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Old 11-10-2007, 08:38 PM
 
Location: Fairfax
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Do you think this is possible? Do you think Charlotte will continue to have a period of growth in population and importance that Atlanta did? Also, do you see other cities in the Carolina's like Raleigh/Durham, Greenville, SC, Greensboro, or Charleston stealing some of Charlotte's thunder or do you think Charlotte will be clearly the dominant metro area of the region?
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Old 11-10-2007, 08:42 PM
 
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It's the 2nd largest banking capital in America.....It's the largest city in NC. I don't see it slowing down anytime soon.
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Old 11-11-2007, 10:46 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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It's the 2nd largest banking capital in America.....It's the largest city in NC. I don't see it slowing down anytime soon.
Doesn't mean CLT citizens want this city to be "another Atlanta." Don't think anyone wants another "Northern Virginia/Fairfax Co" either.

I have contemplated this a lot. What is Charlotte's identity? As you mentioned, we are the second largest banking region. Is that our identity? Home of NASCAR - is that our identity?

I was thinking the other day - how would I market this city? Not sure. How do you describe our "uptown" and its neighborhoods? What about gentrification and its impact in older neighborhoods? What about the schizoid nature of S. CLT (Ballantyne in particular - wh/ I happen to very much like) as opposed to "the city of Charlotte" itself . . .

I am not sure how to even describe CLT anymore. It seems we have evolved into a city of enclaves, most quite disconnected with uptown CLT.
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Old 11-11-2007, 11:25 AM
 
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I would characterize it by saying we have virtually everything from professional sports, NASCAR, big business, small business, great weather and opportunities everywhere for just about anyone wanting to make the change.

I agree it wouldn't be easy to make a marketing slogan for Charlotte. I don't want it to be like any other city. I want it to be like Charlotte and represent to the rest of America/World that this place is a viable choice if you want to have opportunities.


I like it here. I was born and raised in Greensboro and have lived in numerous places around Charlotte. Uptown is on the move....It wasn't long ago that uptown wasn't really a great place to live...mainly just work. Now it has both and is growing amazingly fast. From where I live I know of 3 huge buildings going up with1 mile from me. And about 11 total. That in itself is amazing. I think the outskirts of Charlotte are an amazing choice also. I was actual surprised to see how many million+ home are going up all around these areas.....It's truly amazing to me and it leaves in my mind that the city isn't slowing down any. But that's just my opinion and we all know how those are perceived.
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