarters and two new fulfillment centers.
While there are a lot of great businesses in town, Amazon offers a different culture, he said.
“I think they’ll find a way to find people and train them,” Smucny said. “Northeast Ohio has a deep and diverse talent pool, and Amazon’s history of leveraging and training talent is one of their key strengths.
“Amazon will be a big fish in a little pond, and they’ll bring a new layer of innovation to a region where we need to learn to take more chances and try new things,” he said. “They’re going to come into town and do things a little differently – move faster and take more risks. We should use this as an opportunity to learn to thrive on change. It’s one of the many reasons it’s ideal.”
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