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Old 05-26-2014, 03:55 PM
 
Location: Atlanta ,GA
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I bet that Macon has tons of potential, but it hasn't capitalized on it. It's not been remotely any kind of economic/jobs creator to be a "giant" etc and it's population growth is tepid at best. It doesn't seem to capitalize on being relatively close to Atlanta.
Because the growth is not in the actually city but North Macon suburbs.
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Old 05-26-2014, 06:24 PM
 
Location: Macon, GA
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I bet that Macon has tons of potential, but it hasn't capitalized on it. It's not been remotely any kind of economic/jobs creator to be a "giant" etc and it's population growth is tepid at best. It doesn't seem to capitalize on being relatively close to Atlanta.
That was because of inept, racially charged "leadership" on both sides. With the consolidation, things are turning around slowly. We're getting some new blood in there slowly.



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Because the growth is not in the actually city but North Macon suburbs.
Since we're consolidated, North Macon is within the city limits now. Downtown, College Hill Corridor, and South Macon-Bibb bordering Byron/Warner Robins is coming along. Sadly, I can't say the same thing for the older parts of town. South Macon and West Macon are still the slums. East Macon isnt as bad people think, but still nothing gets built over this way but gas stations. Well, they're completing a Welcome Center for Fort Hawkins now, a Hardees is being constructed on Gray Highway, and they've made planned to turn an old abandoned school into a Senior apartment complex. So while that doesn't sound like much thats more than what had been going on. I think the city as a whole is going to be OK now.
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Old 05-26-2014, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Atlanta ,GA
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That was because of inept, racially charged "leadership" on both sides. With the consolidation, things are turning around slowly. We're getting some new blood in there slowly.





Since we're consolidated, North Macon is within the city limits now. Downtown, College Hill Corridor, and South Macon-Bibb bordering Byron/Warner Robins is coming along. Sadly, I can't say the same thing for the older parts of town. South Macon and West Macon are still the slums. East Macon isnt as bad people think, but still nothing gets built over this way but gas stations. Well, they're completing a Welcome Center for Fort Hawkins now, a Hardees is being constructed on Gray Highway, and they've made planned to turn an old abandoned school into a Senior apartment complex. So while that doesn't sound like much thats more than what had been going on. I think the city as a whole is going to be OK now.
Thats good.Its a reversal of the decline that had been.Modest gains are better than no gains.
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Old 05-30-2014, 10:47 AM
 
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Because the growth is not in the actually city but North Macon suburbs.
I wasn't exclusively referring to the city.
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Old 05-31-2014, 02:02 AM
 
Location: Atlanta ,GA
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I wasn't exclusively referring to the city.
Well still if you look at its suburbs its not"tepid".
Jones and Monroe counties both grew 21%
Peach grew 17%

If you count Houston,it grew 26%.

Its obvious the city is loosing population to its suburbs.
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