Analysis from Biz Journal editor Mark Sutter:

So let’s give Brent Christensen a hearty welcome to Greensboro! As the Greensboro Partnership’s new lead economic developer, his timing couldn’t be better. Or worse. It depends how you look at it.

The thing is that the bar seems to be set so low, just about anything positive Christensen does will be seen as an improvement in a lot of people’s eyes.

Former Piedmont Triad CEO under investigation. Alleged bullying of Downtown Greensboro Inc. by a City Council member to hire a fellow council member. And—as was just reported— no Volvo plant for N.C., much less the Randolph megasite.