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Old 12-11-2014, 08:27 AM
 
Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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Only North America? I guess this is as much humility as we can expect.
What are you crying about? Houston was on the list, too.
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Old 12-11-2014, 09:38 AM
 
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Mobile,AL is should be removed from the list. I lived there for 2 years no jobs people are moving away from city of Mobile and living across the bay or in other parts of Mobile County. People with jobs with the port or the coal terminal not giving up those jobs and they they dont hire. Most people work in the shipyard industry Walmart in the school system or chemical plants that are far away from Mobile. Mobile is a sleepy town they have people that try to bring life into it but the govt and older people shut it down quickly. Mobile see alot of its people move to other areas of alabama florida tennessee and georgia. They called me crazy for leaving atlanta to move down to mobile. Baldwin County Birmingham and Huntsville areas is where its at in alabama
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Old 12-11-2014, 11:50 AM
 
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Mobile,AL is should be removed from the list. I lived there for 2 years no jobs people are moving away from city of Mobile and living across the bay or in other parts of Mobile County. People with jobs with the port or the coal terminal not giving up those jobs and they they dont hire. Most people work in the shipyard industry Walmart in the school system or chemical plants that are far away from Mobile. Mobile is a sleepy town they have people that try to bring life into it but the govt and older people shut it down quickly. Mobile see alot of its people move to other areas of alabama florida tennessee and georgia. They called me crazy for leaving atlanta to move down to mobile. Baldwin County Birmingham and Huntsville areas is where its at in alabama
I suspect they hope to capitalize off of the Panama Canal expansion too. It's not all about Savannah. And Airbus is coming to town, which might change their fortunes.
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Old 12-11-2014, 11:52 AM
 
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What are you crying about? Houston was on the list, too.
I was surprised by the limitation of the scope. So much he says is "Atlanta is ________________ in the world!"
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Old 12-11-2014, 12:14 PM
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Location: Atlanta
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It's not all about Savannah. And Airbus is coming to town, which might change their fortunes.
When it comes to East Coast ports, it most certainly is 'all about Savannah.'

Mobile isn't even a blip on the radar at this point.
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Old 12-11-2014, 05:08 PM
 
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When it comes to East Coast ports, it most certainly is 'all about Savannah.'

Mobile isn't even a blip on the radar at this point.
It will be interesting to see how this plays out. But if Savannah thinks they've got it wrapped up, they might be disappointed. Norfolk and Baltimore are prepared already. Houston has made some big investments and so has Mobile. And don't forget New Orleans and there are other contenders.
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Old 12-11-2014, 05:25 PM
Status: "Ready for Fall" (set 22 days ago)
 
Location: Atlanta
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It will be interesting to see how this plays out. But if Savannah thinks they've got it wrapped up, they might be disappointed. Norfolk and Baltimore are prepared already. Houston has made some big investments and so has Mobile. And don't forget New Orleans and there are other contenders.
There is nothing to be disappointed about. They are already ahead of every single city you mention.

Savannah Surges as Mighty Gate for Imports on U.S. Growth - Bloomberg

Is it entirely impossible for you to give credit where credit is due?
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Old 12-11-2014, 09:56 PM
 
Location: In your feelings
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Mobile was a surprise.
I moved here from Mobile. I'll put it like this; I'm not surprised that the only nice thing they could find to say about it was the amount of coal they ship out of there. It's my hometown but it's a mess.
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Old 12-11-2014, 10:14 PM
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Location: Atlanta
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I moved here from Mobile. I'll put it like this; I'm not surprised that the only nice thing they could find to say about it was the amount of coal they ship out of there. It's my hometown but it's a mess.
I have a couple of friends from there, and they say the same thing. One doesn't even like to go home. I spent a month in Birmingham for work a couple of years ago, and that was the general opinion there too.

It's confusing, because I always hear such great things about Fairhope and Baldwin County. What's the deal?
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Old 12-12-2014, 06:05 AM
 
Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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I have a couple of friends from there, and they say the same thing. One doesn't even like to go home. I spent a month in Birmingham for work a couple of years ago, and that was the general opinion there too.

It's confusing, because I always hear such great things about Fairhope and Baldwin County. What's the deal?
I can't help but remember attending a convention in Mobile years ago. Apparently no one bothered to inform local businesses that there would be a large influx of patrons over the weekend. As a result, the restaurants were completely unprepared and it was an unmitigated disaster. One waiter bitterly complained about it during the meal as if we were somehow to blame. I don't care if I ever return.
And yes, the Eastern Shore of Mobile Bay is delightful, particularly Fairhope.
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