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Old 05-13-2011, 05:57 PM
 
Location: An Island off the coast of North America
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Another topic i was surprised had never been started.
what cities would u say r currently low in population (below 150,000-100,000, more or less) but are going to be (or just could be) major cities (not necessarily cosmopolitan) in the future? based on growth rates, amount of businesses starting up/HQ'ing there, etc.

The only one i could think of is maybe Stamford, CT-the city already has a better skyline than major cities like virginia beach and san antonio, and has many different neighborhoods.

what small cities today could be BIG in the future???
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Old 05-13-2011, 06:58 PM
 
Location: A van down by the river
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sanfords skyline is crap.
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Old 05-13-2011, 07:13 PM
 
Location: An Island off the coast of North America
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sanfords skyline is crap.
its still better than VB'S!!
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Old 05-13-2011, 08:10 PM
 
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Maybe Ann Arbor MI....
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Old 05-13-2011, 08:50 PM
 
Location: California
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Scranton, PA
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Old 05-13-2011, 09:53 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Lafayette, LA
Shreveport, LA has the bones, but Dallas sucks it dry.
Jackson, MS, since it's the capital city in the state, if Mississippi ever gets the ball rolling.
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Old 05-13-2011, 10:01 PM
 
Location: metro ATL
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Charleston, SC
Huntsville, AL
Baton Rouge, LA
Boise, ID
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Old 05-13-2011, 10:09 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Charleston, SC
Huntsville, AL
Baton Rouge, LA
Boise, ID
I like that list. And of course I believe Baton Rouge.
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Old 05-13-2011, 10:34 PM
 
Location: The Greatest city on Earth: City of Atlanta Proper
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Charleston, SC
Already had their chance and it won't be happening again unless some sort of miracle happens.

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Nah, they seem content on staying exactly the way they are despite having many advantages with the type of industry there.

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Baton Rouge, LA
Nope.

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Boise, ID
Nice setting, but too far away from....anything.
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Old 05-13-2011, 10:46 PM
 
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If a city isn't already on the map by now, it likely never will be.

Raleigh-Durham-Cary is one of the few small cities that has the prerequisites to make the transition to a major US city. Give it 30 years, and it will be the most relevant southern city.
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