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Old 11-18-2008, 11:12 PM
 
Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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So when you say that Atlanta is the regional hub of the southeast you're not including south florida right ? Actually a lot of FSU graduates flock to Jacksonville as well.
I think aries is right in that Miami is not a regional hub so much as a 'gateway city' to the Caribbean and Latin America.

 
Old 11-18-2008, 11:16 PM
 
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So when you say that Atlanta is the regional hub of the southeast you're not including south florida right ? Actually a lot of FSU graduates flock to Jacksonville as well.
No, I'm not including South Florida is part of the American South. Nevah.

I'm sure FSU grads flock to various places...including Miami...but Atlanta still gets the "FSU cake."

To be clear...

The American South:
-Georgia
-Alabama
-Tennessee
-Arkansas
-Louisiana
-Mississippi
-North Florida (see explanation in previous post)
-South Carolina
-North Carolina
-Kentucky (without the Cincinnati suburbs)
-South Virginia (roughly Richmond to Charlottesville southward...can also include parts of southern West Virginia)
 
Old 11-18-2008, 11:17 PM
 
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I think aries is right in that Miami is not a regional hub so much as a 'gateway city' to the Caribbean and Latin America.
Well said, miss.
 
Old 11-18-2008, 11:24 PM
 
Location: Atlanta ,GA
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I think Houston is probably the regional hub of the south. If you say that Atlanta is one of the 5 most important cities in the U.S. then you are saying Atlanta is more important than Miami, Dallas, Houston, San Francisco, Boston, etc. Atlanta is an important city but I dont think you can say it's any more important than any of these cities.
Actually as far as importance,there has to be an accepted standard of what importance means.Generally speaking it has to include factors like GDP,Access to Arts,Economic Activity,Global reach,Identity,History,Culture ,future and overall relevance.Atlanta ranks extremely high in most categories.Atlanta is a financial center.Charlote may have a larger sector but its no where in the vicinity of world class.There are many restaurants and hotels that have been named number in the most exclusive rankings that are only in places like Atlanta and other cities like Boston,Miami,Houston,D.C.The educational attainment is high as well as many institutions of higher learning.

BTW there was a poll on here asking the question"what is the capital of the new South?Atlanta won hands down.Houston was a distant second
 
Old 11-18-2008, 11:26 PM
 
Location: West Metro Atlanta
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No, I'm not including South Florida is part of the American South. Nevah.

I'm sure FSU grads flock to various places...including Miami...but Atlanta still gets the "FSU cake."

To be clear...

The American South:
-Georgia
-Alabama
-Tennessee
-Arkansas
-Louisiana
-Mississippi
-North Florida (see explanation in previous post)
-South Carolina
-North Carolina
-Kentucky (without the Cincinnati suburbs)
-South Virginia (roughly Richmond to Charlottesville southward...can also include parts of southern West Virginia)
What about East Texas, could that be considered the American South ?
 
Old 11-18-2008, 11:29 PM
 
Location: West Metro Atlanta
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Actually as far as importance,there has to be an accepted standard of what importance means.Generally speaking it has to include factors like GDP,Access to Arts,Economic Activity,Global reach,Identity,History,Culture ,future and overall relevance.Atlanta ranks extremely high in most categories.Atlanta is a financial center.Charlote may have a larger sector but its no where in the vicinity of world class.There are many restaurants and hotels that have been named number in the most exclusive rankings that are only in places like Atlanta and other cities like Boston,Miami,Houston,D.C.The educational attainment is high as well as many institutions of higher learning.

BTW there was a poll on here asking the question"what is the capital of the new South?Atlanta won hands down.Houston was a distant second
If Atlanta is such an important city, then why is the closest state to Atlanta (Alabama) often considered one of the poorest ? Wouldnt Alabama's proximity to such a major city have a big impact on the state of Alabama ?
 
Old 11-18-2008, 11:31 PM
 
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What about East Texas, could that be considered the American South ?
Well, I don't really. I see Texas as an amalgation of American South, Southwest, Mexico, West, and Midwest. Texas needs "East Texas" as its own in order to be Texas.
 
Old 11-18-2008, 11:40 PM
 
Location: Atlanta ,GA
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If Atlanta is such an important city, then why is the closest state to Atlanta (Alabama) often considered one of the poorest ? Wouldnt Alabama's proximity to such a major city have a big impact on the state of Alabama ?
???That makes no sense.But regionally speaking large numbers from people throughout the region move to Atlanta more than any other major city in the south.Atlanta gdp is the 28th in the world.*th in the U.S.
 
Old 11-18-2008, 11:44 PM
 
Location: West Metro Atlanta
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???That makes no sense.But regionally speaking large numbers from people throughout the region move to Atlanta more than any other major city in the south.Atlanta gdp is the 28th in the world.*th in the U.S.
What makes no sense ? I would figure that being in close proximity to a major city would have a positive effect economically speaking.
 
Old 11-18-2008, 11:46 PM
 
Location: Atlanta ,GA
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If Atlanta is such an important city, then why is the closest state to Atlanta (Alabama) often considered one of the poorest ? Wouldnt Alabama's proximity to such a major city have a big impact on the state of Alabama ?
I was looking at another poll when i quoted in the othere post but here is one from 2005 rankings.City Mayors reviews the richest cities in the world in 2005
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