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Old 02-18-2014, 11:57 AM
 
Location: Columbus,Georgia
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Which state holds up better without their main city/metro?
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Old 02-18-2014, 02:46 PM
 
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Dead heat. In terms of CSAs, Huntsville, Mobile and Montgomery are actually larger than those of Savannah, Augusta, and Columbus.
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Old 02-18-2014, 02:51 PM
 
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Without Atlanta GA is below Alabama, same culture/food IMO too.
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Old 02-18-2014, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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GA by light years.
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Old 02-18-2014, 03:33 PM
 
Location: Augusta, GA ''The fastest rising city in the southeast''
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Dead heat. In terms of CSAs, Huntsville, Mobile and Montgomery are actually larger than those of Savannah, Augusta, and Columbus.
Augusta doesn't have a CSA... The only city with a larger metro and urban population in Alabama is Birmingham...
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Old 02-18-2014, 03:35 PM
 
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GA by light years.
Based on what? Huntsville is a huge tech and research center that isn't matched by Augusta, Columbus, or Savannah. Mobile is a much larger port than Savannah. While Montgomery isn't my favorite town on the planet, it's pretty much in a dead heat with Augusta. And, in truth, if you go right down the line and match Tuscaloosa versus Macon, Florence vs. Valdosta, etc., you pretty much have a dead heat on your hands.
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Old 02-18-2014, 03:42 PM
 
Location: Augusta, GA ''The fastest rising city in the southeast''
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Based on what? Huntsville is a huge tech and research center that isn't matched by Augusta, Columbus, or Savannah. Mobile is a much larger port than Savannah. While Montgomery isn't my favorite town on the planet, it's pretty much in a dead heat with Augusta. And, in truth, if you go right down the line and match Tuscaloosa versus Macon, Florence vs. Valdosta, etc., you pretty much have a dead heat on your hands.
The medical and energy sectors in Augusta isn't matched anywhere in those cities..

The city of Savannah is more dynamic than Mobile in every single way..

Please explain how Augusta and Montgomery are pretty much in a dead heat?? I think you need to come visit Augusta sometime.. Lots of construction and many national retailers including Michael Kors, Apple, Whole Foods, Cabelas, Sephora, H&M, PF Changs, Costco, a new outlet mall coming soon, etc..

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Old 02-18-2014, 04:02 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Based on what? Huntsville is a huge tech and research center that isn't matched by Augusta, Columbus, or Savannah. Mobile is a much larger port than Savannah. While Montgomery isn't my favorite town on the planet, it's pretty much in a dead heat with Augusta. And, in truth, if you go right down the line and match Tuscaloosa versus Macon, Florence vs. Valdosta, etc., you pretty much have a dead heat on your hands.

Where is Mobile??

Top 10 Busiest Ports in the United States

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Old 02-18-2014, 04:03 PM
 
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The medical and energy sectors in Augusta isn't matched anywhere in those cities..

The city of Savannah is more dynamic than Mobile in every single way..

Please explain how Augusta and Montgomery are pretty much in a dead heat?? I think you need to come visit Augusta sometime.. Lots of construction and many national retailers including Michael Kors, Apple, Whole Foods, Cabelas, Sephora, H&M, PF Changs, Costco, a new outlet mall coming soon, etc..
As far as dynamic is concerned, neither Mobile nor Savannah could really qualify. But Mobile is bigger, ships a lot more in and out of its port and has done an excellent job attracting industry lately with Thyssen Krupp and Airbus.

I've been to Augusta plenty of times. I have a client over there. By dead heat, I guess I should clarify. Neither town has all that much going for it. And Huntsville smokes both with a who's who in aerospace and tech.

Look, if you want to be a homer and cherry pick facts about Georgia's 2nd tier cities, suit yourself. But for you to sit here and say those towns outdistance Alabama's 2nd tier cities by anything approaching a wide margin, then I would say you're smoking crack.
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Old 02-18-2014, 04:05 PM
 
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Funny you have the list of 10 busiest ports in the United States. Mobile comes in at 11th, while Savannah is trailing behind at 28th with half of Mobile's volume.
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