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Old 05-16-2008, 02:01 PM
 
Location: Crown Town
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Ironically, I found some recent “international” coverage of the city that kind of speaks to the type of publicity I’d mentioned earlier…

An oasis of price growth awaits in North Carolina - Commercial Property, Business - Independent.ie

Carolina in my mind - Property Plus, Lifestyle - Independent.ie
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Old 05-16-2008, 05:42 PM
 
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^^Those are some really good articles, CB. Thanks for sharing them
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Old 05-27-2008, 12:03 AM
 
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the winner was based on the amount nominations received. It was probably nominated by the mayor and everybody that works with him to counter act the negative publicity Charlotte has had recently with all the crime. The Forbes article was a lot more concrete. I think I am going to nominate Beeville Texas for the next one and have all my friends vote to see what happens. lol.
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Old 05-27-2008, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Crown Town
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Ironically, I found some recent “international” coverage of the city that kind of speaks to the type of publicity I’d mentioned earlier…

An oasis of price growth awaits in North Carolina - Commercial Property, Business - Independent.ie

Carolina in my mind - Property Plus, Lifestyle - Independent.ie
Here’s more international press. This time a recent article from India…

Article: Deccan Herald - Charlotte: a complete package (http://www.deccanherald.com/Content/May252008/sundayherald2008052469838.asp - broken link)
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Old 05-27-2008, 09:32 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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Here’s more international press. This time a recent article from India…

Article: Deccan Herald - Charlotte: a complete package (http://www.deccanherald.com/Content/May252008/sundayherald2008052469838.asp - broken link)
I found it really interesting to read about CLT from the perspective of someone who lives in another part of the world . . . nice find, CB. Points out what this thread is about - CLT is becoming recognized as a world-class city. We are growing and we have had growing pains . . .but this region has a lot to offer.
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Old 05-27-2008, 05:50 PM
 
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Here’s more international press. This time a recent article from India…

Article: Deccan Herald - Charlotte: a complete package (http://www.deccanherald.com/Content/May252008/sundayherald2008052469838.asp - broken link)
Thanks for posting this article Carolina. Bollywood is really big in London with its huge Indian population. It is quite an honor that this Indian paper would recognize our city. By the way, the country that has the highest favorable opinion of the U.S. is India with over 70 percent of its population actually liking us. They really are more of a friend than most people realize.
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Old 05-27-2008, 06:53 PM
 
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Go, Go, Go Good Charlotte #1 in Real Estate market too, out of all major city's. Rock on!
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Old 05-27-2008, 07:02 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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These lists only help if you are trying to leave Charlotte or maybe sell property but does not help if you plan on moving here or stay here.

These list only encourage those who are naive about the lack of infrastructure needs in this area and overcrowding, traffic, less jobs, with more people you have more crime, overcrowded schools, less trees, bad roads.
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Old 05-28-2008, 06:19 AM
 
Location: NE Charlotte, NC (University City)
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...These list only encourage those who are naive about the lack of infrastructure needs in this area and overcrowding, traffic, less jobs, with more people you have more crime, overcrowded schools, less trees, bad roads.
Come on now Sunny...don't be Nathan Negative! Let's re-engineer that glass to be over-designed, not half-empty.

More people=more tax base. More tax base is mo' money. Mo' money *should* lead to more infrastructure.

On an absolutely serious note, the average Joe around here has no clue to how much developers have this region in their back pocket and get away with murder. Developers are the ones causing the lack of infrastructure with thier multi-hundred/thousand home developments and no new roads or utilities to serve them...then everyone expects the city or county to pick up the slack to make the area more livable. Not how it works my friends. Why should my tax dollars from up NE of the city pay for widening roads and extending utility lines in SW Charlotte to cover what a builder/developer didn't want to do? (just using a generic example here...no specifics offered)
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Old 05-28-2008, 06:47 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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Come on now Sunny...don't be Nathan Negative! Let's re-engineer that glass to be over-designed, not half-empty.

More people=more tax base. More tax base is mo' money. Mo' money *should* lead to more infrastructure.

On an absolutely serious note, the average Joe around here has no clue to how much developers have this region in their back pocket and get away with murder. Developers are the ones causing the lack of infrastructure with thier multi-hundred/thousand home developments and no new roads or utilities to serve them...then everyone expects the city or county to pick up the slack to make the area more livable. Not how it works my friends. Why should my tax dollars from up NE of the city pay for widening roads and extending utility lines in SW Charlotte to cover what a builder/developer didn't want to do? (just using a generic example here...no specifics offered)
Developers have "gotten away" with too much, but the local munis have to issue those permits! So let's put the blame where it originates. City planners should be requiring more of developers, as they do in other municipalities across this country. Plain and simple. Look at the make up of our city council and of our county commissioners and that will tell you more about WHY we have the mess w/ lagging infrastructure than anything else one can examine. After all . . . developers have to follow guidelines laid out by government. When our planners decided to issue permits giving developers carte blanche . . . this is what we ended up with.

So yes, developers have gotten away w/ stuff that simply won't happen in our areas of the country, b/c they were ALLOWED to get away with it. Until we the people start screaming about it, this is what is going to continue!!!! And when you have a chair of the county commission who is himself a developer . . . well . . . figure it out.
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