City posts pitch to Google

Richmond’s pitch to Google — urging the company to pick the city for its high-speed broadband experiment — is now online. It features some familiar faces and places and is worth a look. Richmond faces competition from pretty much every locality in the country. The only good point I think they forgot to make is that Richmond was the first test market for beer in a can.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkZ78Y_TiyA&feature=youtu.be&a[/youtube]

Richmond’s pitch to Google — urging the company to pick the city for its high-speed broadband experiment — is now online. It features some familiar faces and places and is worth a look. Richmond faces competition from pretty much every locality in the country. The only good point I think they forgot to make is that Richmond was the first test market for beer in a can.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkZ78Y_TiyA&feature=youtu.be&a[/youtube]

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Jon
Jon
12 years ago

OK Richmond, great video; However I think you went to far after Mayor Jones’s comment. I mean he sealed the deal. “Richmond is not about gridlock, as a matter of fact we’ve been embracing new technologies since the first canal boats and trolleys have rolled thought this town, that is why Richmond is perfect fit for the Google’s fiber for community project.” Really!? That’s why? Like I said the video should have stopped right here, but it went on and on…. My next favorite quote “Richmond is a hidden gem” Really?! Is it? Continuing on, so the fact that the… Read more »

travis
travis
12 years ago

I credit the author of the video with taking initiative to put something together, but I feel the effort failed to convey the right message. We should not need to comment on Toledo (sounds pathetic). The library comment is simply a budget not a infrastructure issue (and therefore not relevant). The need for speed in fighting crime is no different in any city in America. We should fact check those making commentary in the editing process (terabyte?). Finally, there are a number of perspectives and assets that the video is missing (far from exclusive)… 1. vcu health / research (world… Read more »

Scott B
Scott B
12 years ago

Richmond’s value as a test market is simple: If you can get Richmonders to buy it, you can be sure it will sell anywhere else. If you can sell it there, you’ll sell it anywhere, its up to you Richmond, Richmond!

Michael
Michael
12 years ago

This was a really bad video, and I am embarrassed that Richmond put this out as it’s pitch to Google. Richmond houses some of the best production companies in the country, and this looks like someone’s teenage nephew shot and edited this piece of garbage, and I picture the script (and reasons for “why Google should choose Richmond) were written by a 3rd grade class in Nebraska. There was no audio post, no music, no professional-level anything on this… way to blow it Richmond.

Tom
Tom
12 years ago

I thought it was great! It showed a fun side of Richmond to people that most likely have never been here. So it’s not perfect, so it’s not a James Cameron production. It shows a real side of Richmond that doesn’t get promoted often enough.

Watch the video Topeka did and it is a deadful bore. You half expect Sally Struthers to appear to make a pitch to donate. Leave it our naysayers to miss the fun side of Richmond because they are too happy complaining.

FormerQ
FormerQ
12 years ago

Somebody needs to make sure Google knows about that big hulking building out in Sandston, you know the one that made memory chips for computers and XBOX’es and things, and employed 2500 people and affected the employment of thousands more? It was just bought by some investment firm for pennies, I’m sure they’d like to re-sell to somebody with deep pockets. It would make an awesome server farm/data center but would only employ a fraction of the laid off workers