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Old 07-05-2012, 10:49 AM
 
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Why all the focus on downtown? Atlanta has seen its greatest success In the decades after downtown ceased being the central business district. It's still a cool place in many ways but why is it more critical than any other part of Atlanta?
If you want to call it a real city, yeah...otherwise you should just start calling it "north Georgia"
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Old 07-05-2012, 01:11 PM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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If you want to call it a real city, yeah...otherwise you should just start calling it "north Georgia"
The Atlanta metro is far more complex than a central city surrounded by bedroom communities. It's becoming a series of business centers (central and satellites) surrounded by bedroom communities.

What is a "real city"...? And why does that matter?
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Old 07-05-2012, 02:05 PM
 
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The Atlanta metro is far more complex than a central city surrounded by bedroom communities. It's becoming a series of business centers (central and satellites) surrounded by bedroom communities.
Cool, do you enjoy those business centers? Does that make you happy? That's great for you! Not my cup of tea though.
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Old 07-05-2012, 02:13 PM
 
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Cool, do you enjoy those business centers? Does that make you happy? That's great for you! Not my cup of tea though.
That's what cities are all about -- choice.
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Old 07-05-2012, 04:00 PM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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Cool, do you enjoy those business centers? Does that make you happy? That's great for you! Not my cup of tea though.
I work in the Cumberland area, as does my wife, so yes. We derive direct benefit from one of them.

Didn't have much choice, really. That's where our employers chose to locate. Whether or not it's "my cup of tea" is a complete nonissue.
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Old 07-05-2012, 06:45 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Atlanta has many edge cities. Cumberland, Perimeter are the major centers. Alpharetta & Peachtree Corners are minor but have a concentration of high paying jobs. These cities were created because of our traffic. Employers want to be 45 minute commute from a majority of their target employees.
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Old 07-08-2012, 10:32 PM
 
Location: Marietta, GA
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Many companies have cited traffic as a reason not locate here. It's no secret.
Which ones? Please give me specific examples of major companies that considered Atlanta but went to Charlotte, Birmingham, Nashville, etc...and made it clear that traffic or other transportation issues were a major part of their decision. Just because a company doesn't choose Atlanta doesn't mean that traffic was the reason.

I'm open to being educated and am not saying it hasn't happened, but I'm not aware of any, and I keep hearing this mantra. So please give me some specific examples where the perceived transportation issues in Atlanta were key criteria for a company not relocating here.
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Old 07-08-2012, 11:43 PM
 
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Which ones? Please give me specific examples of major companies that considered Atlanta but went to Charlotte, Birmingham, Nashville, etc...and made it clear that traffic or other transportation issues were a major part of their decision. Just because a company doesn't choose Atlanta doesn't mean that traffic was the reason.

I'm open to being educated and am not saying it hasn't happened, but I'm not aware of any, and I keep hearing this mantra. So please give me some specific examples where the perceived transportation issues in Atlanta were key criteria for a company not relocating here.
Chiquita.
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Old 07-09-2012, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Which ones? Please give me specific examples of major companies that considered Atlanta but went to Charlotte, Birmingham, Nashville, etc...and made it clear that traffic or other transportation issues were a major part of their decision. Just because a company doesn't choose Atlanta doesn't mean that traffic was the reason.
All 3 of cities have nearly 0 transit. Charlotte has 1 LRT line, Nashville has 1 commuter rail line, and Birmingham has a joke of a bus system.
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Old 07-09-2012, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Marietta, GA
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Chiquita.
Care to provide more substantial (and substantiated) details that support your claim? All I can find is that in 2005, they contemplated a move to either Atlanta, South Florida, or possibly Charlotte, and they chose to do nothing and stay put in Ohio.

Nowhere was a mention that the decision was based on transportation concerns, and even if there were those concerns for Atlanta, why didn't they move to Charlotte or some other supposed paradise?
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