How do you handle things when the Twits (do they call themselves that?) from Twitter start Tweeting about migrating down to Brisbane for the winter and beyond?
1. “We are going to do everything in our power to keep Twitter’s headquarters here” [Ooh, sounds expensive] or;
2. “Love your stuff, Twitter babe, too bad about that whole hacking thing a while back, yep them passwords, OMG, really? – she just flew up from Hollywood and she’s in your office right now? that’s swell, hey we’re going to miss you if you all actually decide to leave us, let us know if you need a temporary permit for the moving trucks or whatnot. Bon courage, gotta go…“
And then somebody else would move into that space at Third and Folsom. You see how that works?
Does the San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development “pay for itself?” Nope.
Does the San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development “create jobs?” Nope.
Does the San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development have the competency to pick winners and losers? Nope.