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Old 03-29-2015, 06:32 PM
 
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Lol ok to get back on topic. I don't think we will over take Atlanta as the hub of the south actually. I have a stong belief that we will come in 2nd as hub status. If we included Miami then I would say a very stong strong 3rd .
There's Tampa to consider as well; it's already third in metro population in the Southeast behind Miami and Atlanta.
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Old 03-29-2015, 09:17 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Let's not forget Nashville, it's neck and neck with Charlotte for the third spot in the southeast behind Miami and Atl.
It's up there but Charlotte has a good 600K lead on Nashville in population right now. I think Tampa and Orlando are still ahead of Charlotte too.
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Old 03-29-2015, 09:39 PM
 
Location: Charlotte NC
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It's up there but Charlotte has a good 600K lead on Nashville in population right now. I think Tampa and Orlando are still ahead of Charlotte too.

Charlotte ranks among the World’s Most Competitive Cities in a report recently released by IBM and Site Selection magazine. Of the top 100 global cities, including many of the larger business meccas: New York, London, Paris, Hong Kong, Singapore, Dubai and like, Charlotte ranks 40th or higher across the board.
In fact, Charlotte was one of only 12 U.S. cities to make the report’s ranking, grouping it among Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.

Charlotte has always been at the crossroads of commerce. From its founding in 1768 at the crossing of two Native-American trading paths to its Gold Rush in the early 1800s and the rise of the region’s textile mills and banks, the city as we all know is known as a top U.S. energy hub, the second largest U.S. financial center and third in the nation in world-class health care facilities.

They are strong cities but I believe Charlotte is ahead of them then what you guys are giving our fair city credit for.

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Old 03-29-2015, 09:43 PM
 
Location: Charlotte NC
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Of Fortune 500 firms, 264 are represented in Charlotte. And Charlotte is at the epicenter of the Piedmont Atlantic region, the fourth largest concentration of manufacturing in the country and home to 918 foreign-owned businesses.

Besides our pleasant climate and good natural resources including a relatively low cost of energy, the greater Charlotte metropolitan area is home to 2.2 million people and is the second largest city in the Southeast, and its population in a 100-mile radius exceeds that of Birmingham, Jacksonville, Miami, Tampa, Memphis, Nashville or Norfolk.
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Old 03-29-2015, 11:03 PM
 
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Well I should know this since I typed it. What is your point?

At least I made a post about the topic which is more than you have done.
What is the point? The point is that you claimed that you had made a typo when actually you typed the name of an entirely different publication, which by definition (I gave you the definition) does not constitute a typo. It appears deliberate. You got called out by a couple people on the fact that you were bashing the Charlotte Observer over an article that is not even theirs. So you tried worming your way out of it by claiming you had made a typo. That's not a credible excuse. As for staying on topic, you came into this thread posting a pithy statement that the "Observer parrots Johnny Harris's opinion without questions." That's all you said about the article, then turned to bashing the Observer as "a waste of electrons" and a "rag." That probably would have been your only post in this thread had you not been called out about your inaccurate bashing of The Charlotte Observer. Your subsequent posts have just been to defend yourself and to try to save face.
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Old 03-30-2015, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Charlotte ranks among the World’s Most Competitive Cities in a report recently released by IBM and Site Selection magazine. Of the top 100 global cities, including many of the larger business meccas: New York, London, Paris, Hong Kong, Singapore, Dubai and like, Charlotte ranks 40th or higher across the board.
In fact, Charlotte was one of only 12 U.S. cities to make the report’s ranking, grouping it among Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.

Charlotte has always been at the crossroads of commerce. From its founding in 1768 at the crossing of two Native-American trading paths to its Gold Rush in the early 1800s and the rise of the region’s textile mills and banks, the city as we all know is known as a top U.S. energy hub, the second largest U.S. financial center and third in the nation in world-class health care facilities.

They are strong cities but I believe Charlotte is ahead of them then what you guys are giving our fair city credit for.

What cities is Charlotte ahead of in this post????
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Old 03-30-2015, 09:35 AM
 
Location: Cotswold
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In time it is possible for Charlotte to pass Atlanta, but it is doing it by learning from the mistakes Atlanta made. As long as Charlotte works on roads and public transit, it is has the bones to be much more then it is currently. Controlled growth.
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Old 03-30-2015, 10:30 AM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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In time it is possible for Charlotte to pass Atlanta, but it is doing it by learning from the mistakes Atlanta made. As long as Charlotte works on roads and public transit, it is has the bones to be much more then it is currently. Controlled growth.
The city of Charlotte is bigger than the city of Atlanta. The Atlanta metro is bigger than the Charlotte metro.
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Old 03-30-2015, 10:49 AM
 
Location: O4W
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Why does Atlanta have to be brought up in the majority of the Charlotte threads.

"I have a dream that one day this forum they will not bring up Atlanta. I have a dream."
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Old 03-30-2015, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Charlotte NC
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Why does Atlanta have to be brought up in the majority of the Charlotte threads.

"I have a dream that one day this forum they will not bring up Atlanta. I have a dream."
The worst post ever. We are debating an article that was posted. Charlotte posters don't want to be like anyone but ourselves. It people outside our metro and state who wants us to be this and that. I have a dream that Atlanta posters stop coming to our forum and meddling in our affairs .
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