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View Poll Results: Which do you favor?
Raleigh-Durham 55 73.33%
Columbus 20 26.67%
Voters: 75. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 02-20-2019, 01:09 PM
 
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I prefer RDU, albeit slightly.

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Old 02-20-2019, 04:08 PM
 
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RDU feels like a slightly better version of Columbus but with better weather IMO.
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Old 02-20-2019, 04:22 PM
 
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Rdu
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Old 02-20-2019, 08:22 PM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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Raleigh is better because it has more going for it. Columbus is ok, but like some other cities in the Midwest, it is being passed in population and economic development by southern peers.
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Old 02-21-2019, 07:28 AM
 
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Raleigh is better because it has more going for it. Columbus is ok, but like some other cities in the Midwest, it is being passed in population and economic development by southern peers.
Columbus is growing fairly well, and is doing better than many Midwestern peer cities of similar size. Raleigh may have "more going for it," and I also personally prefer it, but it's not like Columbus is some Rust Belt mess.
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Old 02-21-2019, 04:54 PM
 
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Raleigh is better because it has more going for it. Columbus is ok, but like some other cities in the Midwest, it is being passed in population and economic development by southern peers.
Columbus is probably the closest thing to a Sunbelt city in the Midwest in terms of growth and new development. It's not experiencing breakneck growth like a lot of Sunbelt cities but it is above average and not even close to anemic.

Objectively I don't think I can say the Triangle has more going for it just because it's growing faster. I think RTP puts the Triangle on a more prosperous trajectory but Columbus does have OSU as an asset, although I'm not sure how well the research there is utilized to foster private-sector growth. And I'd say Columbus currently has a more robust corporate sector.
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Old 02-21-2019, 09:23 PM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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Columbus is growing fairly well, and is doing better than many Midwestern peer cities of similar size. Raleigh may have "more going for it," and I also personally prefer it, but it's not like Columbus is some Rust Belt mess.
It's not, but I still prefer Raleigh for it's location, schools, economic development.
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Old 02-21-2019, 09:26 PM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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Columbus is probably the closest thing to a Sunbelt city in the Midwest in terms of growth and new development. It's not experiencing breakneck growth like a lot of Sunbelt cities but it is above average and not even close to anemic.
Noone said it had anemic growth.

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Objectively I don't think I can say the Triangle has more going for it just because it's growing faster. I think RTP puts the Triangle on a more prosperous trajectory but Columbus does have OSU as an asset, although I'm not sure how well the research there is utilized to foster private-sector growth. And I'd say Columbus currently has a more robust corporate sector.
I agree. I like Columbus as I stated on similar threads, but I prefer Raleigh more. So it's not a hyperbolic "because I choose Raleigh, Columbus is bad" situation.
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Old 02-21-2019, 10:15 PM
 
Location: Washington DC
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Definitely Raleigh for me
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Old 02-22-2019, 12:33 AM
 
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Noone said it had anemic growth.
I know but I was just pointing out that although it isn't growing at the rate of the Sunbelt boomtowns, it is still growing fast and at a more manageable rate at that.

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I agree. I like Columbus as I stated on similar threads, but I prefer Raleigh more. So it's not a hyperbolic "because I choose Raleigh, Columbus is bad" situation.
I understand. I just thought that the assertion that Raleigh/the Triangle offers more was somewhat debatable. And I also prefer Raleigh for the record.
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