Right. People don't drive to work so companies have to count on locals walking to the job.<quoted text>
It's hard to have a discussion with a person of your specialized mind, but I'll try. Number one the tax code has a lot to do with why they do not want to be in older poorer structures and areas. Secondly, more established areas have many more restrictions on waste, air quality, traffic, parking, and of course security. These impediments are just the starters. Then there is the problem with getting qualified people to work. If you think the inner city and its unemployed people are even close to being qualified, you may wish to spend some quality time with the gang bangers offering them love to give up their ways. You still believe in Shangri-La and a Utopian Society. In other words you are a fool.
Maybe you better read more stories when it comes to business plans. Trust me, here in Cleveland, we lost a lot of businesses through the years. Sure there are other factors, but taxes are number one. It's the first thing a city or town considers to attract a business. If you read stories about businesses debating their next location, you will see that consideration at the top of the story.