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Old 09-15-2010, 07:24 PM
 
Location: Augusta, GA ''The fastest rising city in the southeast''
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What cities would you put in your top 5? When it comes to new jobs, industry, technology, and companies coming to the city in the future....

Albany
Augusta
Austin
Baton Rouge
Buffalo
Dallas
Des Moines
El Paso
Honolulu
Houston
Jackson
Kansas City
Little Rock
Madison
McAllen
Oklahoma City
Omaha
Rochester
San Antonio
Washington DC
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Old 09-15-2010, 09:01 PM
 
Location: The City
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DC is the real outlier here on size
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Old 09-15-2010, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Columbia Heights, D.C.
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If anyone puts any city on that list above D.C. they are a true hater.

1. D.C
2. Houston
3. Dallas
4. Rochester
5. San Antonio
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Old 09-15-2010, 09:32 PM
 
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I can't put DC on the list actually because I foresee a huge cut in gov't spending (regardless of politics) that will affect the defense contractors, bureaucracys, etc. I think the sudden drop in the huge amount of gov't spending will negativly affect DC in the future. By the way I have no reason to hate DC

from the list:

1.) Dallas
2.) Houston
3.) OK city
4.) Austin
5.) lil Rock

It's hard for me to bet on smaller metros, but the 2 Texas city's are a must, a couple of state capitals and OK has to grow. It may have the biggest growth rate of the others.
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Old 09-15-2010, 09:35 PM
 
Location: The City
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DC is the real outlier here on size

Not sure how I missed Dallas and Houston
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Old 09-16-2010, 12:31 AM
 
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My list is DC and the Texas Triangle (DFW, Houston, San Antonio, and Austin). Although Des Moines and Omaha are good choices.
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Old 09-16-2010, 07:00 AM
 
Location: Tower of Heaven
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I will put Houston first on the list because new projects are huge and the pop growth is enormous..The Texas Medical Center is famous to be the Silicon Valley of the biomedical research and the port of houston will grow strongly (+25%) and could become the most important port in the country.

DC is good and its future could be good too (many high-tech companies, gov capital, tourism it's pretty diversified) but the next government spending cuts could be painful for the city so I must be cautious.

Dallas is promising ! Omaha has a huge potentiel, maybe an emerging big city ! San Antonio is the most hispanic big city with many good types of jobs.And El Paso has the potential to become a leader in solar energy, don't forget that.
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Old 09-16-2010, 01:08 PM
 
Location: Augusta, GA ''The fastest rising city in the southeast''
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I'm going with Austin, Omaha, Augusta, Dallas, and Oklahoma City.
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Old 09-16-2010, 02:05 PM
 
Location: Charlotte
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Augusta over Washington, DC or Houston? No way!
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Old 09-16-2010, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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Augusta over Washington, DC or Houston? No way!

you will have to excuse the ignorance of some on here. to them DC is just where that black guy lives and Houston is an aligator village in the texas swamps
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