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Old 10-03-2007, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Eagan, Minnesota
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I am considering a move to the South, Houston is my top choice right now, but I was wondering what Charlotte is like. I would like to hear feedback from people that have lived in many states if all possible, since local feedback is often biased and unrealistic. My professional background is Economics/Finance, so I am looking for a city that would allow me to grow professionally in this area, basically MBA-level jobs in Financial Analysis/Management. The reason why I have considered Houston is because it is a large city with many Fortune 500 companies and a very stable, somewhat established local economy (energy, oil, etc). Is Charlotte on its way to becoming a professional, cosmopolitan, worldly city like Houston, or is the local mentality still "Southern-Small Town-Hillbilly"? Any constructive feedback is appreciated.
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Old 10-03-2007, 12:15 PM
 
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It is on its way to becoming that but there is still some small-town hillbilly mentality . I think the weather and the landscape is better here than in Houston. We are also the second largest banking center behind NYC. Come, visit, and see for yourself. That is how you will be able to make the best decision for you.
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Old 10-03-2007, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Fort Mill, SC (Charlotte 'burb)
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If you choose Texas with your background, Dallas would be better.
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Old 10-03-2007, 01:21 PM
 
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Seems you might have a problem in the Charlotte, not that there is anything wrong with the city and its opportunities, but Houston seems to be a better place for you. P.S. good luck with your ego.
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Old 10-03-2007, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Fort Mill, SC (Charlotte 'burb)
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Well, Charlotte is the second largest banking center in the US by assets, so having an MBA means you will definitely have opportunities. 2/3 of the people in Charlotte are not from here and most of that two thirds are not from the South, so it all depends on what you're looking for. I love it here.
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