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Old 01-22-2009, 04:06 PM
 
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Study: Birmingham will lose 11,900 jobs - Birmingham Business Journal:

Birmingham is projected to lose roughly 12,000 jobs in 2009. However, the overall unemployment rate will only rise to 5.9%, making this one of the least-affected cities in the country.

I have to say, this is an amazing departure from the early 80s, when Birmingham's unemployment was right up there with Flint, Michigan. Further, I would offer that because we'll end up this recession with far few job losses and much lower foreclosure rate, the city is probably well positioned for more dynamic growth in the recovery. Any thoughts?
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Old 01-25-2009, 04:35 PM
 
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What will happen to the metro area populatin as a result of this?
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Old 01-25-2009, 04:40 PM
 
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What will happen to the metro area populatin as a result of this?
Not much in the next year. I think, probably, over time, Birmingham's metro is probably positioned for a good bit of expansion.
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Old 01-25-2009, 04:44 PM
 
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How can you tell?
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Old 01-25-2009, 07:28 PM
 
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Diversified economy in growth industries, low foreclosure rates which means greater retained wealth, less erosion of home values, and a very high per capita income growth rate over the past 25 years.
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Old 01-25-2009, 07:39 PM
 
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Will they ever widened 459 to accomodate the growth in the McCalla-Bessemer areas?
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Old 01-26-2009, 09:04 AM
 
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Will they ever widened 459 to accomodate the growth in the McCalla-Bessemer areas?
What about the Bessemer spaceport? When will that get started? When will the first launches be?
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Old 01-26-2009, 03:20 PM
 
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What about the Bessemer spaceport? When will that get started? When will the first launches be?
God Bless You, 3 a.m. If I had answers to 1/10th of those questions I would be worth hundreds of millions right now.
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