U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Arkansas
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 11-27-2017, 04:28 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
2,048 posts, read 1,447,654 times
Reputation: 2075

Advertisements

Just curious: With the fast growth and booming economy continuing in NWA, is there a state-wide rivalry between the state's biggest metro (LR) and up and coming boom town of NWA?

From what stats I've seen, the LR metro area isn't growing as fast as its littler (NWA).
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 11-27-2017, 04:40 PM
 
Location: Ozark Mountains Arkansas
1,787 posts, read 1,093,303 times
Reputation: 3542
I don't think there is a rivalry at all. The two areas (NWA and Little Rock) are nothing alike. Little Rock has a much more "city" vibe while NWA is a sprawled area of smaller cities surrounded by various landscapes.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-27-2017, 07:08 PM
 
Location: The Natural State
1,132 posts, read 1,164,977 times
Reputation: 1020
Keep in mind that WalMart is the hub of NWA and the growth is the result of that. Many of the businesses and companies around there are in support of WM. On the other hand, L.R. "City Fathers" have been slow (or not moving at all) to support any change. Two things come to mind without doing any stat searching. They lost FedEx to Memphis and Verizon Arena to North Little Rock. There's been lots of press about the L.R. tech hub, but N.L.R. was getting started on that very thing while L.R. people were still fighting on where to locate theirs.


The old east L.R. industrial area and south main is now booming but it is the result of individuals and/or groups getting things moving while the "City Fathers" set on their hands.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-10-2017, 07:23 PM
 
327 posts, read 512,293 times
Reputation: 318
Quote:
Originally Posted by Old Fossil View Post
Keep in mind that WalMart is the hub of NWA and the growth is the result of that. Many of the businesses and companies around there are in support of WM. On the other hand, L.R. "City Fathers" have been slow (or not moving at all) to support any change. Two things come to mind without doing any stat searching. They lost FedEx to Memphis and Verizon Arena to North Little Rock. There's been lots of press about the L.R. tech hub, but N.L.R. was getting started on that very thing while L.R. people were still fighting on where to locate theirs.


The old east L.R. industrial area and south main is now booming but it is the result of individuals and/or groups getting things moving while the "City Fathers" set on their hands.
Whoever was responsible for that ought to have lost their job(s). I wonder what LR would be if they had had the brains to keep it. Or what Memphis would be without it.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-13-2017, 09:09 PM
 
Location: The Natural State
1,132 posts, read 1,164,977 times
Reputation: 1020
Quote:
Originally Posted by operationfruitloops View Post
Much more crime and the usual suspects in LR area. Nice to visit but would not live there. Go to the Argenta dist. Just over the bridge. Nice but a few feet outside that small area and your in the hood

I'll not argue the point but as in any community, of any size, there are areas you stay out of, but they are usually only "pockets" within the community and the whole community shouldn't be "painted with a broad brush."
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-14-2017, 01:42 AM
 
Location: SE corner of the Ozark Redoubt
2,082 posts, read 612,921 times
Reputation: 1983
I worry more about the rivalry between Conservative Rural Arkansas and Liberal Urban Arkansas. That is the biggest and most destructive rivalry in the US, and Arkansas isn't immune to the post modernist madness that has swept the country in the past dozen or so years.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Arkansas
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:32 PM.

2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top