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View Poll Results: What city is most poised to become another powerhouse of the South
Richmond, Va 27 9.96%
New Orleans, LA 24 8.86%
Nashville, TN 107 39.48%
Jacksonville, FL 14 5.17%
Louisville, KY 10 3.69%
Raleigh, NC 71 26.20%
Birmingham, AL 16 5.90%
Memphis, TN 2 0.74%
Voters: 271. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-10-2015, 02:47 PM
 
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Nashville although the urban infrastructure of Richmond, Louisville and Birmingham are superior and probably setup for a better quality of life. I expect all of the cities listed to improve over the next decade or so.
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Old 04-10-2015, 04:38 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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New Orleans is what it is. It's probably never going to even flirt with a 2M metro in any of our lifetimes, but it has the reputation of a city twice its size. It's always going to be a major tourism hub, but probably will never outgrow its niche.
There are whispers of working towards combining the BR and NOLA metro areas. If they put in high speed rail and people actually *use* it, things could happen. The current mayor of New Orleans is pretty aspirational atm to say the least, and entrepreneurship and exports in New Orleans are skyrocketing ...

If this was before 2012 or so, I'd agree, but things are really starting to change here. Housing is very short and the city still grew 5,000 people last year - Jefferson Parish grew about 500 people.
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Old 04-15-2015, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Birmingham
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Do you know how to read English? Tell me how this:

Has anything negative in it? There are no jabs. No shots fired. Nothing.

Or is it that you don't realize geography? New Orleans is a smaller city than Houston. Fact. Nashville is a smaller city than Atlanta. Fact. New Orleans is a Gulf Coast city like Houston. Fact. Nashville is a state capital, music center, and city of the interior landmass like Atlanta. Fact again.

So when I say "it keeps the parody of Houston and Atlanta alive" and that they are a SMALLER ANALOGUE and reference the smaller aspects like geography for it, how is it "having an agenda?"

You must not know what an agenda is or what my post meant.
Probably because you should have said parity instead of "parody."
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Old 04-15-2015, 01:37 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Surprised Hampton Roads isn't up there.
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Old 04-15-2015, 01:39 PM
 
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Surprised Hampton Roads isn't up there.
It's probably the most overlooked metro in the South for its size.
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Old 04-15-2015, 01:43 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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It's probably the most overlooked metro in the South for its size.
We don't get no respect. It's baffling. I honestly get the feeling that this place is on the verge of totally exploding, once the Midtown tunnel's finished, light rail extends to Virginia Beach, the post-Panamax ships start dropping anchor in the harbor, and trade opens up with Cuba (Virginia's one of Cuba's largest trading partners in the US and we've conducted multiple trade missions there, so we have a good relationship with them).
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Old 04-15-2015, 02:05 PM
 
Location: Birmingham
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Surprised Hampton Roads isn't up there.
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It's probably the most overlooked metro in the South for its size.

My guess is because it doesn't fit the ideal main core city, smaller suburb framework that most people are used too. The name describes a harbor and a Christmas light like chain of a bunch of cities and not one city itself.
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Old 04-15-2015, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Most people do not even know where Hampton Roads is..
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Old 04-15-2015, 02:08 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Most people do not even know where Hampton Roads is..
Granted, it's the largest population cul-de-sac in the US. But it's got 1.8 million people. Not the largest by any means, but it's not something to shake a stick at, either. It's just strange, is all.

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My guess is because it doesn't fit the ideal main core city, smaller suburb framework that most people are used too. The name describes a harbor and a Christmas light like chain of a bunch of cities and not one city itself.
Honestly, it's not really a christmas-light like chain. It's more like a triangle. A really strangely-shaped triangle.
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Old 04-15-2015, 02:11 PM
 
Location: Birmingham
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Granted, it's the largest population cul-de-sac in the US. But it's got 1.8 million people. Not the largest by any means, but it's not something to shake a stick at, either. It's just strange, is all.
But it isn't strange. People know where and what Virginia Beach or Norfolk or Newport News is. "Hampton Roads" doesn't mean anything to most outside the area and many won't have a clue where that is.
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