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Old 05-09-2011, 10:48 AM
 
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You don't realize what you're doing. Now you're comparing Charlotte to Portland. Portland is also larger than Charlotte. Charlotte has grown faster than Portland over the past few years, so its closed the gap a bit, but that's only very recently. Historically Portland has been a much larger place than Charlotte. You might as well rephrase your agruments to say, "Why isn't Charlotte larger?" Because that's really the only point you're making. As I said before, when you compare Charlotte to its true peer cities, places like Columbus, Indianapolis, Providence, Nashville or Milwaukee, again I say its very hard for you to say the city needs to "raise its image", or that its lacking in any way. BTW, have you seen the latest Fortune 500? Atlanta has 12 companies, Charlotte has 10, just two less. Your city is three times our size and we need to raise our imagine?
Charlotte's "image" is just fine as far as I'm concerned...I would like to see the city shed some of it's conservative reputation, and I think hosting the DNC is a move in that direction.

Most people in Atlanta don't normally compare these two cities, but some comparisons will arise simply because of their proximity.
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Old 05-09-2011, 10:54 AM
 
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[quote=Carolina Blue;19065642]You don't realize what you're doing. Now you're comparing Charlotte to Portland. Portland is also larger than Charlotte. Charlotte has grown faster than Portland over the past few years, so its closed the gap a bit, but that's only very recently. Historically Portland has been a much larger place than Charlotte. You might as well rephrase your agruments to say, "Why isn't Charlotte larger?" Because that's really the only point you're making. As I said before, when you compare Charlotte to its true peer cities, places like Columbus, Indianapolis, Providence, Nashville or Milwaukee, again I say its very hard for you to say the city needs to "raise its image", or that its lacking in any way. BTW, have you seen the latest Fortune 500? Atlanta has 12 companies, Charlotte has 10, just two less. Your city is three times our size and we need to raise our imagine?[/QUOT




He means raise its image to where people know where Charlotte is located and what its about its a great city but its really under the radar. It still has a NASCAR and banking image.. Charlotte will be just like Minneapolis, and Denver a great buisness city but with a lowkey profile.
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Old 05-09-2011, 11:35 AM
 
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He means raise its image to where people know where Charlotte is located and what its about its a great city but its really under the radar. It still has a NASCAR and banking image.. Charlotte will be just like Minneapolis, and Denver a great buisness city but with a lowkey profile.
Sometimes "under the radar" is an excellent place to live...
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Old 05-09-2011, 11:49 AM
 
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Sometimes "under the radar" is an excellent place to live...

I like that Keyword sometimes.
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Old 05-09-2011, 01:26 PM
 
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He means raise its image to where people know where Charlotte is located and what its about its a great city but its really under the radar. It still has a NASCAR and banking image.. Charlotte will be just like Minneapolis, and Denver a great buisness city but with a lowkey profile.
Under the radar compared to what city Mike? This is the same question I was asking before. Compared to its peer cities I find it very hard to believe someone could say Charlotte is "under the radar". Now, compared to much larger cities, that argument could be made. But that goes back to the point I made before. What you guys are bascially saying is, "Charlotte is not as large as I would like it to be."
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Old 05-09-2011, 01:34 PM
 
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Are you Charlotte folks sure you aren't borrowing a jack about Atlanta's perceptions of Charlotte? Everybody I know thinks of Charlotte as a big, exciting Southern city on the rise. There's no animosity whatsoever.

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Old 05-09-2011, 01:50 PM
 
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Are you Charlotte folks sure you aren't borrowing a jack about Atlanta's perceptions of Charlotte? Everybody I know thinks of Charlotte as a big, exciting Southern city on the rise. There's no animosity whatsoever.

Same here...there isn't really any reason NOT to think it.
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Old 05-09-2011, 01:51 PM
 
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Charlotte's "image" is just fine as far as I'm concerned...I would like to see the city shed some of it's conservative reputation, and I think hosting the DNC is a move in that direction.
I never really perceived that Charlotte had a "conservative" reputation, at least not along the lines of cities like Greenville and Jacksonville. Maybe not quite as liberal as Atlanta or even Raleigh, but not necessarily conservative either. In reality, the city is pretty moderate and I think that's good.
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Old 05-09-2011, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Johns Creek area
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Same here...there isn't really any reason NOT to think it.
I third that. I am constantly baffled by the Atlanta vs. Charlotte discussions in C-D. I mean - so what? Each is a great city!
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Old 05-09-2011, 01:57 PM
 
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I never really perceived that Charlotte had a "conservative" reputation, at least not along the lines of cities like Greenville and Jacksonville. Maybe not quite as liberal as Atlanta or even Raleigh, but not necessarily conservative either. In reality, the city is pretty moderate and I think that's good.
It's not that the city itself is conservative (I don't really know), but that the population is more conservative in comparison to some other cities. I'm sure Billy Graham, NASCAR, and just being in the South helps further it, but it's a reputation that is pretty widely held.

I didn't mean that Charlotte is wildly conservative...it's not in Utah...but that it's on the conservative end of the scale.
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